Carrier Conference 2012

Held on June 5 - 6, 2012

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On June 5-6, The Linley Group hosted the second annual Linley Tech Carrier Conference at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose. This two-day, single-track conference focused on system design for wired and wireless infrastructure including Carrier Ethernet, optical transport, broadband infrastructure, and wireless base stations.

The conference opened with a presentation from The Linley Group, highlighting Carrier equipment design trends and providing context for later presentations. The remainder of the program included subjects ranging from access designs to 100G Ethernet designs. Relevant chips discussed included network processors (NPUs), FPGAs, wireless-baseband processors, control-plane processors, PHYs, and optical-transport devices.

Here is a list of some of the outstanding presenters:

Enabling Multi-100Gbps Service Router Applications Using Multicore Processors
Shubu Mukherjee, Distinguished Engineer, Cavium, Inc

A Tale of Two Interfaces: 100G Front-facing Modules and Backplanes
Venkatesh “Venky” Nagapudi, Director, Data Center Product Management, Transport Business Unit, AppliedMicro

The Evolution of HetNet and Cloud RAN
Stephen Turnbull, Division Marketing Manager, Wireless Access Division, Freescale

Wireless Network Controllers: Where the Cloud Meets the Radio Access Network
Steve Cole, Segment Manager, Senior System Architect, Freescale

The Intelligent Base Station of the Future
Steve Vandris, Director, Strategic Planning, Networking Components Division, LSI

Netronome 200G Network Flow Processor
Nabil Damouny, Sr. Director, Business Development/Strategic Marketing, Netronome

Addressing Memory Requirements for 400G Line Cards with Second Generation Bandwidth Engine IC
Michael J Miller, Vice President of Technology Innovation and System Applications, MoSys

Designing High-Performance Small-Cell Base Stations using Power Efficient SoCs
Kin-Yip Liu, Director, Solutions Architecture and Product Planning Infrastructure Processor Group, Cavium, Inc.

Issues in High-Speed Traffic Management
Guy Koren, CTO, EZChip

OTN Trends: Router vs Transport
Parthiban Kandappan, VP Engineering and Co-GM, Transport Business Unit, AppliedMicro

A High Performance Programmable Packet Processing Architecture for 100G and Beyond
Nicolas Tausanovitch, Sr. Product Line Manager, Broadcom

Trends in Mobile Backhaul
Mike Merluzzi, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Networking Components, LSI 

Traffic Processing Challenges: 400G & Beyond in FPGAs
Shreyas Shah, System Architect, Xilinx 

Impact of Small-Cell Base Station Deployments on Mobile Backhaul
Michael Phillip, Director, Wireless Systems, Mobile and Broadband Division, PMC 

Wireless Base Station and Colocated MicroServer Using 40Gbps RapidIO Interconnect
Trevor Hiatt, Product Manager, RapidIO Switching, IDT 

The conference is intended for system designers, network-equipment vendors, OEMs, network service providers, carriers, press, and the financial community. Leading chip vendors will discuss Carrier infrastructure applications and how their products can be used in new designs. Get the information you need to jumpstart your design! Admission is free for qualified attendees.

Premier Sponsor

Cavium Networks


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Industry Sponsor

Ethernet Alliance