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Packet switches tailored for high-bandwidth apps

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:serial RapidIO switch? GUI? 3.5G? 4G wireless?

Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT) recently expanded its family of central packet switches (CPS) with the addition of a higher performance and higher bandwidth device. The 80KSW0005 device offers up to ten 4x ports of 10G connectivity, which delivers higher throughput for high-bandwidth-intensive applications ranging from 3.5G and 4G wireless infrastructure to next-generation enterprise storage and imaging applications.

The serial RapidIO (sRIO)-based switch addresses the interconnect needs of embedded applications whose functionality is central to routing packets for distribution among DSPs, FPGAs or processors, other switches, or any other sRIO-based devices. The device incorporates in-house fourth-generation IDT Serdes and sRIO core switch technology.

It supports sRIO packet switching, including unicast, multicast and optional broadcast, from any of its 10 input ports to any of its 10 output ports and is pin-to-pin compatible with the existing IDT PPS family of devices, allowing customers to upgrade their next-generation systems to the more powerful pre-processing solution with no impact on hardware or board design.

Other key features include: an IDT-developed power calculator that allows customers to estimate power usage in various usage profiles; an advanced feature set that includes diagnostics features for early stages of testing and an additional layer of security; and a proprietary GUI that enables customers to configure and control every feature and function, as well as act as a diagnostic tool for system troubleshooting during board bring up.

The CPS device is available in a RoHS 676-ball BGA 27mm x 27mm package. The solutions are supported by ATCA- and MicroTCA-compatible dedicated development platforms together with a comprehensive range of software development tools such as GUI, API, drivers and third-party tools.

- Gina Roos

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