Titan Optimizes Regular Expression Processor for Altera Stratix FPGAs

Titan IC Systems has developed a unique capability offering a flexible, yet high-performance solution for content processing for next-generation high-speed networks. Titan IC Systems announced a technology partnership with Altera Corporation, a world leader in FPGAs. As a result of many months of co-operation between the two companies, Titan’s novel Regular Expression Processor (RXP) has been optimized to benefit from the high-performance capability of Altera® Stratix® series FPGAs.

“This is a very important milestone for Titan IC Systems,” said Godfrey Gaston, CEO of Titan IC Systems. “After a number of years of intense product development, we are delighted to be able to offer a unique solution to the real, complex problem of performing true regular expression processing at 20Gb/s on an FPGA fabric. Feedback from prospects has been overwhelming – we are clearly providing a capability that meets their performance requirements. The support from Altera has played a key role in the development process.”

The RXP provides the ability to perform complex regular expression processing up to 20Gb/s on an FPGA fabric. It is unique since it offers complete flexibility to the customer, both for low-cost requirements as well as high-performance, computationally intensive tasks. This flexibility allows for both on-chip and off-chip memory, depending on the number of rules to be implemented. The novel parallel, concurrent architecture allows true 20Gb/s throughput for POSIX/PCRE compatible regular expressions. It facilitates applications such as Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Anti-virus, Anti-spam, Content/URL filtering and Application Detection.

“The combination of an Altera Stratix Series FPGA with high-performance regular expression processing is well suited to the continuously changing requirements of the content processing market,” said Arun Iyengar, senior director of Altera’s communications business unit. “The RXP technology takes advantage of parallel processing, which enables it to scale to extremely high speeds, while offering scalability to be optimized for various market requirements.”

Titan IC Systems and Altera will be demonstrating the RXP at the NXTcomm trade show in Las Vegas on 16 – 19th June 2008. Anyone interested in seeing a demonstration of the system and learning more about its capabilities is invited to come to the Titan IC Systems booth (SL1909).

About Titan IC Systems Ltd
Titan IC Systems is a leading technology innovator in the area of regular expression for content processing. It has developed a unique capability offering a flexible, yet high-performance solution for content processing for next-generation high-speed networks. Titan IC Systems has its headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland and a U.S. office in Sunnyvale, CA.

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