Raza Rolls Out MC4100 Advanced Mezzanine Cards

Raza Microelectronics, Inc. (RMI(R)), a leading supplier of Processor Based Solutions for communications and consumer applications, announced the availability of its MC4100 series of Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC). The AMC Cards from RMI are ideally suited for Gigabit line-rate, content-aware networking applications requiring deep packet inspection and manipulation, and are a standards-based, production-ready solution leveraging RMI’s multi-core, multi-threaded MIPS64 XLR Processor Family.

Architected to address the IP Networking, VoIP, Wireless LAN (WLAN), 3G Wireless, broadband, storage, router, switch, security, and telecommunication applications, the MC4100 family addresses the growing need to scale an OEM’s software and hardware investment. The first card in this family, the MC4104, is based on the 500 series of XLR Processor. RMI’s XLR Processor a throughput optimized, multi-core, multi-threaded System-on-a-Chip (SoC) processor that brings together general purpose processing, high level programming, scalability, intelligent packet management and the ability to combine control plane, data plane and security operations.

The MC4104 is a low-cost, entry-level configuration targeted at 4 Gbps applications and offers a processor choice, based on the XLR 500 Series, a pin-compatible solution, comprised of either the XLR532, the XLR516 or the XLR508 Processor. The solution offers a total of 4 GigE ports via either front-plate or via connector and 1Gb of DDR2 memory (SO-RDIMM w/ECC for user upgradeable option up to 2Gb) and 128 MB Flash memory. The MC4104 is a single-wide, extended-height form factor AMC Card that is fully compliant with PICMG AMC.0 with IPMI 1.5 and AMC.1 Type 4/AMC.2 Type E2.

“We are happy to announce this offering and fully expect the MC4104 AMC to further expand our leadership in the communications markets,” said Aseem Parikh, vice president, Technology Solutions and Services at RMI. “By combining a low-cost, entry level AMC solution, based on the powerful XLR Processor Architecture, RMI is able to provide its customers a production-ready vehicle on which to build their line-rate deep-packet inspection applications.”

Based on RMI’s throughput optimized multi-core, multi-threaded SoC architecture, the XLR500 processors integrate up to 32 fine-grain threads from eight MIPS64 CPUS, three full-speed on-chip interconnects, large multi-level caches, autonomous security accelaration engine, quad memory controllers, quad Gigabit Ethernet MACs, Look-Aside interface, PCI-X and GPIO. The RMI MC4104 leverages XLR’s quad RGMII ports and PCI-X high-throughput data connections to deliver an ideal Gigabit line card solution.

RMI’s solutions push the edge of processor technology in performance and integration and are used by system and original equipment manufacturers to address the enterprise, consumer, and core network markets. The company’s XLR, Alchemy, and Orion(TM) processor families are highly integrated designs incorporating advanced internal architectures and built on leading-edge silicon process technologies.

Availability and Pricing
The MC4104 Advanced Mezzanine Card will be available in April 2007 with full production anticipated by the the third quarter of this year. Pricing is available upon request directly from RMI.

About Raza Microelectronics, Inc. (RMI)
Raza Microelectronics, Inc. (RMI(R)) is a fabless semiconductor company providing highly integrated, feature-rich products ranging from power-optimized System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions to High-Performance Processors for the Digital Consumer, Wireless, Networking and Security markets. RMI offers the most advanced and the most complete MIPS-Based(R) processing solutions with both 32/64-bit architectures supporting frequencies from 300MHz to 1.2 GHz. The company is headquartered in Cupertino, CA with branch and subsidiary offices in Texas, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China.

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