FPGAs play a key role for early adopters of next-generation PON systems due to their flexibility to allow development of future proof designs and implementation of unique features to differentiate against competitors versus standard products. Altera Stratix V FPGAs’ abundant resources, robust transceivers with native PON burst-mode support, and fast external memory interfaces bring an unprecedented level of system integration. Altera further helps to lower system cost and power consumption via its seamless migration path from FPGAs to its HardCopy series ASICs.