In telecommunications transport infrastructure, Optical Transport Network (OTN) and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) protocols are being combined to create Packet-Optical Transport Networks (P-OTNs). Telecom equipment manufacturers provide these new P-OTN systems and, naturally, are now looking to the component providers for silicon that supports these requirements. Products such as TPACK’s TPO124, based on Altera’s low-cost 40-nm Arria II GX FPGAs or HardCopy ASIC technology, allow innovative developers to offer flexible semiconductor products with lower cost and lower power than alternative solutions based on standard cell-based ASICs.