Scorpion Family of NG-OTN Processors

The Scorpion NG-OTN (Next Generation Optical Transport Network) processors IP cores product family is a member of Tera-Pass’ product family of NG-OTN processors.

Scorpion NG-OTN processors support the mapping of client-services to either OSU/ODU (Optical Service Unit/Optical Data Unit) containers as per the emerging NG-OTN standards. NG-OTN OSU containers introduce a new, fine-granularity, flexible and variable bandwidth path layer, that supports client-services from E1/T1 (or slower) up to 100Gbps (or more) in 2.6/10.4Mbps increments. OSUs are always transported by ODU containers. NG-OTN enhances current OTN, eliminates SDH/SONET, improves optical infrastructure utilization and reduces operators’ CAPEX and OPEX. Scorpion NG-OTN processors are offered as integrated solutions for Xilinx FPGAs.

 The Scorpion product family comprises 3 members: 

• The TPS3204MP, optimized for E1/T1/T3/STM1/OC3/STM4/OC12/FE/GE client-services over OTU0/OTU1 lines.

• The TPS3202TP, optimized for 10GE client-services over OTU2 lines.

• The TPS3211MP, optimized for E1/T1/T3/STM1/OC3/STM4/OC12/FE/GE client-services over OTU2 lines.

In a typical Scorpion application, Ethernet (10GE/FE/GE), SDH (STM1/4) and PDH (E1/T1/T3) client-signals are presented to Scorpion processors for mapping to either OSU or ODUk containers. OSUs are mapped into ODUs, that are transported over OTU0/1/2 lines. 


Scorpion TPS3204MP NG-OTN processor


Scorpion NG-OTN processors can be combined with Apodis OTN processors to create a powerful client-services solution spanning client-service bandwidths from E1/T1/T3 all the way up to 10GE/STM64.



Combined Scorpion NG-OTN and Apodis OTN processors solution for

client-services spanning E1/T1/T3 through 10GE/STM64 




The table below shows the main characteristics of the various members of the Scorpion product family. 


Scorpion product family of NG-OTN processors


 Scorpion processors are provided along with full technical documentation as well as an SDK (Software Development Kit). 

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