IDT network search accelerator selected by Bay Microsystems for 40G application

SEPTEMBER 25, 2006 -- IDT says its application-optimized network search accelerator was selected by Bay Microsystems as the packet header processing solution of choice for its recently announced Chesapeake Network Processor.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2006 -- IDT (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; search for IDT) says its application-optimized network search accelerator was selected by Bay Microsystems (search for Bay Microsystems) as the packet header processing solution of choice for its recently announced Chesapeake Network Processor.

The IDT 75S10000A delivers a search rate of 1 billion searches per second -- an order of magnitude greater performance than previous generation offerings, IDT claims -- facilitating Bay's support of enhanced triple-play services and future 100G Ethernet networks. The IDT network search accelerator is designed to cost-effectively enable high-performance, low-power packet processing for Bay Microsystems' fully programmable 40G line-rate network processor and traffic manager. The accelerator enables enterprise and carrier switch and router developers to create highly differentiated systems by accelerating and offloading critical search functions. In turn, this provides more headroom for value-added services, such as variable QoS for video, voice, data, and security; access control lists; secure data transactions; and billing applications, according to IDT.

The companies have been engaged since the initial specification phases of their respective devices to ensure maximum performance and seamless interoperability of the combined solution, IDT adds. The new IDT network search accelerator offloads classification and forwarding lookups, helping Chesapeake realize its 40-Gbit/sec performance. Chesapeake can deliver complex IPv6-based tunneling services at line rate by providing a double data rate (DDR) interface, which maximizes the available search bandwidth, coupled with an architecture optimized for complex IPv6 policy lookups.

In response to strict system-level availability and uptime requirements from leading service providers, the IDT 75S10000A implements enhanced error detection and correction to ensure the data integrity of the integrated TCAM array while providing the most reliable search solution in the market.

"When evaluating network search solutions, IDT was the only vendor capable of supporting Chesapeake's raw 125G performance. The collaboration of our Chesapeake network processor and the IDT network search accelerator empowers network OEMs to rapidly develop a new generation of multimedia-centric network equipment for the broadband market," said Charles Gershman, Bay Microsystems' founder, president, and CEO. "Our ongoing collaboration with IDT will further advance broadband network system design while enabling our customers with highly integrated and optimized solutions for their converged voice, video, data, and multimedia applications."

"IDT's network search accelerator is a faster, smarter, and more efficient network search engine solution," said Jag Bolaria, senior analyst at The Linley Group. "At an unprecedented one billion searches, IDT is delivering the leading line-rate performance available today. And, with the IDT/Bay Microsystems collaboration, users can expect a combined low power system solution that delivers the leading performance, reliability, seamless integration and ease of use."

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