PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC-Sierra), a US based provider of internet infrastructure semiconductor solutions, has introduced a new complete systems for the symmetric 10Gbit/s IEEE 802.3av EPON, incorporating Optical Line Terminals (OLT) and Optical Network Units (ONU). The PAS8011 system for the 10G OLTs and PAS9011 system for 10G ONUs combine all the functionality from an OLT and ONU running at 10G rates, incorporating transceivers, and leverage company’s new EPON capabilities and analog expertise.

PMC-Sierra will demonstrate these second-generation 10G EPON platforms in conjunction with the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) from March 23 to March 26, 2009, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. After showcasing its asymmetric 10G EPON systems in 2008, the upcoming demonstration will feature PMC-Sierra’s symmetric 10G EPON systems, delivering 10Gbit/s downstream and 10Gbit/s upstream performance.

“PMC-Sierra’s 10G EPON solutions and the increased availability of optics supporting 10G rates have enabled carriers to begin trials,” stated Raphael Sankar, vice president of marketing for PMC-Sierra’s Fiber to the Home Business Unit. “This performance will allow carriers to provide new services, such as the next level of HDTV broadcasting and advanced business offerings, while further reducing capital expenditures. With this demonstration of symmetric 10G EPON, PMC-Sierra continues to solidify its leadership position in FTTH silicon solutions for EPON and GPON, and now 10G EPON.”

PMC-Sierra has developed complete systems for the symmetric 10G IEEE 802.3av EPON OLT and the ONU. As the new company’s EPON devices, these solutions are interoperable with over seven million EPON ONUs installed worldwide that are based on company’s devices. This allows a smooth and gradual upgrade from the 1G EPON to 10G EPON, while lowering the carriers’ capital and operational expenditures.

PMC-Sierra’s 10G EPON solutions incorporate the backward-compatible Service Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation (DBA), which allows configurable high system performance in multi-service environment for the access, wireless backhaul and cable TV networks. The solutions are IEEE standard compliant and are interoperable, following carrier needs.