Tuesday, April 20, 2010

EZchip Unveils its 200 Gbps Network Processor

EZchip outlined plans for its next-generation NP-5, a 200-Gigabit network processor with integrated 200-Gigabit traffic management for ultra-dense 10GE, 40GE and 100GE port line cards in switches and routers. Product timelines were not disclosed.

The company said its new design will provide unprecedented integration and enable building routers and switches for Carrier Ethernet networks as well as data centers with exceptional density and functionality. The NP-5 will enable building line cards that feature multiple 40 and 100-Gigabit ports as well as dozens of 10-Gigabit ports. Through its versatility and rich feature set NP-5 will serve a wide variety of carrier and data center applications.

  • In January 2010, EZchip Semiconductor confirmed that it had 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 integrates the main components of a line card, including programmable packet processing, traffic management, Ethernet MACs, PHYs, control CPU and Fabric Interface Controller. The company also offers a library of production-level applications that includes data-plane code for Metro Ethernet, MPLS, GPON/EPON OLT, OAM and IEEE1588v2 clock synchronization, for enabling reduced development resources and expedited time to market.

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