Monday, January 18, 2010

EZchip Samples 100 Gbps Processor for Carrier Ethernet

EZchip Semiconductor has begun sampling its NP-4 100-Gigabit network processor (NPU) for Carrier Ethernet equipment. The NP-4 is designed for the next generation of high-density switch/router line cards that feature 200-400 Gbps throughput and 20-40 10-Gigabit ports.

EZchip confirmed that its NP-4 has already been selected for use by multiple customers, including Tier-1 vendors, in a variety of applications.

NP-4 highlights include:

  • 100 Gbps throughput for building 40-400 Gigabit line-cards and pizza boxes

  • Integrated traffic management providing granular bandwidth control

  • Enhanced support for video streams and IPTV

  • On-chip control CPU for host CPU offload

  • Power management for minimizing line card and system power dissipation

  • Operations, Administration and Management (OAM) processing offload

  • Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE1588v2 offload for Circuit Emulation Services

  • IP reassembly for advanced packet processing offload

  • Integrated serial ports with support for 1, 10, 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet

  • On-chip Fabric Interface Controller for interfacing to Ethernet-based as well as proprietary switch-fabric solutions

  • Utilizing DDR3 DRAM memory chips for minimizing power and cost

  • Software compatible with EZchip's NP-2, NP-3 and NPA network processors

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