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Cisco builds round configurable processor, says Tensilica

Posted: 05 Aug 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:cisco systems? cisco silicon packet processor? embedded xtensa cores?

The CRS-1 Carrier Routing System from Cisco Systems Inc. makes use of a Cisco Silicon Packet Processor able to operate at 40Gbps which, in turn, makes use of Xtensa configurable cores from Tensilica Inc.

"By utilizing Tensilica's software tools, plus the configurability and efficiency of the embedded Xtensa cores, Cisco is setting a new benchmark for communications performance," said Bernie Rosenthal, senior VP of marketing and sales at Tensilica, in a statement.

- Silicon Strategies

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