IDT Ships its 3.4 Software Development Kit

10/15/2002 - IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology), a leading communications IC company and the leading provider of network search engines and classification processors, announced that it is now shipping the latest version of its complete classification processing software development kit (SDK) for its PAX.port family of classification and content inspection processors. 3.4 is used to prototype, test, and debug complex classification, content inspection and regular expression matching that enables intelligent application management in next-generation networking equipment. The SDK is available through IDT’s wholly owned subsidiary, IDT Canada, Inc., formerly Solidum Systems.

IDT’s PAX.ware 3.4 provides programming and execution environments that make it possible for equipment designers to develop and test classification processing tailored to their needs. Most importantly, software can be used to program IDT’s family of PAX.port classification processors, thereby reducing time to market development cycles for new equipment designs.

Based on an open, fourth-generation pattern description language, PAX.ware 3.4 provides the ultimate programming flexibility for classification and content inspection processing. This programming language makes it easier to program complex classification because it can represent any communications protocol header or regular expression as a pattern of bits in a standard text file based on a predefined format and syntax, including protocols that have fixed and variable length fields. As a result, developers of telecommunications networking equipment do not have to restrict the packet processing power of their equipment based on protocol boundaries, search key length limitations, or rule complexities.

"The SDK is a proof point to IDT’s approach to provide system-level solutions that accelerate time to market, increase system performance and reduce development costs for designers of next generation networking equipment," said Joe Aragona, marketing manager for IDT’s IP co-processor division. "As fourth-generation software, our latest software kit utilizes a pattern description language that provides unprecedented programming flexibility for classification and content inspection processing."

This release offers significantly reduced host memory footprint, and faster classification generation time. It also provides a better guarantee of throughput at wire rates. It contains two principal components: PAX.desk and PAX.rtime.

PAX.desk provides system designers with tools supported on commonly available desktop programming environments to create and test classification applications that translate standard and user-defined policies into a protocol memory program. PAX.rtime is a set of functions that allows runtime construction and manipulation of the pattern memory program by an embedded application.

Pricing and Availability
IDT’s 76SDKS0PAXWK PAX.ware 4.3 software development kit is available now. For additional information about the PAX.ware 4.3 software, please contact IDT at (866) 765-4386, or through your local IDT sales office.

About IDT
IDT enhances the global network with semiconductor solutions for communications companies that lead innovation and drive convergence in voice, data and wireless networks. IDT is focused on enhancing system bandwidth with communications-specific products including IP co-processors, integrated communications processors and telecom products. The portfolio is also comprised of key foundational products optimized for communications applications, including the industry’s broadest selection of FIFOs, multi-ports, and clock management products. In addition, the product mix includes high-performance digital logic and high-speed SRAMs to meet the requirements of leading communications companies.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company employs approximately 3,500 people worldwide and has a wafer manufacturing facility in Oregon, and test and assembly facilities in the Philippines and Malaysia. IDT stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol "IDTI." The company is included in the S&P 1000, which is a combination of the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 Indices, as well as the Nasdaq-100 Index® (NDX), which includes the largest non-financial companies on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

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