IDT Application-Optimized Network Search Accelerator Enables Scalable Lookups for Bay Microsystems’ 40G Chesapeake Network Processor
Integrated Solution Targets $Multi-Billion Communications IC Market supporting the Delivery of a Broad Range of Triple Play Services
SAN JOSE, Calif., September 25, 2006 – IDT™ (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of vital semiconductor solutions, today announced its application-optimized network search accelerator was selected by Bay Microsystems as the packet header processing solution of choice for its recently announced Chesapeake Network Processor. Widely surpassing its network search engine cousins, the IDT 75S10000A delivers an unprecedented search rate of one billion searches per second - an order of magnitude greater performance than previous generation solutions - facilitating Bay’s support of enhanced triple play services and future 100G Ethernet networks. The IDT network search accelerator is designed to cost-effectively enable high-performance, low-power packet processing for Bay Microsystems’ fully-programmable 40G line-rate network processor and traffic manager. The first “fourth generation” network search solution commercially available, it enables enterprise, and carrier switch and router developers to create highly differentiated systems by accelerating and offloading critical search functions. In turn, this provides more headroom for value-added services, such as variable QoS for video, voice, data and security, access control lists, secure data transactions, and billing applications.
The companies have been engaged since the initial specification phases of their respective devices in order to ensure maximum performance and seamless interoperability of the combined solution. The new IDT network search accelerator works synergistically to offload classification and forwarding lookups, helping Chesapeake realize its industry-leading 40Gbps performance. It allows Chesapeake to provide superior performance capable of delivering complex IPv6-based tunneling services at line rate by providing a double data rate (DDR) interface, which maximizes the available search bandwidth, coupled with a new and highly unique architecture optimized for complex IPv6 policy lookups. In response to strict system-level availability and uptime requirements from leading service providers, the IDT 75S10000A implements enhanced error detection and correction to ensure the data integrity of the integrated TCAM array while providing the most reliable search solution in the market.
“When evaluating network search solutions, IDT was the only vendor capable of supporting Chesapeake’s raw 125G performance. The collaboration of our Chesapeake network processor and the IDT network search accelerator empowers network OEMs to rapidly develop a new generation of multimedia-centric network equipment for the broadband market,” said Charles Gershman, Bay Microsystems’ founder, president and CEO. “Our ongoing collaboration with IDT will further advance broadband network system design while enabling our customers with highly integrated and optimized solutions for their converged voice, video, data and multimedia applications.”
IDT offers a production-ready control plane library for the network search accelerator, which provides optimal table management for databases. The network search accelerator also comes with additional development tools that facilitate easy programming and early testing, reducing cost, speeding time-to-market, and ultimately protecting the end-user software investment. Bay Microsystems further enables designers with an integrated approach to building networking applications, incorporating IDT 75S10000A support within Chesapeake’s Integrated Development Environment (IDE) which is an integral part of Lighthouse, Bay’s comprehensive development tool suite.
“Together, IDT and Bay Microsystems are delivering an integrated packet processing / search solution that allows our mutual customers to focus their development efforts on efficiently building differentiating features on top of this platform and ultimately, to win in their markets,” said Derek Dicker, co-general manager for the IDT IP co-processor division. “The IDT network search accelerator is not only the fastest and most reliable network search solution available today, but it is a low-power solution optimized for IPv6-enabled, triple play networks.”
“IDT’s network search accelerator is a faster, smarter and more efficient network search engine solution,” said Jag Bolaria, senior analyst at The Linley Group. “At an unprecedented one billion searches, IDT is delivering the leading line rate performance available today. And, with the IDT/Bay Microsystems collaboration, users can expect a combined low power system solution that delivers the leading performance, reliability, seamless integration and ease of use.”
IDT Network Search Accelerators
The IDT network search accelerator assists packet header processing with industry leading performance and service capabilities at wire speed. Enabling next-generation networking equipment to work faster, smarter and more efficiently and manufactured on the TSMC 90 nm process technology, the IDT search accelerators process complex IPv6 policy lookups at 40 Gbps throughput and beyond. With integrated error correction code to improve data integrity and system uptime, the network search accelerators accelerate packet header classification and forwarding in core, metro and access networks.
IDT is a world leader in developing and delivering vital semiconductor solutions that enable customers to accelerate innovation. IDT solutions help customers solve complex system design challenges associated with the evolving requirements of communications, computing and consumer applications. By leveraging its system knowledge and extensive blend of technologies, IDT is able to deliver essential solutions, including timing products, network search engines, flow-control management ICs and products for standards-based serial switching. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com.
About Bay Microsystems
Bay Microsystems is one of the fastest growing communications semiconductor companies. As the recognized global leader in high-performance, programmable network and transport processors, Bay’s award winning products enable the delivery of converged voice, video, data and multimedia and have been deployed in mission-critical service provider, enterprise and government networks since 2003. Bay announced profitability in June, 2005 and its customers include many leading government, telecom and network equipment manufacturers. For more information please visit www.baymicrosystems.com.
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