Sunday, September 30, 2007

Bay Microsystems Adds PBT Implementation for Chesapeake 40G Network Processor

Bay Microsystems has added a Provider Backbone Transport (PBT) application for its Chesapeake 40G Network Processor, which is targeted at a new generation of broadband infrastructure equipment ranging from high density over-subscribed 1GE/10GE Metro Ethernet boxes to high reliability systems up to 40G and above.

The new PBT application adds to the company's "Lighthouse" hardware and software tool suite that facilitates the design, development, debug, and delivery of next generation network equipment.

Bay Microsystems said Chesapeake's programmable packet processing engines, service management support and forwarding performance are ideally suited for the onerous processing requirements of PBT and other Ethernet applications. With the addition of PBT, the Lighthouse Tool Suite now supports a wide range of Layer 2 and Layer 3 applications including: MPLS, PWE3, IPv4, IPv6, VLAN Switching, Multicast and Traffic Engineering.

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