Vitesse Semiconductor has expanded its recently announced Next-Generation Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTx) technology ecosystem with the addition of ZTE, the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and CyOptics. Formed to accelerate the deployment of next generation 10Gbit PON systems, Vitesse’ aims to support innovation, supply key components and enhance service delivery in response to increased residential bandwidth needs requiring the deployment of networks utilising optical fibre. Kou-Wei Wang, CyOptics’ VP and GM, said, “CyOptics is committed to the development of transmit and receive solutions for the next generation PON systems. The company is working with Vitesse on a 10 Gbit EPON XFP transceiver reference design for the ONU using CyOptics’ TOSAs and ROSAs and Vitesse’s 10 Gbit EPON chipset to accelerate the optical module and system deployments“. ZTE has a major presence in the PON space with more than 12 million ports in use. The company is developing and deploying next generation systems and recently announced a symmetrical 10 Gbit EPON system at the China FTTH Summit 2009. CyOptics, a supplier of optical components for next generation systems, has a strong presence in current GEPON and GPON markets. In addition to Vitesse, the original FTTx Technology Ecosystem members include MAC vendor Teknovus, test equipment supplier Anritsu and optical component manufacturer, EMCORE. Working with the FTTx ecosystem members, Vitesse continues to expand its IC contributions to 10 Gbit EPON deployments with the volume production release of the VSC8479-01 burst mode 10 Gbit SerDes and sample release of a complete 10 Gbit EPON XFP module reference design. Vitesse’ XFP module reference design targets 10 Gbit EPON symmetric ONU/ONT applications and utilises its PMD chipset including 10 Gbit burst mode driver, 10 Gbit APD ROSA with TIA and 10 Gbit post limiting amplifier. In addition the XFP reference design uses 10 Gbit EPON-compliant TOSA and ROSA designed in standard XMD-MSA fit and form-factor.