Description: This system was designed for a semiconductor manufacturer who needed both a reference design for their customers, as well as an experimentation platform for their brand new central office VDSL chipset. We understand that any reference designs we undertake must be cost effective and simple to reproduce in order for the reference to be effective. In this case, the reference portion of the design was limited to 4-layers, and was specifically designed with commonly available components. The control plane of the design contained two ARM® processors, and a mail boxing system. As per CO requirements, the system was -48V powered.
Technologies: ARM, UTOPIA, Xilinx® Spartan®, -48V, Central Office, SRAM, line protection, Ethernet
Layers: 12, with only 4 utilized in reference design section (8 left empty)