Interphase: new network processor card purpose-built for 3G wireless.
Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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The iNAV 4000 is one of the industry's first network processor cards that is fully compliant with both PICMG An industry consortium that develops specifications for backplanes and interconnects for electronic equipment in the industrial and telecom fields. It was founded in 1994 as the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group, hence the acronym. 2.16 Gigabit Ethernet CompactPCI Packet Switching Backplane (cPSB) and PICMG 2.15 PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
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PTMC Preparatory Technical Maritime Conference ) standards. Multiple application environments can immediately benefit from the standards-based iNAV 4000 solution, including 3G wireless and next generation networks. The built-in features of the iNAV 4000, including automatic protection switching (APS), provide a cost-effective, high-performance solution for carrier environments requiring the highest levels of reliability, availability and serviceability Reliability, Availability and Serviceability is a computer hardware engineering term. It originated from IBM to advertise the robustness of their mainframe computers. The concept is often known by the acronym RAS. for maximum service provider network resilience.
In ATM-based 3G wireless networks, the architecture of the iNAV 4000 achieves unparalleled levels of price/performance in ATM Adaptation Layer 2 (AAL (ATM Adaption Layer) The part of the ATM protocol that breaks up application packets into 48-byte payloads which become ATM cells when the 5-byte headers are attached. The AAL resides between the higher layer transport protocols and the ATM layer. 2) packetized voice, ATM Adaptation Layer 5 (AAL5) and IP protocol processing, providing a seamless bridge between ATM and Ethernet networks.
Using Wintegra's WinPath Access Packet Processor, the iNAV 4000 handles system-level functions on a single slot, delivering savings to customers via reduced time-to-market, reduced footprint and decreased development costs.
"We selected the Wintegra WinPath Access Packet Processor because of its ease of programmability and its optimized design for 3G wireless access networks," said Felix Diaz, Vice President of Engineering and General Manager of Interphase Telecom Products Group.
"We are pleased to see the full capabilities of the WinPath Access Packet Processor implemented into the iNAV 4000 design," said Robert O'Dell, Vice President of Marketing at Wintegra. "Our partnership with Interphase has afforded us greater visibility into the needs of the 3G wireless market."
The iNAV 4000 provides a small-footprint, low power and cost-effective solution for high-end data path packet processing for access networking equipment. With the addition of Wintegra's WinPath packet processor, an on-board 500MHz (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. PowerPC processor, two fully compliant PICMG 2.15 PTMC sites, two 1000BaseT Ethernet uplinks, on-board Ethernet switching, additional front or rear access 10/100 or 1000BaseT Ethernet links and other powerful features, the iNAV 4000 incorporates the functionality aspects of existing multiple-board approaches--communications peripherals, general purpose single board computers and network processors--combining them into a single module.
"This is a revolutionary new product that has raised the bar for ease of programmability, performance, throughput and interworking (standard) interworking - Systems or components, possibly from different origins, working together to perform some task. Interworking depends crucially on standards to define the interfaces between the components. capabilities on a single slot," said Greg Kalush, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. and President of Interphase Corporation.
With a broad array of supported interfaces including OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet, the iNAV 4000 brings greater affordability, flexibility and performance to many 3G wireless applications such as Radio Network Controllers (RNCs), Base Station Controllers (BSCs), Node Bs, Serving GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) The first high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that used the GSM technology. GPRS added a packet-switched channel to GSM, which uses dedicated, circuit-switched channels for voice conversations. Support Nodes (SGSNs), Gateway GPRS Support Nodes (GGSNs), Base Transceiver Stations (BTSs) and Border Gateways (BGs), plus next generation network media gateways (MGs).
The iNAV 4000 will be available to customers in October 2002 with a starting list price of $4,795.