San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – July 19, 2007 – A new LA-1 based network search engine (NSE), developed by essential mixed-signal semiconductor solution firm, IDT (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.), has been chosen for use by AMCC, for its Saguaro evaluation kit, based on the AMCC nP3705 packet processor.
The NSE addresses AMCC requirements, while enabling the early development of advanced network infrastructure products by AMCC customers. The nP3705 Saguaro evaluation kit, incorporating the LA-1 based IDT NSE, allows customers to perform a comprehensive evaluation of the nP3705 packet processor. The kit provides a complete solution, including the IDT NSE, minimizing the design work required to interface between the two products. The IDT NSE software has been completely integrated with the AMCC nP3705 packet processor software providing designers with a development system that is easy to use and that shortens development time for new applications. Customers can also use the base hardware/software design as a starting point for their own product development.
The AMCC processor has an LA-1 interface that provides glue-less connection to the LA-1 family of IDT NSEs. The glue-less interface ensures designers will not need to use any type of bridging device or glue logic to use these devices together to enable their solution. The IDT and AMCC joint solution is suitable for multi-service/MPLS switches, routers and access infrastructure applications.
Charlie Ashton, Director of Software at AMCC remarked, ”Our nP3705 delivers high-performance packet processing and fine-grained traffic management, expanding AMCC’s packet processor technology to multi-service access applications. We have worked successfully with IDT for many years, so when we migrated to the standard LA-1 interface we selected IDT NSEs for our Saguaro evaluation kit. IDT’s product meets our needs, and those of our customers, for seamless software integration.”
Dave Cech, Director of Marketing for the IDT IP Co-processor Division added. ”IDT and AMCC have a long-standing, successful relationship. To date, IDT has provided complimentary software and daughter cards that have supported a number of AMCC’s packet processors, from the nP3400, supporting AMCC’s proprietary XSC interface, to the nP3710, which utilizes the LA-1 interface. Having worked successfully with AMCC on over half a dozen previous projects, IDT is proud to be included on their nP3705 evaluation board.”
The family of IDT network search engines with fully integrated LA-1 interface include devices in 128Kx36 through 512Kx36 entry configurations with performance up to 250 million searches per second (MSPS). The family of LA-1 NSEs is supported by a rich feature set, including dynamic database managementTM resulting in up to 70 percent power savings when compared to alternative solutions, aging for efficient table management, and multi-database lookup (MDL) which allows the user to issue a search in up to eight databases for improved NSE search performance capabilities.
Building on the industry leading IDT network search engine family, the IDT search accelerator assists packet header processing with industry leading performance and service capabilities at wire speed. Enabling next-generation networking equipment to work faster, smarter and more efficiently and manufactured on the TSMC 90 nm process technology, the IDT search accelerators process complex IPv6 policy lookups at 40 Gbps throughput and beyond. With integrated error correction code to improve data integrity and system uptime, the search accelerators accelerate packet header classification and forwarding in core, metro and access networks.
With the goal of continuously improving the digital media experience, IDT integrates its fundamental semiconductor heritage with essential innovation, developing and delivering low-power, 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.
To learn more, please visit: www.idt.com.