AMCC To Enable Next-Generation Metro Carrier Infrastructure With Terabit-Class Switch Fabric Technology.Business Editors & High-Tech Writers
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2002
AMCC's nPX8005 Switch Fabric to Combine With the 10 Gbps nP7510
Network Processor and nPX5700 Traffic Manager, Offering
Industry-Leading QoS Support and a Scalable Architecture for Maximum
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC AMCC Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
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Complementing AMCC's 160 Gbps nPX5800 output-buffered (shared-memory) fabric, the nPX8005 is expected to be one of the industry's first to scale to terabit capacity. Designed to work seamlessly with AMCC's 10 Gbps nP7510 network processor and nPX5700 traffic manager, the nPX8005 will provide customers with a complete system solution for metro carrier applications including core switch and Storage Area Networks (SAN). Featuring an integrated 2.5 Gbps SERDES See serializer/deserializer. , high-speed terminations and memory, the nPX8005 will provide customers with industry-leading QoS support, leveraging 0.13 um 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 to provide a low-power, high-capacity switch fabric packaged in a small form factor.
The nPX8005, previously known as Cyclone, is the result of the cooperation between two AMCC subsidiaries that were acquired last year, YuniNetworks & MMC See MultiMediaCard and Microsoft Management Console. Networks. With the nPX8005, AMCC will introduce its second of two complementary switch fabrics. The nPX5800, introduced in 2001, offers a low-cost solution that scales to 160 Gbps in its current generation and to 640 Gbps in its next generation, connecting to the nPX5700 traffic manager without the need for any line-card fabric interface components. Meanwhile, the nPX8005's crossbar architecture is expected to provide the flexibility to scale linearly to terabit-range bandwidth for high-end applications, without inefficiency in power, board area or cost.
The nPX8005's architecture is protocol-agnostic, offering cell sizes optimized for cell traffic or packet traffic. This will allow customers to leverage combined switch fabric, network processor and traffic manager designs across multiple platforms Refers to two or more operating environments, which typically include the CPU family and operating system. For example, if versions of a program run on Windows and the Macintosh, the software is said to support multiple platforms. , minimizing the investment required in a multi-platform product line.
"The nPX8005 is expected to be one of the earliest terabit-class fabric products on the market," said Jag Bolaria, senior analyst at The Linley Group. "With this fabric, AMCC is able to provide complete switching solutions for a broad range of throughputs, with advanced quality of service that includes low latency Low latency allows human-unnoticeable delays between an input being processed and the corresponding output providing real time characteristics. This can be especially important for internet connections utilizing services such as online gaming and VOIP - VOIP is not as important as and no delay jitter."
For added value, the nPX8005 will offer "active redundancy," allowing additional switch cards to not only provide redundant protection but fully usable bandwidth. This active redundancy effectively increases bandwidth utilization by 33 percent. Utilizing the advanced 0.13 um CMOS process, nPX8005 features an exceptionally low power dissipation of 12 W per 10 Gbps terminated bandwidth provisioned with 1+1 protection. To ensure service level agreement performance, the nPX8005 will provide outstanding flexibility and efficiency for applications requiring per-flow accountability, robust scheduling and reliability mechanisms.
"With the addition of the nPX8005 chip set, AMCC continues to offer customers the broadest product line available from fiber to fabric," stated Jeff Cashen, general manager of switching and network processing division at AMCC. "We provide an additional benefit to our customers in that we validate that all functions work together before our chips are shipped, thus eliminating this large burden for our customers and reducing their time to market."
The nPX8005 exceeds the requirements of the evolving optical network, as customers demand high-capacity, scalable and flexible switch architectures when designing their systems. The device's linear scalability and industry-leading QoS support will allow customers to deploy a single switch architecture in multiple next-generation products, saving engineering costs and accelerating time-to-market.
The nPX8005 features eight classes of service (COS), enabling greater granularity when handling traffic subject to service level agreements that call for improved handling and reliability for system critical data transfers or VoIP, versus lower priority data transfers such as Web page downloads. For added flexibility, the nPX8005 will offer robust scheduling algorithms such as weighted round robin (WRR See traffic engineering methods. ), suitable for fixed-length cell traffic; deficit round robin (DRR DRR Disaster Risk Reduction
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DRR Dynamic Rate Repartitioning ), ideal for variable length packet traffic such as IP over Ethernet; weighted fair queuing See traffic engineering methods. (WFQ See traffic engineering methods. ) for egress traffic shaping and finer granularity scheduling; and maximal matching round robin for connecting ingress An entrance. Contrast with "egress," which means exit. See ingress traffic. See also Ingres 2006. to egress See ingress. . The nPX8005 features on-chip 50-Ohm differential and common mode terminations for 2.5 Gbps serial links, offering a significant savings in board space and design cycle time. In addition, AMCC's nPX8005 supports TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) A technology that transmits multiple signals simultaneously over a single transmission path. Each lower-speed signal is time sliced into one high-speed transmission. grooming and packet switching in a single fabric.
Packaged in a plastic 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. , the nPX8005 will begin sampling to development partners this quarter.
AMCC designs, develops, manufactures, and markets high-performance, high-bandwidth silicon solutions empowering intelligent optical networks. AMCC utilizes a combination of digital, mixed-signal and high-frequency analog 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. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world. For further information regarding AMCC, please visit our Web site at http://www.amcc.com.
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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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