To enable Network Element Virtualization (NEV) for telefommunications Algoblu Co. L.t.d. from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has worked with Missing Link Electronics (MLE) to design and test FPGA-based turnkey solutions.
With NEV technology, carriers can virtualize the underlying network and can fine-tune the management of network resources to provide multi-tiered services with end-to-end service quality assurance. At Provider Equipment (PE) level, NEV has been implemented as an FPGA-based PCIe card to accelerate Algoblu software running on server CPUs. For the corresponding Customer Premise Equipment (CE) a turnkey solution was designed based on an off-the-shelf FPGA System-on-Module. For more information on the NEV technology, please read the Network Element Virtualization (NEV) Whitepaper here.