Xilinx and Bay Microsystems Announce OEM Application Development Platform for Montego Network Processor

7/26/2002 - At the Metro Optical Networking Forum today, Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) and Bay Microsystems, a leading supplier of 10 Gigabit network processors, announced the successful completion of hardware interoperability testing between Xilinx® Virtex-II™ Platform FPGAs and Montego™, the flagship programmable packet processor device of Bay Microsystems' Internetworking Processor™ (InP) Family. As part of Bay's Internetworking Development System (IDS), the Xilinx Virtex-II FPGA is used to bridge two Montego devices to a Host CPU complex. The IDS significantly reduces development time required by designers of emerging communication systems ranging from 16 port 1GE up to OC192c by providing an integrated platform for hardware and software development. The companies also announced that Bay has joined the Xilinx Reference Design Alliance Program.

"Real world OC192c/10G systems continue to push the limits of today's leading silicon and optical technologies," said Chuck Gershman, co-founder and senior vice president at Bay Microsystems. "Xilinx Virtex-II platform FPGAs with the flexible SelectI/O™ Ultra technology allowed us to optimize a flexible host and accountant interface to quickly bring a truly robust complete OC192c/10G application-ready system to market."

"Our alliance with Bay Microsystems is a great example of how Xilinx Virtex-II FPGAs are providing seamless integration with a network processor for 10G systems design in the MAN market," said Sandeep Vij, vice president of Worldwide Marketing at Xilinx.

Internetworking Development System (IDS) The IDS is an application ready platform allowing network system OEMs to directly port value added application code today. The platform includes a Host OS, TCP/IP stack, JAVA GUI, CLI and SAS. As a development environment, the IDS supports software development and hardware emulation and also provides developers with a complete system reference design. Bay's own NEXTware™ (Network Engine XTension software suite) API, Cycle/pipeline Accurate Simulator Environment (CASE), performance and functional analysis tools and application library modules are also included. The Montego reference design is available at website: www.xilinx.com/company/reference_design/baymicrosystems_montego.htm

Xilinx Reference Design Alliance Program The Xilinx Reference Design Alliance Program builds partnerships with industry leading semiconductor and design companies to develop reference designs for accelerating product development and improving time-to-market. The reference design boards are ideal for a wide variety of digital electronic systems, including networking, communications, video imaging, DSP, and emerging market applications. For complete program information, visit www.xilinx.com/reference_design

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About Bay Microsystems Bay Microsystems Inc. is a privately held, fabless communication IC company. Bay's Internetworking Processor™ (InP) Family of programmable packet processing devices combines scalability, intelligence processing and ultra-high performance in highly integrated solutions. The InP Family includes Montego™, the industry's first single-chip highly integrated OC192c/10G Network Processor and Traffic Manager with switching. Bay's highly experienced management and world-class engineering team have three generations of proven expertise in architecture, implementation, deployment, marketing and management of network processors. For more information visit the website at www.baymicrosystems.com

About Xilinx
Xilinx is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions. Additional information about Xilinx can be found at http://www.xilinx.com

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