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Cypress provides common control-plane API

Posted: 22 Oct 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:cypress semiconductor? cynapse software platform? cynapse sp? network search engine? nse?

Cypress Semiconductor announced the production release of its Cynapse Software Platform (SP), providing networking vendors with a common control-plane API that supports the company's entire portfolio of TCAM-based and Algorithmic-based network search engines (NSEs).

According to the company, the Cynapse SP allows software developers to fully develop and simulate applications prior to instantiation in hardware to accelerate time-to-market. This platform provides production-ready code to be used directly in a customer's control plane, saving developers' time and allowing them to take advantage of Cypress's entire search portfolio to create an optimized search solution.

Developed around a common table-management API, the platform enables developers to focus on the development and optimization of application code as opposed to the implementation of table management functionality. Developers can easily migrate across Cypress NSE solutions in hardware and leverage the same application code as search requirements change across multiple generations, the press release said.

"The goal of Cynapse was to provide customers with a control-plane API that would enable them to focus on application-level problems by abstracting search subsystem details," shared Rick Tinling, Director of Software for Cypress's Data Communications Division. "The ability for users to leverage Cynapse across all of our NSE families enables them to keep pace with changing hardware requirements without sacrificing time-to-market."

Cynapse provides fully tested reference applications, device simulation models, advanced diagnostic tools and application notes for Cypress's Ayama 10000, Ayama 20000 and Sahasra 50000 NSE families. It supports standard real-time operating environments, including VxWorks, Linux, Solaris and Windows platforms.

The Cynapse SP is provided to customers free of charge as part of a total NSE solution.

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