Monday, March 31, 2008

LSI Introduces Low Cost Content Inspection Chip

LSI introduced its Tarari T1000 series of silicon-based content inspection processors for networking OEMs. The T1000 series supports either completely RAM-less or single-memory chip operating modes and provides scalable throughput up to 2 Gbps. The chip is targeted at high-volume applications.

LSI said its T1000 is the first regular expression (regex) processor to function independently without any external memory for implementations operating at data rates of 250 Mbps and 500 Mbps. When configured for RAM-less mode operation, T1000 processors share host CPU system memory, resulting in lower cost and reduced power consumption. The simple addition of a single low-cost memory chip enables high-performance applications operating at 1 Gbps and 2 Gbps rates. This compares with competing solutions that require multiple, expensive and exotic memory types to achieve multi-gigabit data rates.