Seabridge Selects Azanda Network Devices' Scimitar™ AZ61100 Traffic Manager for New OC-48 Multi-Service Access Gear

6/21/2002 - Azanda Network Devices today announced that Seabridge, a Siemens Company, will develop multi-service access equipment using Azanda's recently announced ScimitarTM AZ61100 traffic management device. Seabridge will take advantage of the first-to-market traffic management features and functions of the ScimitarTM device in its Attane XpressPassTM next-generation IP/ATM platform. This agreement provides Azanda, an innovator in the development of silicon products for managing the way traffic is processed in network core, edge and enterprise markets, with a top-tier customer as one of its early implementers.

"Azanda was able to demonstrate an advanced feature set for our broadband IP/ATM multi-service access solutions in a single device, which minimized power and system footprint requirements and accelerated our development time," stated Eyal Assa, director of engineering for Seabridge Networks' Attane XpressPassTM next-generation program. "The combination of the device-configurable hard-wired traffic management algorithms with Azanda's advanced software capabilities dramatically reduces the software development effort involved in integrating ScimitarTM technology into our system."

The ScimitarTM AZ61100 integrated circuit is a full-duplex OC-48 traffic manager with an integrated segmentation and re-assembly (SAR) in a single-chip 40 mm x 40 mm Flip-Chip Ball Gate Array (FCBGA) device. Utilizing industry standard interfaces such as PL3 and SPI-4.2, the chip dissipates less than 5 watts of power at full line speed while servicing up to one million simultaneous traffic flows. These standard interfaces allow Seabridge to easily integrate the ScimitarTM AZ61100 traffic manager with other devices in the system while the deterministic nature of the ScimitarTM engine substantially reduces the software engineering efforts required to implement traffic management on their multi-service access equipment.

"I am very happy to be working with such a respected industry leader in the multi-service access market as Seabridge," notes Steve Dines, president and CEO of Azanda. "This further validates Azanda's value proposition of enabling quick time-to-market solutions utilizing best-in-kind, open architecture components."

The companies announced they would begin the collaborative effort immediately.

As accuracy is the single most critical factor in shaping network traffic, Azanda's ScimitarTM AZ61100 traffic manager performs per-flow support required for ultra-accurate (better than 100 ppm) shaping, policing, queuing, scheduling, and congestion management. It delivers OC-48 or 5 Gigabit Ethernet simplex line rate. The device also offers an onboard SAR device for conversion of ATM and IP traffic. Commercial production of ScimitarTM AZ61100 is scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year. The ScimitarTM product family also includes the AZ61120, a reduced feature set device for lower-cost applications.

About Azanda Network Devices
Azanda Network Devices is an innovator in the development of silicon products for the optical metro network, the access portion of core networks, and enterprise networks at the WAN edge. It is poised to "evolutionize" the datapath architecture of high-speed optical line cards by using an "open architecture" approach to managing the way data traffic is processed. Azanda's high-performance silicon products help OEMs leverage their existing investments in systems and accelerate their product time-to-market. Additional information on Azanda can be found at, or by contacting company headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif., at 408-720-3100.

About Seabridge
Seabridge Ltd. is a global leader in the optimization of broadband networks, providing carrier-class access solutions for current and next-generation technologies. Seabridge solutions enable carriers to provide new broadband services using existing infrastructures, ensuring maximum return on network investments. As a fully-owned Siemens subsidiary, Seabridge benefits from a worldwide marketing presence while retaining the spirit and innovation of a pioneering company. For more information:

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