AMCC Announces Shipment of Industry's First Fully Programmable 10Gbps Network Processor.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 25, 2002
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Fourth-generation nP7510 Network Processor Joins AMCC's nPX5700 and
nPX8005/nPX5800 To Offer the First Commercially Available 10Gbps
Network Processor, Traffic Manager, and Switch Fabric Platform
Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC) (Nasdaq:AMCC) today announced initial shipments of the nP7510, the industry's first fully programmable 10Gbps Network Processor. Introduced last November, the nP7510 completes both the industry's first 10Gbps network processor, traffic manager, and switch fabric platform and the industry's first software-compatible network processor (NPU (Network Processing Unit) Same as network processor. ) family that scales from Fast Ethernet An earlier name for 100Mbps Ethernet. See 100Base-T.
(networking) Fast Ethernet - A version of Ethernet developed in the 1990s(?) which can carry 100 Mbps compared with standard Ethernet's 10 Mbps. It requires upgraded network cards and hubs. and OC-3 to 10Gbps Ethernet and OC-192 Packet over SONET A metropolitan area network (MAN) or wide area network (WAN) transport technology that carries IP packets directly over SONET transmission without any data link facility such as ATM in between. (PoS) and ATM applications.
The nP7510 represents the fourth generation in AMCC's nP7000 family of fully software-programmable, policy-enabled network processors, and with the nPsoft(TM) Development Environment, customers can easily preserve their investments in software from previous generations. The nP7510 complements AMCC's formerly announced 10Gbps traffic managers, framers, PHYs, and switch fabrics to form the industry's first complete integrated solutions for 10Gbps rate metropolitan area (MAN) edge, access, core router A router that resides within the middle or backbone of the network rather than at its periphery. The routers that make up the backbone of the Internet are core routers. See edge router and WAN router. , and other applications. Designed with the company's core, patented Network-optimized Instruction Set Computing (NISC NISC National Institute of Senior Centers
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NISC NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) Information and Support Centre ) technology, the nP7510 achieves 10Gbps rates using just six of AMCC's own highly efficient nPcores(TM) and readily available .18-micron CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) Pronounced "c-moss." The most widely used integrated circuit design. It is found in almost every electronic product from handheld devices to mainframes. technology, reserving smaller process geometries for future enhancements and multi-component integration. The maximum efficiency of AMCC's core NPU technology allows for even greater potential future scaling to 40Gbps OC-768 rates.
"AMCC has a long history of innovation and leadership in the network-processor industry," said Linley Gwennap, principal analyst of The Linley Group. "With the nP7510 now available, AMCC is the first company to offer a 10Gbps solution that includes an NPU and traffic manager (nPX5700). In fact, AMCC also offers 10Gbps framers and PHYs as well as two compatible switch fabrics (nPX5800 and nPX8005) scaling to the terabit range. We expect this to be the most complete 10Gbps solution available until at least 2003."
"The nP7510 marks AMCC's fourth generation of high performance network processors," said Jeff Cashen, general manager of AMCC's Switch and Network Processing Division. "Utilizing AMCC's nPcore(TM) technology, simplified programming model, and network-optimized instruction set, we are now delivering the industry's first fully-programmable 10Gbps network processor. More importantly, AMCC's ability to provide an across-the-board, fiber to fabric solution for networking OEMs, scalable from OC-3 to potential OC-768 lines rates without a major architectural change, is entirely unique and greatly enhances customers' time-to-market advantages."
Pricing and Availability
The nP7510 is packaged in a 1428-pin Flip Chip BGA (Ball Grid Array) A popular surface mount chip package that uses a grid of solder balls as its connectors. Available in plastic and ceramic varieties, BGA is noted for its compact size, high lead count and low inductance, which allows lower voltages to be used. . It is priced at $700.00 in volume quantities of 10K.
AMCC designs, develops, manufactures, and markets high-performance, high-bandwidth silicon solutions empowering intelligent optical networks. AMCC utilizes a combination of high-frequency analog, mixed-signal and digital design expertise coupled with system-level knowledge and multiple silicon process technologies to offer integrated circuit products that enable the transport of voice and data over fiber optic networks. The company's system solution portfolio includes switch fabric, traffic management, network processor, framer/mapper, PHY See physical layer and physical. and PMD (Polarization Mode Dispersion) The type of dispersion that occurs in singlemode fiber due to a lack of perfect symmetry in the fiber and from external pressures on the cable. Light travels over singlemode fiber in two polarization states. devices that address the high-performance needs of the evolving intelligent optical network. AMCC's corporate headquarters and wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Diego, California “San Diego” redirects here. For other uses, see San Diego (disambiguation).
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Forward Looking Statements
The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the products discussed in this press release are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the risk that the products would not be successfully or timely, developed or manufactured or achieve market acceptance, risks relating to general economic conditions, as well as the risks and uncertainties set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K Form 10-K
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See 10-K. for the year ended March 31, 2001, and in other filings of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and AMCC does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statement.
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