WanStaX

We help significantly accelerate and reduce the cost of the development of telecommunications systems

Civica WanStaX is a portfolio of licensable software components designed to allow the telecommunications industry to harness the full potential of your network processors.

WanStaX supports Next-Generation Broadband and Ethernet based services with migration to OpenFlow enabled devices. It provides extensive integration with Microsemi’s WinPath and Sckipio’s G.Fast chipsets, delivering a quality modular software solution for a diverse range of network applications. 

Civica’s market leading software, addresses challenges faced by network equipment manufacturers. The solutions are not only cost-effective but are also customisable and offer an accelerated route to market.

The difference we make

Endorsed partners with Microsemi & Sckipio

Accelerate time to market with reduced cost and enhanced functionality

Tailored expert services to customise products to suit your requirements

European Regional Development FundCivica NI has received support from Invest NI under the European Union’s Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme and we are now benefiting from the research and development activities.

 

WanStaX Application Framework

Our WanStaX Application Framework is a market ready, richly featured, extensible control plane software solution specifically designed for the Microsemi WinPath network processor family.

Through the WanStaX Application Framework ‘out of the box’ feature set, customers can have the key aspects of a software solution built and demonstrable literally in days. Our WanStaX Application Framework allows customers to focus on the ‘business logic’ of their solutions rather than the intricacies of configuring WinPath.

Features

  • A uniform and simplified application front end to the WinPath WDDI driver layer
  • Fast adaption to new hardware designs via its unique Hardware Abstraction layer
  • Accelerated development of WDDI applications using our off-the-shelf WDDI building blocks, including VLAN VRF Routing, VLAN and Non-VLAN Aware Bridging, IEEE 802.1Q Provider Bridging (Stacked VLAN’s) and QoS
  • Utilisation of the latest WinPath Hardware Accelerators including PCE and IWGP
  • Multi-threaded access to WDDI via the WAF API layer
  • Extensive abstracted interface to the target OS with Linux and VxWorks® supported


Compatibility

  • Microsemi's WinPath network processor family running the latest WDDI API
  • Our WanStaX Carrier Ethernet control stacks can optionally be delivered pre-integrated to the WanStaX Application Framework:
    • Link Aggregation 802.3ad
    • Connectivity Fault Management 802.3ag
    • Link OAM 802.3ah
    • Performance Management Y.1731


Deliverables

  • Our WanStaX Application Framework is provided in a mixture of modules in source code (for those modules requiring modification for the particular application) and pre-compiled binary libraries
  • Source code and user documentation
  • Simulation package allowing accelerated x86-based host development and testing
  • We offer support and maintenance for all software provided
  • We also provide Professional Services from a pool of expert staff that has provided specialist WinPath capability to a large number of customers worldwide

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WanStaX G.fast

Civica's WanStaX portfolio supports Next-Generation Broadband and Ethernet based services with migration to OpenFlow enabled devices. It provides extensive integration with Microsemi’s WinPath and Sckipio’s G.Fast chipsets, delivering a quality modular software solution for a diverse range of network applications.

WanStaX meets the current and future needs of network equipment manufacturers and has been developed for the following products;

  • Next-Generation FTTx with integrated Sckipio G.Fast support for off-the-shelf Distribution Point Unit (DPU) applications

  • OpenFlow enabled CPE’s, switches and routers

  • Carrier Class Ethernet backhaul with Provider Bridge and Provider Backbone Bridge support and MPLS-TP including protection and OAM support

  • Smart L3 Routers with IPv4/IPv6 including integrated ARP/NDP/Routing protocol support

  • Smart L2 MEF compliant E-LINE/E-LAN/E-TREE services including extensive bandwidth and OAM support.

WanStaX provides supports across many different telecom technologies, allowing a simple mix and match of features in line with customer specifications. It also enables a quick and seamless integration with Microsemi’s WinPath and Sckipio’s G.Fast chipsets.

  • G.fast
  • OpenFlow
  • Routing
  • MEF
  • Carrier Ethernet
  • Legacy

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WanStaX OpenFlow

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging network architecture where network control is decoupled from forwarding and is directly programmable. The flexibility and high throughput of Microsemi’s WinPath Network processor portfolio makes it an ideal technology choice for network elements that customers need to be ‘SDN Ready’.

Our WanStaX software portfolio includes the necessary features to support OpenFlow-based forwarding, in parallel with ‘traditional’ network architectures which makes it easy for enterprises and carriers to progressively introduce OpenFlow based SDN technologies when WanStaX is deployed.

Features

  • OpenFlow-Hybrid switch
  • All OpenFlow 1.3.4 mandatory features supported
  • Integration with EOAM, CFM and LAG
  • VLAN and PBB support
  • Quality of Service and PCP/DSCP remark support
  • Advanced metering support
  • NETCONF OFConfig-1.2 supported
  • Additional Support for fixed TTP models


Compatibility

  • Microsemi’s WinPath network processor family including WinPath3, WinPath3SL and WinPath4 running the latest WDDI API

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WanStaX Carrier Ethernet

Our WanStaX Carrier Ethernet is a portfolio of market ready, rich featured, Carrier Ethernet control stack solutions that incorporate Link Aggregation, Link OAM, CFM and Performance Monitoring.

WanStaX Carrier Ethernet components are specifically designed for the Microsemi WinPath network processor family.

Features

  • An OS abstracted, standards compliant implementation of LAG (802.3ad), Link OAM (802.3ah), CFM (802.3ag) and PM (Y.1731) Ethernet protocols
  • Example reference applications to accelerate integration, customer and third party products
  • Working demonstrations ready to deploy on Microsemi’s WDS hardware reference platforms
  • Each control stack within the WanStaX Carrier Ethernet components is provided with a comprehensive documentation set and explanation of the reference applications, including details of how to port and build the stack for a new compiler or OS as well as step-by-step guides for integrating with a target solution


Compatibility

  • Microsemi’s WinPath network processor family running the latest WDDI API
  • WanStaX Carrier Ethernet components are compatible with our WanStaX Application Framework - an extensible control plane software solution specifically designed for the Microsemi WinPath network processor family


Licensing & Deliverables

  • We offer a flexible, royalty free commercial model; offered on a ‘per product line’ basis as a single license fee
  • Simulation package allowing accelerated x86-based host development and testing. We offer support and maintenance for all software provided
  • We also provide Expert Services from a pool of experienced engineers that have provided specialist WinPath knowledge and capability to a large number of customers worldwide

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WanStaX Network Interface

Our WanStaX Network Interface Device (NID) packages provide all the software equipment manufacturers need to support all the functional requirements for MEF transport and service NIDs.

Our portfolio has been designed to run on all Microsemi WDS3 and WDS4 reference hardware platforms utilising the flexibility and power of the WinPath.

Using the OpenFlow interface it is possible to extend the functionality of the solution to support standard layer 3 link state and distance vector routing protocols. WanStaX optionally contains a micro OpenFlow controller that runs on the target board providing support for OSPF, RIP, BGP, ISIS and LDP via the Quagga networking routing software suite.

Features

  • Full Service and Transport NID support
  • Type 1.2, 2.1 and 2.2 NID solutions are available.
  • Full OAM support (with hardware acceleration) , 802.3ah, 802.1ag, MEF 13, MEF 20, Y.1731 and 802.1AX.
  • Full VLAN 802.1Q support.
  • Support for E-Line/E-Tree and E-LAN as specified in MEF 6.1.
  • Comprehensive QoS support.
  • Traffic policing and shaping MEF 10.2.
  • MPLS-TP G.8131 G.8132.
  • Sync E and IEEE 1588v2 support.
  • OpenFlow enabled (Q4 2013).
  • OSFP, RIP, BGP, ISIS, LDP (Q1 2014)

 

Applications

  • Ethernet demarcation NID MEF 12.1.1
  • Mobile backhaul

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WanStaX Timing and Synchronisation Control

Ethernet is now the preferred transport technology in the wide area network (WAN) arena, which has been historically dominated by synchronous SONET/SDH technologies.

This brings about a requirement for mechanisms for frequency synchronization over Ethernet packet networks to facilitate the interoperability of carrier Ethernet and legacy synchronous networks.

Our WanStaX portfolio includes both industry standard mechanisms for distributing synchronisation over packet networks – namely IEEE 1588 and Synchronous Ethernet. Both timing control technologies are available for immediate use pre-integrated with Microsemi’s WinPath Network Processor Portfolio.

Compatibility

  • Microsemi’s WinPath network processor family including WinPath3, WinPath3SL and WinPath4 running the latest WDDI API.


Licensing & Deliverables

  • We offer a flexible, royalty free commercial model; offered on a ‘per product line’ basis as a single license fee
  • Simulation package allowing accelerated x86-based host development and testing
  • We offer support and maintenance for all software provided
  • We also provide Expert Services from a pool of experienced engineers that have provided specialist WinPath knowledge and capability to a large number of customers worldwide

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The combination of Xalyo HW and Civica WanStaX means we can now engage with more customers due to the mobile Backhaul and Carrier Ethernet and help accelerate their time to market for ATM PWE3 and other PWE3 technologies applications."
Andre Wiesel, CEO, Xalyo Systems

WanStaX G.fast

Civica WanStaX is a portfolio of licensable software components designed to allow the telecommunications industry to harness the full potential of your network processors.

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