RadiSys Announces First Commercially Available Bridge Chip Designed to Enable ATM Interfaces for Intel IXP1200 Network Processors

7/3/2002 - RadiSys Corp. today announced the first commercially available chip based on Intel's Internet Exchange Architecture (IXA) network processor technology that bridges the UTOPIA bus to the IX bus. The RadiSys UTO2IX chip is designed for use in packet processing applications requiring an ATM interface, such as 3G wireless RNCs optical metro loops, based on the Intel IXP1200 network processor.

With the new chip, RadiSys greatly expands its IXA-based product line and becomes the only supplier to offer a solution that enables ATM applications for the IXP1200 network processor. Until today, bridging the UTOPIA bus to the IX bus was difficult and costly. The only available solution was an FPGA. The UTO2IX solution offers advantages in cost, speed and board area over the FPGA solution.

"Our line of IXA-based products is growing based on market demand," said Stuart Cohen, vice president for RadiSys. "Our ability to solve difficult problems, such as efficiently enabling ATM applications for the IXP1200 Network Processor, is proof of our commitment to this important market."

RadiSys UTO2IX is the industry's first "UTOPIA to IX" bridge chip facilitating IXP1200-based applications such as high density 3G wireless RNCs that require an interface between ATM streams, like OC3 and OC12, and an IXP1200 Network processor.

Product Specifications
The UTO2IX is a .35 micron ASIC in an industry standard 388-pin PBGA package. The .35 micron implementation minimizes the power requirements of the UTO2IX while enabling operation at the full speed of the IX bus of the IXP1200. Because of the small footprint, the UTO2IX uses minimum board real estate and simplifies board routing.

Pricing and Availability
The UTO2IX is available now and is priced starting at $72 in thousand piece quantities.

About RadiSys
RadiSys (NASDAQ: RSYS) designs and manufactures building blocks for next-generation Internet, communications, industrial automation, medical equipment, and transaction terminal applications. As the leading independent provider to OEMs, RadiSys delivers a time-to-market advantage in a tight "virtual division" relationship with its customers. The building blocks include Intel-based embedded computers, DSP modules and algorithms, network interfaces and protocols, systems platforms, embedded software, systems engineering and integration services. RadiSys' highly differentiated position in the market is a result of its intense focus on Intel-based technology, having the broadest array of building blocks, and a "perfect fit" product development strategy using its intellectual property to design customer subsystems.

RadiSys is a registered trademark of RadiSys Corporation. *All other products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

For more information, contact RadiSys at info@radisys.com or call 800-950-0044 or 503-615-1100. For press information: Lyn Pangares, RadiSys Corporation, 503-615-1220.

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