Galileo Technology Drives Convergence of Voice, Video and Data Traffic in Internet Access Equipment.Business Editors, Technology Writers
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 17, 2000
GT-96100A and GT-96101A Advanced Communication Controllers First to Support Full Wire Speed DiffServ Quality-of-Service for Voice-over-IP
and Internet Video Conferencing
Galileo Technology (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on : GALT Galt: see Cambridge, Ont., Canada. ) today announced the GT-96100A and GT-96101A, the newest members in the Horizon(TM) Family of LAN/WAN LAN/WAN Local Area Network/Wide Area Network Communications Controllers. These system-on-a-chip devices will form the core of next-generation multi-service edge routers and remote access equipment that merge the functions of LAN-to-WAN routers, voice-over-IP gateways, network security equipment, and remote access concentrators. The GT-96100A and GT-96101A will now enable these systems to offer end-to-end Quality-of-Service for applications that run at the edge of a network with the integration of hardware support for Differentiated Services (DiffServ).
"We are witnessing an explosion of applications that allow phone calls to `ride for free' over existing IP networks. Further, video conferencing is now commonly used for conducting business between remote sites. Next-generation broadband equipment must efficiently handle time-critical Internet traffic, or else voice and video applications will not provide the necessary fidelity for the end-user, resulting in poor market acceptance," stated Thad Omura, senior product marketing manager for Galileo Technology. "Converged network equipment designers require silicon components that provide hardware support for Quality-of-Service to achieve today's market requirements."
DiffServ Support in the GT-96100A and GT-96101A
Diffserv is an aggregate traffic handling mechanism designed for use in large routed networks, such as the Internet. The GT-96100A and GT-96101A integrate a specialized, wire-speed, hardware engine that automatically classifies incoming IP packets according to their time-priority. Internet access systems use this classification to switch and route packets that carry phone conversations and video teleconferences ahead of low-priority packets that carry file transfers and emails.
"As more and more time-critical applications are carried over broadband networks, DiffServ has emerged as a key enabler to wide-spread proliferation of voice and video convergence in the Internet," stated Ronen Boneh, product line director for Galileo's Internetworking Products Group. "Hardware support of DiffServ in Galileo's Horizon Family addresses key Quality-of-Service requirements enabling this family to be a well-positioned solution for next generation, multi-service access routers."
GT-96100A and GT-96101A Features
The GT-96100A provides all of the interfaces required to bridge the LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. with the Internet infrastructure and combines most of the common functions found in multi-service access routers into a single chip including:
-- System Controller Unit - 64-bit MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) The execution speed of a computer. For example, .5 MIPS is 500,000 instructions per second; 100 MIPS is a hundred million instructions per second. CPU CPU
in full central processing unit
Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. interface, 100MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc.
SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) A type of dynamic RAM (DRAM) memory chip that has been widely used since the late 1990s. SDRAM chips eliminated wait states by dividing the chip into two cell blocks and interleaving data between them. and device controller, PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). bridge, four general purpose
DMA (1) (Digital Media Adapter) See digital media hub.
(2) (Document Management Alliance) A specification that provides a common interface for accessing and searching document databases. controllers
-- WAN Packet Processor Unit - eight 55Mbps multi-protocol serial
controllers, 16 serial DMA engines, and four Flex-TDM time
-- LAN Interface Unit - two Fast Ethernet MACs including a packet
filtering and quality-of-service engine
The GT-96101A, similar to the GT-96100A, is used to increase the number of WAN ports in systems such as DSL DSL
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary access multiplexers (DSLAMs).
Price and Availability
The GT-96100A and GT-96101A are offered in a 100MHz and 83MHz commercial version (an industrial version is planned for release in the future). Samples of the GT-96100A and GT-96101A will be available later this quarter, with production quantities available in the fourth quarter. 10K Unit pricing is $119.50 for the 100MHz GT-96100A and $98 for the 100MHz GT-96101A. The EV-96100A-5271 (with QED QED
Latin quod erat demonstrandum (which was to be demonstrated)
QED which was to be shown or proved [Latin quod erat demonstrandum]
Noun 1. RM5271 CPU) and EV-96100A-7000 (with QED RM7000 CPU) evaluation platforms are $3,495.
About Galileo Technology
Galileo Technology, a market leader in communications systems on silicon, is one of the semiconductor industry's fastest growing suppliers of complex, high-performance, integrated circuit devices serving the needs of the LAN, MAN, and WAN markets. Galileo is organized around two principal product groups: Internetworking Products, consisting of system controllers and WAN communications controllers, and Switching Products, which consists of switched Ethernet controllers and switched PoS/ATM controllers. Galileo's products form the heart of many advanced communications systems built by leading OEMs, such as Accton, Alcatel, Cabletron, Cisco Systems, D-Link, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Lucent, Marconi, NBase Communications, and Nortel Networks.
Galileo employs more than 275 people worldwide and has business headquarters in San Jose, California San Jose (IPA: /ˌsænhoʊˈzeɪ/) is the third-largest city in California, and the tenth-largest in the United States. It is the county seat of Santa Clara County. and R&D headquarters in Manof, Israel. For more information on Galileo, call 1-888-GALTEK-1 or visit its website at http://www.galileoT.com.
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