Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment
Company Overview of Cortina Systems, Inc.
Cortina Systems, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, provides communications semiconductor solutions enabling network connectivity and bandwidth delivery from the core network to the home network. Its product portfolio includes carrier-class semiconductor devices for optical transport and passive optical network systems, as well as data center connectivity and digital home solutions. The company’s optical transport processors and framers offer solutions for delivery of traffic across metro, long-haul, and submarine networks; and family of passive optical network solutions links optical networking units at customer premises with optical line terminals at the central office. It also provide...
1376 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Founded in 2001
Key Executives for Cortina Systems, Inc.
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Cortina Systems, Inc. Key Developments
Cortina Systems, Inc. Introduces First Dual 15G EDC PHY
Sep 9 13
Cortina Systems, Inc. announced the availability of the industry's first dual 15G Electronic Dispersion Compensation (EDC) PHY for low port count applications transitioning from 1 to 10 and 15G. The CS4227 Dual 15G EDC PHY device and its companion chip, the CS4223 Quad 15G EDC PHY, extend Cortina's 28 nm portfolio with architecture designed to drive dramatically lower power and support higher bandwidth for the expanding lower port count application market, such as uplinks and NIC cards. The CS4223 Quad EDC PHY functionality supports four full duplex 10G links, or one full duplex 40G link. The device-wide operating frequency range covers 1 GbE, 10 GbE, 1G FC, 2G FC, 4G FC, 8G, 16G FC, Infiniband SDR, DDR, QDR and FDR, and CPRI Options 1 to 7. EDC capability allows the device to operate with linear SFP+/QSFP optical modules to Direct Attach Copper, 10GBase-ZR, and DWDM SMF applications. The device is fully compliant to 10G SFP+, 802.3ba 40G and 100G nPPI, and nAUI specifications. The fully autonomous device does not require external processors to control the convergence or dynamic adaption of the dispersion compensation. The CS422x Dual and Quad EDC PHY also integrates the auto-negotiation and coefficient training functionality for 10G KR, 40G KR4, 40G CR4, and 16G Fibre channel, for seamless interoperability with existing equipment. The CS422x Dual and Quad EDC PHY includes an integrated 2x2 switch, enabling redundant backplane and faceplate applications without needing an external crossbar device. The integrated switch functionality supports 1+1 protection switching and broadcast functionality in both directions. In addition, the CS422x PHY has a fully symmetric architecture with EDC capability on both ingress and egress directions. This enables applications such as translation from backplane to CR4 cable in blade server designs using a single device, reducing system cost. The CS422x Dual and Quad EDC PHY has integrated AC coupling capacitors. The device also includes capabilities such as real time eye monitoring, loopbacks, PRBS generators and checkers, and hardware interrupt and GPIO pins for test and debug purposes. The CS422x Dual and Quad EDC PHY continue the 28 nm portfolio with a baseline architecture leading the industry with less than 1 nsec latency in a 12 mm x 12 mm package, while lowering power consumption by 50% over previous generations. The CS4223 and CS4227 PHYs provide a wide operating frequency range from 1 to 15 Gbps, and support for all the major standards used in data centers, storage, high performance computing, and wireless backhaul applications including 1 GbE, 10 GbE, 40 GbE, InfiniBand, Fibre Channel, CPRI, and OBSAI. This comprehensive capability allows system designers to solve a wide range of applications with the same device. The Cortina CS4223 and CS4227 PHY devices are in production status.
Entropic Communications and Cortina Systems Develop Advanced Broadband Router/Headless Gateway Reference Platform
Dec 17 12
Entropic Communications and Cortina Systems, Inc. announced their joint collaboration to accelerate the development of high performance customer premise equipment (CPE) including broadband routers and headless gateways, which enable advanced data and TV applications. The reference design addresses service providers' growing CPE needs as they offer higher broadband speeds, newer applications and IP-based video to enhance the user experience. The collaboration leverages the power of Entropic's first-to-market, MoCA(R) (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) 2.0 solution paired with Cortina's CS7542 scalable digital home multi-service platform. The Cortina CS7542 is the dual ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A9 processor architecture with multiple enterprise-class acceleration engines. The CS7542's acceleration engines significantly reduce CPU load for Wi-Fi 802.11ac/n performance, freeing up the Cortex-A9 processor to provide value-add services and a future-proofed solution for platform upgrades. Together, this CPE platform creates a powerhouse system to bring next generation data and video services into and throughout the home, with best of breed performance and service to the consumer. The Entropic/Cortina broadband router and headless gateway reference design will be available to OEM and service provider customers in January 2013.
Cortina Systems, Inc. and Zenverge, Inc. Design Cost-Effective Solution to Deliver HD Video to Smart Mobile Devices
Sep 7 12
Cortina Systems, Inc. and Zenverge, Inc. announced the availability of a joint reference platform for headless media gateway with transcoding capabilities to stream content to devices that are unable to process broadcast video content. Consumers want to have the multi-screen experience where they can view content anywhere, anytime, on any device. The reference platform utilizes Zenverge's ZN200, a quad stream HD transcoder IC, and Cortina's CS7542, a scalable digital home service delivery SoC. Cortina's CS7542 provides content encapsulation and delivery of IP and broadcast video content for whole home multi-screen distribution. Zenverge's ZN200 transcodes content to any profile, bit rate, or resolution with its powerful TransAll transcoding engine. The CS7542/CS7522 is an ultra high performance multi-services delivery platform, designed to address the paradigm shift occurring in the market place due to the emergence of IPTV technology and the convergence of DVB, router gateways, and DVR set-top boxes. The CS7542/CS7522 creates a new model of a single delivery platform that delivers simultaneous line rate bandwidth for secured data, voice, video, and mobile services without service degradation. Its IPSec and enterprise class QoS/routing performance makes it an ideal solution for powerful digital home and SMB networking appliances. The ZN200 family of content networking ICs is designed specifically to reduce operators' capital expenditures by expanding their traditional set-top box business model to reach a wider range of devices, making it the ideal solution for in-home multi-screen support. The ZN200 enables broadcast operators to efficiently transcode live content to iOS and Android-based tablets and smartphones, deliver high-quality H.264 video content to legacy MPEG-2 set-top boxes, and stream compelling video content to game consoles and other IP devices.
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