Monday, May 23, 2011

EZchip Developing 200-Gigabit Network Processor

EZchip Semiconductor disclosed plans for an upcoming 200 Gbps network processor with integrated 200-Gigabit traffic management for building ultra-dense 10GE, 40GE and 100GE port line cards in switches and routers.

The EZchip NP-5, currently in design, will provide a natural scale-up path for customers that use EZchip's NP-4 100-Gigabit processor. The upcoming device will enable line cards that feature multiple 40 and 100-Gigabit ports as well as dozens of 10-Gigabit ports.

The NP-4, which has secured design wins among leading Carrier Ethernet Switch Router (CESR) equipment vendors, is manufactured in a 55nm process and is scheduled to move to mass production in the second half of 2011. The NP-5 will be manufactured in a 28nm process and is scheduled to sample at the end of 2012.

"Through technological innovations and optimized architecture, the NP-5 continues our push to provide solutions that enable customers to multiply the port count and bandwidth as well as enhance the functionality of their line cards, while reducing their overall cost," said Amir Eyal, Vice President Business Development of EZchip Semiconductor.