High-Performance Device Enables Advanced Network Services and Support for More Users per System
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 13, 2007 – IDT™ (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of vital semiconductor solutions, today announced its high-density, 20-Mbit search accelerator – a high-performance, low power, cost-effective packet header processing solution for large table support in enterprise, metro- and carrier-class switches and routers. The 20-Mbit device from IDT delivers an unprecedented search performance of one billion searches per second enabling customers to solve complex network challenges such as quad-play ready network applications, increasing security and access control, and support of broader address spaces, while still maintaining high availability bandwidth for both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic.
Equipment providers that implemented the 5- or 10-Mbit search accelerators from IDT can easily adopt the IDT 20-Mbit device because it is both pin and software compatible with the lower density options, enabling customers to preserve their hardware and software investments. The new device is strongly supported by a diverse ecosystem of network processor and Ethernet switch vendors who have adopted the unique interface from IDT to ensure seamless interoperability. And, as with the lower density devices that came before it, the 20-Mbit search accelerator comes with a highly integrated software package and evaluation system that enables easy programming and early testing. This reduces implementation costs, shortens time to market, and protects the end-user’s software investment.
“Building upon the success of the industry’s highest performance search solution product family, IDT is pleased to announce the newest member of our portfolio,” stated Derek Dicker, vice president and general manager for the IDT IP Co-Processor Division. “A number of leading equipment providers came to IDT and told us they were seeing a rapid increase in table size requirements, resulting from the need to enable a broader range of next generation services at high line rates of up to 40Gbps and beyond. The 20-Mbit search accelerator product we’re announcing today was created in response to that specific request, offering our customers larger density, highest search performance, low power and pin- and software-compatibility across the product family.”
In response to strict system-level availability and uptime requirements from leading service providers, the new high density device implements enhanced error detection and correction (ECC). As with its lower density cousins, ECC is used to ensure data integrity while providing the most reliable search solution in the market. To ensure the thermal requirements of customers are met, the 20-Mbit device also offers advanced power-saving features such as dynamic database management and iterative entry searching. These techniques work in tandem to selectively reduce the number of entries being searched during table look-ups to reduce power consumption by up to 75 percent.
IDT Search Accelerators
The IDT 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 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 and search accelerators, 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.
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