Product Overview

The PM5420 HyPHY 20G device is a feature-rich, high-capacity system-on-a-chip solution that enables universal multi-rate, multiservice line cards, transponder cards, and muxponder cards for Multi-Service Provisioning Platforms (MSPPs), Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) Platforms, Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexers (ROADMs), Optical Transport Platforms (OTPs), Packet-OTPs, and Optical Access Platforms.

The HyPHY 20G delivers unprecedented single-chip scalability and feature integration to enable optimal footprint, power, and cost efficiency. The HyPHY 20G provides a rich set of framing, mapping and multiplexing resources for a variety of protocols, including OTN, SONET/SDH, Ethernet, Fibre Channel, ESCON, FICON, and multi-rate bit transparent services such as video.


  • Carrier OPEX and CAPEX savings:
    • Simplifies equipment deployment and network management by enabling hybrid TDM/packet platforms
    • Dramatically reduces cost of ownership by simplifying line card inventory management
  • Unprecedented service delivery flexibility:
    • Supports per-port configurable OTN, SONET/SDH, Ethernet, SAN and bit transparent client services
    • Rich suite of client service mappings into OTN and SONET/SDH
    • Enables full SNCP-base protection switching for meshed
    • network topologies
  • Processor-based Carrier Ethernet:
    • Flexible implementations of Synchronous Ethernet, IEEE 1588 Precision Timing Protocol (PTP), and Ethernet Link OAM (IEEE 802.3ah)
  • Optimized power and footprint for OEMs:
    • Direct connect to SFP, SFP+ and XFP modules for all rates with no external SERDES or PLL components required
    • All frequencies derived from a single 155.52 MHz reference clock
    • Single-chip solution for muxponders, transponders and optical access platforms
    • Glueless interconnect to many off-the-shelf NPs and fabrics

Typical Applications include:

  • Universal line cards for OTPs, P-OTPs, and MSPPs
  • Single-chip metro access platforms
  • Transponder, Muxponder and MSPP-on-a-wavelength cards for ROADMs
  • Mobile backhaul enabled cards for Packet Optical equipment
  • OTN uplink cards for Packet Transport Network and IP-RAN equipment
  • WAN uplink cards for Broadband Access and Microwave Backhaul platforms
  • Video transport (contribution and distribution) equipment


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Product Brief
      Version Issue Date
Locked PDF Document PM5420 HyPHY 20G High-Capacity Single-Chip Multi-Rate/Multi-Protocol PHY Product Brief [418 KB] PMC-2070781 5 2012-03-21
Locked PDF Document PM5423-KIT HyPHY 20G/10G ODU0 Reference Design Product Brief [180 KB] PMC-2100663 1 2010-04-16
White Papers
      Version Issue Date
Locked PDF Document A Tutorial on ITU-T G.709 Optical Transport Networks (OTN) [1.68 MB] PMC-2081250 2 2011-06-02
  PDF Document Enabling OTN Switching over Packet/Cell Fabrics [181 KB] PMC-2114338 1 2011-12-16
Locked PDF Document OTN Convergence White Paper [1.51 MB] PMC-2110752 1 2011-05-13
Locked PDF Document Transporting Sub-ODU1 Rate Signals in the OTN [165 KB] PMC-2090881 1 2009-09-08
Locked PDF Document Requirements for Next Generation Rate-Agile SERDES Technical White Paper [1.00 MB] PMC-2090262 1 2009-07-20
      Version Issue Date
Locked Compressed Document PM5420-FI HyPHY 20G 1517 FCBGA CAD Symbols and Footprints [870 KB] PMC-2090283 2 2009-03-19