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IDT Network Search Engines Accelerate Packet Processing in Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture Platforms

RadiSys Chooses IDT NSE with Dual LA-1 Interface to Help Increase Search Performance for Packet Processing Module

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 14, 2006IDT™ (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq:  IDTI), a leading provider of network search engines (NSEs), today announced it has partnered with RadiSys to provide solutions targeted at the emerging advanced telecom computing architecture (ATCA) platform.  As a leading supplier of advanced embedded systems used in commercial, enterprise and service provider markets, RadiSys has developed a daughter card featuring the IDT 75K72234 NSE with dual Network Processing Forum (NPF) look-aside (LA-1) interfaces to accompany its Promentum ATCA-7010 10 Gbps packet-processing module that customers can use to significantly boost packet processing performance with minimal design effort.  The combined solution can be used as a designer’s evaluation platform or as an off-the-shelf system, which can be deployed directly into an end design in next generation networking equipment delivering high packet processing performance such as traffic aggregators, intrusion detection systems and high-bandwidth line cards.

 

The RadiSys Promentum ATCA-7010 is a single slot ATCA module capable of achieving up to 10 Gbps throughput.  The modular design of the solution enables I/O and fabric interface flexibility.  The PICMG 3.0- and PICMG 3.x-compliant module includes dual Intel IXP2800 network processor units (NPUs) and a powerful memory architecture.  The IDT 75K72234 NSE offloads routing and classification lookups from the Intel NPUs, enabling the NPU to have more headroom and thereby focus on providing differentiated services, adding increased value to the end customers.  Its dual LA-1 interfaces allow the NSE to be a shared resource between both Intel NPUs, providing design flexibility, reduced board space, cost, and power consumption, as well as improved performance for both ingress and egress packet processing. Additionally, software support for the IDT NSE family has been fully integrated with the Intel NPU software development tools to save customers significant engineering resources and enable overall savings in development and design time.

 

“We considered many factors when looking for a NSE partner whose technology would complement our Promentum ATCA packet-processing modules,” said V. Prasannan Senior Director, AdvancedTCA Products for RadiSys.  “Most important was the fact that leading NSE solutionsfrom IDT are coupled with best-in-class software support to ease time associated with system integration.  Also, because IDT NSEs interface seamlessly with leading NPUs from Intel to offload classification and routing, we were able to increase the performance of our systems to support applications requiring up to 10 Gbps throughput.”      

 

IDT offers a broad portfolio of NSE solutions that can enhance the search performance of solutions based on our NPUs”, said Frank Schapfel, Product Line Marketing Manager, Intel.  “The interoperability of our NPU products and software with IDTs NSE solutions allows us to help companies like RadiSys offer solutions targeted at emerging platforms, such as ATCA, with the goal of supporting high performance packet processing in communications networks.”  

 

The IDT family of NSEs with LA-1 interfaces includes devices in 128Kx36 through 512Kx36 configurations, performance up to 250 million searches per second (MSPS) and support for search widths up to 576 bits.  IDT also offers a full suite of software and hardware development tools as well as responsive technical support and systems expertise. In addition to its NSE daughter card that is shipped as part of RadiSys Promentum ATCA-7010 packet-processing module, IDT offers a comprehensive software development kit (SDK), including a complete library of control plane and data plane software as well as the IDT system-level architecture model (SLAM), a cycle- and data-accurate simulation model that allows for system optimization leading to reduced development costs and faster time to market.

 

According to Dave Cech, director of marketing for the IDT IP co-processor division, “ATCA platforms are gaining serious recognition for their ability to bring plug-and-play functionality to carrier-grade systems.  By defining a high-availability, chassis-based platform capable of scaling to meet the performance requirements of applications requiring multi-gigabit per second performance, ATCA systems will benefit multiple business-critical applications. IDT is excited to partner with RadiSys to usher in this new era of performance in communications networks.” 

 

Pricing and Availability

The RadiSys Promentum ATCA-7010 packet-processing module and daughter card featuring the IDT 75K72234 NSE are available now from RadiSys.  All members of the IDT family of NSEs with LA-1 interfaces are currently available from IDT.  For additional information, please contact IDT at 408-284-4555 or through your local IDT sales office, or RadiSys at 800-950-0044 or 503-615-1100. (www.radisys.com).

 

About IDT

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 Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.”  Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com.


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