Wednesday, October 10, 2007

EZchip Debuts Ethernet Network Processors for Access

EZchip Technologies introduced its new family of network processors targeting Ethernet Access applications. Several models of the network processors, named NPA, will be offered in 2008 with combinations of 100-Megabit, 1-Gigabit and 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports with an aggregate throughput of up to 10-Gigabits, at varying price points starting at under $100.

EZchip said its NPA product family addresses the transition of carrier access from ATM/TDM based networks to Ethernet packet-based networks and the provisioning of triple-play services that command increased bandwidth and service guarantees to residential and business users.

The NPA is a scaled down version of EZchip's NP-3 30-Gigabit network processor. It features the same architecture, integrated traffic management and full software compatibility with the NP-3. It provides system vendors with a highly integrated solution for a variety of carrier access applications.

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