Dune Networks, NetLogic Microsystems announce RXAUI interoperability

NOVEMBER 17, 2009 -- Dune Networks, a provider of networking devices for Metro Ethernet, enterprise, and data center platforms, says it has expanded its collaboration with NetLogic Microsystems Inc., an intelligent semiconductor provider for Internet network applications, by completing what the company asserts is the industry's first RXAUI interoperability validation.

NOVEMBER 17, 2009 -- Dune Networks, a provider of networking devices for Metro Ethernet, enterprise, and data center platforms, says it has expanded its collaboration with NetLogic Microsystems Inc., an intelligent semiconductor provider for Internet network applications, by completing what the company asserts is the industry's first RXAUI interoperability validation.

The 6.25-Gbps RXAUI (Reduced pin XAUI) interface effectively doubles the performance of the serial connectivity between the PHY and the switching silicon, or reduces the number of serial lanes by 50% to achieve the same throughput when compared with the 3.125-Gbps XAUI interface.

Dune and NetLogic Microsystems have validated the interoperability between Dune's switching device and NetLogic Microsystems' 10-Gigabit Ethernet PHY using the new interface. In addition to the collaborative Paran reference platform, Dune says the companies have also validated the RXAUI interoperability in joint customer applications.

"We're excited to collaborate with Dune Networks and to have completed interoperability testing on the high-performance RXAUI interface between Dune's Petra P3xx high-density datacenter switching solution and our 10GE PHY," said Stefanos Sidiropoulos, vice president of physical layer products at NetLogic Microsystems. "By ensuring interoperability and enhancing ease of system integration, we are meeting our customers' demands for enhanced performance, functionality and scalability."

"We are happy to join forces with NetLogic Microsystems following the release of its RXAUI-enabled SFP+ solution for the dense, low-cost 10GE PHY market," said Ori Aruj, vice president of marketing at Dune Networks. "Scalable data center providers pushing performance, density, scalability to new highs while driving power and cost to record lows, chose the collaborative Dune and NetLogic Microsystems solution, to scale their 10GbE switches and expand their 40GbE and 100GbE offering."

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