Austin, Texas – (The Hosting News) – December 13, 2006 –
Performance and total solutions provider for end-to-end switching and routing, Foundry Networks, Inc.’s NetIron XMR 32000 Core Router, recently won ”Best of Show” at Interop Tokyo 2006.
The router uses Freescale Semiconductor’s MPC8541E PowerQUICC III integrated communications processors on each of its line cards and Freescale’s MPC7447A processor based on Power Architecture technology on its management card.
Lynelle McKay, Vice President and General Manager of Freescale’s Digital Systems Division explained, ”We love it when our customers win awards. We work hard to deliver advanced products and customer support that help ensure marketplace success for our customers. We look forward to working with Foundry Networks for years to come, because for me, the highest award we can win as a company is the continued trust of our customers.”
Foundry’s NetIron product family is designed to provide wire-speed performance for IP/MPLS metro and core routing combined with advanced packet processing and traffic management capabilities. Based on robust, high availability system architectures, these routers are designed to meet the current and future needs of converged service provider networks. One of the latest additions to the NetIron router family, the XMR 32000 core router offers industry leading performance and scalability for advanced IPv4, IPv6 and MPLS service delivery.
Lynelle McKay, Vice President and General Manager of Freescale’s Digital Systems Division added, ”After carefully reviewing multiple vendorsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ offerings, we determined that Freescale’s integrated processor architecture was ideal for FoundryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s flagship router family. FreescaleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s products based on Power Architecture technology helped us develop the most compact, highest density and best performance systems on the market for our NetIron XMR Series routers. The customer support and consistent commitment to quality and delivery set Freescale apart from other options we evaluated.”
The NetIron product is powered by Freescale’s MPC8541E PowerQUICC III integrated host processor, which handles line card control and aggregation functions, and the MPC7447A, which serves as the processing engine at the heart of the routerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s management card.
Freescale’s MPC8541E device includes a high-performance e500 core built on Power Architecture technology operating at clock speeds scaling from 533 MHz to 1 GHz. The MPC8541E features an innovative architecture designed to reduce power consumption and provide a more balanced approach to processing. The high level of integration, including a flexible communications engine with robust protocol support, powerful security engine and DDR memory controller helps simplify board design and enhances system-level bandwidth and performance.
The company considers the MPC7447A processors ideal for leading-edge computing, embedded network control and signal processing applications. Key architectural features include 512 KB of on-chip L2 cache, a 64-bit bus interface and a full 128-bit implementation of Freescale’s AltiVec technology. By reaching speeds of 1.5 GHz, customers using the MPC7447A processors benefit from Freescale’s silicon-on-insulator process technology, engineered to help deliver significant power savings without sacrificing speed.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL, FSL.B) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. Freescale became a publicly traded company in July 2004. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale, a member of the S and P 500, is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies with 2005 sales of $5.8 billion (USD).
Foundry Networks, Inc. is a provider of high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing, security, and web traffic management solutions including Layer 2/3 LAN switches, Layer 3 Backbone switches, Layer 4 – 7 application switches, wireless LAN and access points, access routers and metro routers. Foundry’s 10,000 customers include the world’s premier ISPs, metro service providers, and enterprises including e-commerce sites, universities, entertainment, health and wellness, government, financial, and manufacturing companies.
To learn more about the Foundry Networks, Inc., please visit: www.foundrynetworks.com.