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ADI's network processors tailored for SME gateway market

Posted: 30 Jun 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:analog devices? adi? fusiv-np? network processor?

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) unveiled its Fusiv-NP family of network processors, which promises to provide industry-leading network throughput performance with IPSec security. Using an innovative distributed architecture, the Fusiv-NP family provides wire-speed performance with IPSec security even for IP packets as small as 64 bytes, said the press release.

Targeted at the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) gateway market, the Fusiv-NP family of devices combines network protocol processing, security processing and host processing on a single chip, along with scalable security/crypto functionality and wire-speed packet forwarding and handling capabilities.

The Fusiv-NP family includes the Fusiv-NP 210, for Ethernet-to-Ethernet security gateways that support virtual private network (VPN) and firewall applications; the Fusiv-NP 220, a general-purpose network processor with PCI/wireless and connectivity for various types of broadband access, such as FTTH PON, ADSL and VDSL; and the Fusiv-NP 230, which offers the same capabilities as the Fusiv-NP 220 and adds IPSec.

The Fusiv-NP network processors are built on a scaleable architecture capable of wire-speed performance, even when hardware-based security is enabled. The Fusiv architecture uses Accelerator Processors to route packets between interfaces without the need for CPU intervention, which allows for wire-speed Ethernet performance while preserving headroom in the 200MHz CPU to continue processing application-specific functionality.

"This breakthrough network processing solution delivers a unique combination of wire-speed performance, security features, quality of service (QoS) and low price point for a whole host of networking, communications, and security applications," said John Croteau, GM of Media Platforms and Services Group at ADI. "With a portfolio of devices to cover a broad range of applications and price points, the Fusiv-NP family raises the bar for the competition, with its unique Accelerator Processor-based architecture that provides high performance along with sufficient headroom for running new applications."

The Fusiv-NP 210, Fusiv-NP 220, and Fusiv-NP 230 network processors are already shipping. Per-unit pricing in quantities of 10,000 units are $25 for the Fusiv-NP 210 and Fusiv-NP 220, and $40 for the Fusiv-NP 230.

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