IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, announced its Route Accelerator (RA) has been selected for use with Bay Microsystems 40Gbps Chesapeake network processor. The RA is based on a unique algorithmic search architecture featuring automated table management and power efficiency optimization which enables the large forwarding tables required for advanced network applications. The RA is being used in conjunction with the IDT Search Accelerator, adopted by Bay in 2006, and is providing Bay with industry-leading performance with the lowest power per entry searched. This, in turn, further facilitates Bay’s support of enhanced quadruple play services and 100G Ethernet networks.
The popularity of combined voice, video, and data communications together with the massive expansion of mobile communications – often known as quadruple play – is driving the requirements of next generation networks. The result is explosive growth in the demand for increased network performance, capacity, and services with service providers competing to be the first to support 100 Gbps networks. These trends require a solution that will deliver more intelligence (an innovative approach for classification and forwarding lookups) at higher bandwidth while meeting the power and cost requirements of the network equipment manufacturers.
“Coupling the IDT Search Accelerator and our Chesapeake network processor has proven to be very successful with customers and we are excited to extend our capabilities through use of the IDT RA. Its innovative architecture featuring a common interface and pin-out with the Search Accelerator allows us to utilize the power efficiency and table management benefits of the RA with minimal design effort as we needed to make zero changes to our Chesapeake network processor,” said Bob Smedley, Bay Microsystems’ VP of Systems Engineering. “Our ongoing collaboration with IDT will further advance broadband network system design while providing our joint customers highly integrated and optimized solutions for their applications.”
Bay Microsystems and IDT have a long history of collaborating on high performance solutions for enterprise, metro- and carrier-class switch and router applications. In 2005, Bay selected the IDT family of network search engines to accelerate classification and forwarding lookups with their Montego® 10G network processors and Biscayne® 10G classification and policing processor (www.idt.com/?id=2060). Also, as previously noted, Bay has been using the advanced features of the IDT Search Accelerator with the Chesapeake network processor (www.idt.com/?id=3549).
“IDT is pleased to be working with Bay Microsystems to extend the capabilities of our integrated packet processing, search solution optimized for next generation networking platforms,” said Derek Dicker, vice president and general manager for the IDT IP Co-Processor Division. “Through our strong collaboration, we provide our customers with a solution that simplifies implementation, including products with seamless interfaces, hardware and software development kits, and reference designs. Having worked successfully with Bay Microsystems on numerous previous projects, IDT is once again proud to be recognized as one of their preferred vendors.”
IDT and Bay Microsystems have also collaborated through their involvement in the Road to 100G Alliance, an organization in which both companies serve as founding members. The Road to 100G Alliance is a global community of leading innovative hardware, software and equipment vendors, along with service providers, dedicated to accelerating the adoption and ongoing development of a new era of next generation networking platforms. The Search and Route Accelerators from IDT, as well as the Chesapeake network processor from Bay Microsystems, are high performance solutions paving the path toward 100Gbps networks.
About IDT Search and Route Accelerators
Building on the industry leading IDT network search engine family, the IDT Search and Route Accelerators assist packet header processing with industry leading performance and service capabilities at wire speed. The combined solution is application optimized for both complex IPv6 forwarding and classification lookups at 40 Gbps throughput and beyond, enabling next-generation networking equipment to work faster, smarter and more efficiently.
The IDT Search Accelerator family is the first in the industry to deliver one billion searches per second performance, integrated ECC, and an IPv6-optimized 80-bit DDR interface. With over a one year lead in the market, the Search Accelerator family is a key element within next generation networking designs and is currently shipping in production today. The RA offers a high performance, power-efficient search solution for complex forwarding and routing applications. It features an innovative integrated table management engine and is able to support “six-nines” system reliability through its support of “on-the fly” error detection and correction. The RA is available as a stand-alone device or integrated with the high performance IDT Search Accelerator family, utilizing the same footprint and interface.
With the goal of continuously improving the digital media experience, IDT integrates its fundamental semiconductor heritage with essential innovation, developing and delivering mixed signal solutions that solve customer problems. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.”
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