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Dune Networks announces availability of SPAUI implementation on Altera FPGAs

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Dune Networks, a leading provider of networking devices for Data Center, Enterprise and Carrier Ethernet platforms today announced the availability of SPAUI code for Altera Corporations Stratix II GX FPGAs. The two companies worked closely together to ensure SPAUI interoperability between Dune’s Next Generation devices and Altera’s Stratix II GX FPGA family with embedded multi-gigabit transceivers.

SPAUI, an interface based on the XAUI industry standard, incorporates several extensions to support dense 10Gbps level applications with speedup, for accommodating such factors as packet headers, full rate 12GE and in-band flow control.

“Since FPGAs have always been at the forefront of interface transitions, the SPAUI definition has inherent flexibility to take advantage of an FPGA based implementation,” said Eyal Dagan Dune’s CEO., “Altera’s Stratix II GX FPGA devices support SPAUI today with no changes and with minimal logic requirements at both 3.125Gbps and 6.25Gbps.”

“The flexibility, simplicity and robustness of SPAUI make it an ideal interface for dense 10Gbps level networking applications,” said Arun Iyengar, senior director of Altera's communications business unit. “Our close collaboration with Dune allows designers to quickly take advantage of the SPAUI interface in their systems.”

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