ZTE uses Mindspeed NPU in multi-service switch

August 16, 2004 Newport Beach, CA -- ZTE Corp., China's largest listed telecommunications equipment provider, is shipping the Edge Stream Processor (ESP) and complementary EdgeMaker firmware from Mindspeed Technologies Inc. in its next-generation M2000 large-capacity, multi-service switch.

August 16, 2004 Newport Beach, CA -- ZTE Corp., China's largest listed telecommunications equipment provider, is shipping the Edge Stream Processor (ESP) and complementary EdgeMaker firmware from Mindspeed Technologies Inc. in its next-generation M2000 large-capacity, multi-service switch.

The ZTE M2000 multi-service routing switch is an integrated access-switching platform designed for the construction of high-volume multi-service networks that require high switching capacities. The M2000 system offers high-density FR/X.25/DDN/ATM service interfaces, making it suited as convergence platform for FR/X.25/DDN/ATM, broadband MAN, and large enterprise networks. The system combines integrated service access, high-rate route switching, and broadband access authentication to support Internet, data line, video, voice service integrated access, convergence, authentication, and accounting services.

"ZTE chose the CX27513 Edge Stream processor and EdgeMaker firmware because it is a mature and field-tested network processing solution that allows implementation of multiple services on a single card," said Mr. Ling Dongsheng, general manager at ZTE China. "We have designed an Edge Stream module card that is compatible across multiple ZTE products which minimizes research and development costs as well as reducing time-to-market."

"We are pleased that ZTE has chosen to use our Edge Stream processors and off-the-shelf EdgeMaker firmware in its next-generation M2000 multi-service switch. Our proven ATM capabilities have enabled us to win multiple designs with ZTE for current and next-generation equipment," said Scott Lane, product line manager for Mindspeed's broadband internetworking systems business unit.

Mindspeed's ESP is a network-optimized processor that combines the benefits of reduced instruction set computing (RISC) and complex instruction set computing (CISC), providing capabilities suited to network edge and access applications. The EdgeMaker firmware leverages the ESP's processing power and standard interface flexibility to provide internetworking between packet, cell, and circuit-based networks, providing a turnkey solution for an array of "any-service/any-port" applications.

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