Infineon Announces Multi-Service ATM Traffic Management IC for Enterprise and Central Office Switches, Multiplexers and Linecards.
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
MUNICH, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 7, 2000
Infineon Technologies AG (FSE FSE
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See: New York Stock Exchange :IFX), one of the world's leading providers of communications integrated circuits, today announced a new version of its Asynchronous Transfer Mode See ATM.
(communications) Asynchronous Transfer Mode - (ATM, or "fast packet") A method for the dynamic allocation of bandwidth using a fixed-size packet (called a cell).
See also ATM Forum, Wideband ATM.
Indiana acronyms. (ATM) Traffic Management Device. The new ATM Buffer Manager Premium (ABMP) PXB 4330 V2.1 Buffer Manager supports rate adaptive services and Internet Protocol over ATM, making it ideal for use in enterprise and central office data communications and networking equipment, such as multi-service line cards, multiplexers and ATM switches.
The new IC features an Enhanced Rate Control (ERC) unit, which enables network operators to take advantage of the Variable Bit Rate (VBR) and Available Bit Rate (ABR (1) (AutoBaud Rate detect) The analysis of the first characters of a message to determine its transmission speed and number of start and stop bits.
(2) (Available Bit R ) characteristics of data transmission lines to maximize service flexibility and revenue opportunities by utilizing the available bandwidth of ATM networks. Infineon is the first company to integrate Virtual Channel (VC) merge, ABR - Explicit Rate and ABR - Virtual Source/Virtual Destination with other ATM Buffer Management functions in a single device. Previously, equipment manufacturers had to use a custom chip or gate array in conjunction with a buffer manager, which adds to the complexity of the chip as well as to the design time required to bring products to market.
"The companies that purchase telecom and datacom systems want manufacturers to deliver switching equipment with forward looking features like higher port density, reduced system power dissipation and the smallest possible physical size," said Christian Scherp, vice president in Infineon's Communications Business Group and General Manager of its Wide Area Network (WAN) Business Unit. "Infineon works closely with its customers to meet each of these requirements, and the new version of the PXB 4330 is an example of our commitment to use chip-level integration to achieve maximum system performance."
The ABMP PXB 4330 V2.1 is designed to provide all traffic management and shaping functions for ATM (Asynchronous Transmission Mode) switches and multiplexing applications. Weighted Fair Queuing See traffic engineering methods. secures Quality of Service for delay sensitive traffic and fully utilizes available bandwidth while meeting strong fairness criteria. Other features are non-blocking backpressure and automatic per-queue congestion The condition of a network when there is not enough bandwidth to support the current traffic load.
congestion - When the offered load of a data communication path exceeds the capacity. monitoring to enable multi-layer TCP/IP TCP/IP
in full Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
Standard Internet communications protocols that allow digital computers to communicate over long distances. performance optimized scheduling, and ATM Adaption Layer Type 5 (AAL-5) support.
Infineon's ABMP chip supports both ATM Forum and ITU-T See ITU.
ITU-T - International Telecommunications Union standards, including the ATMF Traffic Management Specification 4.1, UTOPIA Level 1 Specification Version 2.01, UTOPIA Level 2 Specification Version 1, and ITU-T Recommendation I.371, Traffic Control and Congestion Control in B-ISDN (Broadband-ISDN) A framework for advanced telecommunications from the ITU. Introduced in 1988 as an extension to ISDN, it was designed to provide a blueprint to integrate data, voice and video in the 21st century. .
In linecard and switch designs, the ABMP PXB 4330 V2.1 is one of a number of integrated chips used on a board, including memory ICs, a microprocessor, and physical layer chipsets. Packaged in a P-BGA-456, the ABM PXB 4330 V2.1 is priced at US$150 in 10,000 unit quantities. Operating power is 3.3V (I/O) and 1.8V (core), and the power dissipation is approximately 2W. Engineering samples will be available in 1Q01.
Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for applications in the wired and wireless communications markets, for security systems and smartcards, for the automotive and industrial sectors, as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates in the United States from San Jose, Calif., in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In the fiscal year 2000 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 7.28 billion with about 29,000 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Frankfurt Stock Exchange
The largest of Germany's eight securities exchanges, operated by Deutsche Borse AS. and on the New York Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
World's largest marketplace for securities. The exchange began as an informal meeting of 24 men in 1792 on what is now Wall Street in New York City. (ticker symbol:IFX). Further information is available at www.infineon.com.
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