Bay Microsystems and Enigma Semi announce 40G interoperability

APRIL 12, 2007 -- Bay Microsystems Inc. and Enigma Semiconductor have announced interoperability between Bay's Chesapeake 40G Network Processor and Enigma's HybriCore chipset.

APRIL 12, 2007 -- Bay Microsystems Inc. (search for Bay Microsystems) and Enigma Semiconductor have announced interoperability between Bay's Chesapeake 40G Network Processor and Enigma's HybriCore chipset.

The combination of Bay's 40G network processor and the single-chip, 40G full-duplex EN6240 fabric manager from Enigma Semiconductor delivers an unparalleled level of line card integration, the two companies assert. As a result, OEMs can efficiently develop a new generation of cost-effective broadband aggregation equipment, metro Ethernet routers, and multi-service provisioning platforms capable of delivering advanced IP-based services.

The companies say they have been collaborating through the product development phases of the respective devices to develop optimized system-level chips that support the quality of service (QoS) attributes needed to predictably transport rich media content for triple-play applications including VoIP, IPTV, online gaming, and VPN-based services.

"Suppliers require access to seamless interoperability and a tight coupling of technologies in order to deliver end-to-end line card and backplane solutions," explained Charles Gershman, Bay's president and CEO. "The combination of Chesapeake's vast functionality and performance and Enigma's scalable switching architecture offers a one-stop solution for the network processing, traffic management, high-speed interface and switching features."

"The 40G solution we are announcing today represents the most cost-effective, space and power-efficient solution for delivering this new milestone in network performance," explained Robert Sturgill, president and CEO at Enigma Semiconductor. "Furthermore, Bay and Enigma Semiconductor have aligned their product roadmaps to support common interfaces on next generation devices to maintain industry leadership in terms of both system density and cost as the era of 100G dawns."

Bay and Enigma also provide pre- and post-sales support for customers interested in developing platforms that utilize the two devices. This includes a co-authored design application note.

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