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Asidua announces WanStaX support of PMC’s new WinPath4 mobile backhaul processor

Asidua announces WanStaX support of PMC’s new WinPath4 mobile backhaul processor

Asidua, the technology solutions company, has today announced that their WanStaX control plane software portfolio now supports PMC’s new WinPath4 mobile backhaul processor; enabling both WanStaX and WinPath to provide OpenFlow Support for SDN Environments.

Specifically optimised for seamless evolution of radio networks from 2G and 3G to LTE, WinPath4’s Carrier Ethernet Router-on-Chip architecture integrates Layer 2 switch and Layer 3 router functionality. This allows system vendors to provide intelligence and drive product differentiation with new platforms that are Layer 3 capable to support the transition to an all-IP mobile backhaul.

Asidua’s WanStaX portfolio allows the power and flexibility of WinPath4 to be harnessed and deployed in working solutions in the shortest possible timeframe, and now includes interfaces supporting the OpenFlow standard, thus enabling WanStaX and WinPath to enable SDN-ready network equipment.

Making the announcement at the Linley Group Carrier Conference in Santa Clara, Asidua’s Chief Executive Steve Brankin said: “We are pleased to be able to continue Asidua’s long association with PMC’s leading WinPath® backhaul processor family by announcing WanStaX support for WinPath4. The PMC/Asidua partnership has allowed us to develop technologies which dovetail perfectly and provide highly flexible and easily integrated solutions for equipment providers creating systems for fast evolving, high performance networks”.

Eddie Millsopp, Head of Asidua’s Telecommunications Systems Division commented: “WanStaX is the perfect complement to WinPath4, as it contains all the control plane features necessary in particular to allow parallel working of TDM, Pseudowire and all-IP networks, easing the development of transformable mobile backhaul networks.  The WanStaX OpenFlow interface makes production of systems ready for deployment in an SDN environment easy.”

Babak Samimi, Vice President of Marketing and Applications for PMC's Communications Business Unit added: “PMC has worked in partnership with Asidua across several generations of our WinPath franchise.  Asidua’s WanStaX is optimized to leverage WinPath4’s flexible and programmable architecture and helps our customers deliver differentiated products and respond to emerging requirement like SDN as the mobile network evolves.”

About Asidua

Asidua is endorsed by PMC® as a preferred supplier for providing a complete portfolio of software components and niche professional services focused on the WinPathTM product family.  WanStaXTM is Asidua’s branded portfolio of software products designed specifically for use with PMC-Sierra’s WinPathTM network processor family.

From their headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Asidua teams have successfully delivered solutions for a wide range of equipment suppliers including Tier 1s & 2s from across the globe.

For further information on Asidua’s WanStaXTM portfolio, visit

About PMC

PMC (Nasdaq: PMCS) is the semiconductor innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data. Building on a track record of technology leadership, the company is driving innovation across storage, optical and mobile networks. PMC’s highly integrated solutions increase performance and enable next-generation services to accelerate the network transformation.

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Media Contacts

Kieran Mitchell
Marketing Manager
Asidua Ltd, 10 Weavers Court, Belfast, BT12 5GH
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9072 5000
Fax: +44 (0) 28 9072 5001