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Xilinx All Programmable Optical Transport Network (OTN) IP Subsystems Honored by 2016 Lightwave Innovation Reviews
Enables network equipment providers to focus on end-product innovation and differentiation while reducing time-to-market and total cost of ownership

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that its All Programmable Optical Transport Network (OTN) IP Subsystems were recognized by the 2016 Lightwave Innovation Reviews with a score of four out of five possible points for technical excellence.  The IP subsystems support 100G and Beyond 100G (B100G) transponder, muxponder, and switching OTN applications. They are pre-constructed by Xilinx with different IP blocks and have gone through extensive system level testing on Xilinx's UltraScale™ and UltraScale+™ families of FPGAs. Designers can modify or simply instantiate these subsystems to fit different needs, realizing an ASIC/ASSP-like design experience with much higher levels of flexibility and differentiation.

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The Lightwave Innovation Reviews program, presented annually by Lightwave, distinguishes the top products and solutions available within the optical networking industry as determined by an independent panel of third-party fiber optics experts. Judges include industry executives and analysts from a wide variety of service providers, technology developers, industry analysts and journalists.

"Congratulations to Xilinx for scoring four in the Lightwave Innovation Reviews this year," said Lightwave Group Publisher, Rob Stuehrk.  "This competitive, unbiased program celebrates the most original and innovative products in the optical networking industry.  We are pleased to honor Xilinx for its line of programmable OTN subsystems that enable customers to build in OTN functions for different applications with ease and flexibility." 

The Xilinx All Programmable OTN IP Subsystems were called out as an outstanding technical achievement providing technical features and performance that deliver clear and substantial benefits. The Xilinx OTN subsystem portfolio enables network equipment providers to focus on end-product innovation and differentiation while reducing time-to-market and total cost of ownership. 

"Being cited for technical excellence by optics experts in the area of networking is important to us as we strive to create all programmable solutions developed from the ground up for engineers designing networking systems and accelerated data center applications," said Gilles Garcia, director of wired communications at Xilinx. "We are very proud that our OTN subsystems are enabling easier adoption and accessibility of FPGAs and SoCs while expanding the possibilities for next generation system designs."

Xilinx will be demonstrating its OTN subsystem solutions at OFC 2016, March 22 – 24 2016, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA. Visit Xilinx in booth #3457.

For more than 30 years, Lightwave ( has delivered trusted technical, application and business insights to senior-level decision makers for optical communications worldwide. Lightwave serves technology vendors, communications carriers and major enterprises with a complete and nuanced picture of the optical communications business environment. Lightwave is a valued information source for information related to FTTx, networking, equipment design, MSO optics, and test and measurement for corporate executives, department heads, project managers, network engineers and others making strategic decisions that are critical to the success of their businesses. Lightwave is a unit of PennWell Corporation.

About the 2016 Lightwave Innovation Reviews
The Lightwave Innovation Reviews is in its third year of recognizing and celebrating the industry's most unique products and solutions that help optical communications professionals worldwide drive improvements and innovation in optical technology.  Executives from Verizon, LightCounting Market Research, Cisco, Lumentum and Huawei were among the third-party judges for the 2016 Innovation Reviews. Criteria used in the Innovation Reviews rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.

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