Wintegra Adds to MIPS-based Family of Devices for DSLAMs.
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 19, 2003
Family of Devices Standardized on the 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. 64(TM) 5Kc(TM) Core
for Software Compatibility and Superior Feature Set
MIPS Technologies (MIPS Technologies, Inc., Mountain View, CA, www.mips.com) Founded in 1984 as MIPS Computer Systems Inc., the company merged with SGI in 1992 and spun off as an independent entity once again in 2000. , Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS)(Nasdaq:MIPSB), a leading provider of processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and business applications, today announced that Wintegra Inc., a fabless semiconductor company A fabless semiconductor company specializes in the design and sale of hardware devices implemented on semiconductor chips. It achieves an advantage by outsourcing the fabrication of the devices to a specialized semiconductor manufacturer called a semiconductor foundry or "fab. targeting the access infrastructure market today, has launched two new additions to its 64-bit MIPS64(TM) 5Kc(TM)-based range of products for DSLAM (DSL Access Multiplexor) A central office (CO) device for ADSL service that intermixes voice traffic and DSL traffic onto a customer's DSL line. It also separates incoming phone and data signals and directs them onto the appropriate carrier's network. See DSL. systems. The WIN717D4 and WIN717D6 have been tailored to match the price, features and performance needed in small DSLAMs (24-48 ports) and are subsets of the WIN737, which is already an established leader in the 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 space.
"We use the 5Kc core as the standard throughout our range," said Robert O'Dell, vice president of marketing at Wintegra. "Because it is a synthesizable core we have the flexibility to tune it to deliver the right combination of performance, power consumption and die size to suit each different product in our range. In the case of the WIN717D4 and WIN717D6, we have achieved excellent price/performance points that are ideal for small DSLAMs."
The WIN717D4 and WIN717D6 provide the fundamental components for a broad array of DSL systems, from line cards to uplink cards to "pizza boxes pizza box - [Sun] The largish thin box housing the electronics in (especially Sun) desktop workstations, so named because of its size and shape and the dimpled pattern that looks like air holes. ", to multi-dwelling units to chassis designs. Like other members of the successful WinPath(R) processor family, the 717D4 and 717D6 are supplied with a broad list of communication protocols that are royalty free and production verified. All WinPath devices run the same software, providing a seamless upgrade path from very low end to high performance/high bandwidth systems.
"DSL is an ideal market segment for MIPS Technologies' high performance cores and Wintegra's innovative use of the 5Kc in DSLAMs demonstrates its performance capabilities," said Jack Browne, vice president of worldwide sales at MIPS Technologies. "Since forty percent of DSL products today are based on the MIPS architecture MIPS (originally an acronym for Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages) is a RISC microprocessor architecture developed by MIPS Technologies. By the late 1990s it was estimated that one in three RISC chips produced were MIPS-based designs. , Wintegra's customers can leverage the strong ecosystem of third party tools and applications available for their MIPS-based control plane cores -- enabling success in the growing DSL market."
Founded in January 2000, Wintegra, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company that enables communications infrastructure equipment providers to migrate their product lines toward the next generation of access networks with a family of single chip solutions. Its WinPath(R) access packet processor family offers best in class aspects of ASICs, network processors, communications processors, and communications peripherals, creating a new approach to protocol handling. Wintegra has more than 60 design wins with numerous customers including Tier 1s, and announced production in June 2002. For more information, see www.wintegra.com.
About MIPS Technologies
MIPS Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer and business applications. The company drives the broadest architectural alliance that is delivering 32- and 64-bit embedded Inserted into. See embedded system. RISC RISC
in full Reduced Instruction Set Computing
Computer architecture that uses a limited number of instructions. RISC became popular in microprocessors in the 1980s. solutions. The company licenses its intellectual property to semiconductor companies, ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Pronounced "a-sick." A chip that is custom designed for a specific application rather than a general-purpose chip such as a microprocessor. developers and system OEMs. MIPS Technologies and its licensees offer the widest range of robust, scalable processors in standard, custom, semi-custom and application-specific products. The company is based in Mountain View, Calif., and can be reached at 650/567-5000 or www.mips.com.
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