IDT Offers the Industry's First Data- and Cycle- Accurate Simulation Model for the Intel IXA SDK 3.0

8/27/2002 - IDT (Integrated Device Technology), a leading communications IC company, furthered its position as the industry leader of IP co-processor solutions with the availability of the industry's first simulation model for the Microengine Development Environment of the Intel® Internet Exchange Architecture Software Development Kit (IXA SDK) 3.0, which allows designers to fully evaluate and test packet-processing solutions in a pre-silicon simulation environment. The data- and cycle-accurate simulation model is offered as part of IDT's Software Development Kit (SDK) that includes a comprehensive suite of software tools that aid designers' time to market, lower system cost, and increase system performance. IDT's systems-oriented solution targets applications requiring line rates up to OC-192, such as core, metro, and access routers and Layer 4- through 7-switches.

IDT's 75K134FOM simulation model, provided as a Windows 2000 dynamic link library (DLL), is a software model of its IP co-processor that seamlessly interfaces to the Intel® IXP2400 and Intel® IXP2800 network processors. Design teams utilizing the model can begin software optimization and verification in parallel with hardware development with the confidence that code written in the simulation environment will transfer to the actual hardware system, accelerating time to market. The model also offers designers the opportunity to quantify the exact performance improvements of their system when utilizing specific IP co-processor-based architectures. It replicates all internal resources and commands while providing robust error checking to detect misprogramming for designers in the system's formative stages. IDT's simulation model is fully customizable, and simulates within any system configuration, including serial cascading, parallel cascading and associated data SRAM.

"The combination of our data-plane code development, control-plane code, and system development tools with IDT's simulation model provides designers the most comprehensive tool set for an unparalleled time to market advantage," said Doug Davis, general manager of the Intel Network Processor Division. IDT works closely with Intel as a member of the Intel IXA Developer Network and is committed to supporting the Intel IXA.

IDT Furthers IP Co-Processor Leadership with Comprehensive Software Development Kit
IDT's systems-level solution couples the industry's highest-performance IP co-processor devices with a broad suite of tools and extensive documentation to further designers' system development, heighten system quality and lower development costs. The IDT SDK control plane support tools include an Initialization, Management and Searching (IMS) library and a layered/modular application programming interface (API); data plane support tools include a cycle- and data-accurate simulation model, Power Tracker, viewer, software debug tools, power-on self-test (POST) and adaptable manufacturing diagnostics and high-performance data plane macros. IDT also offers extensive written documentation, including user guides, user manuals, a data plane macro library, and porting guides.

"Intel's decision to select IDT as an early IP co-processor developer, and our resulting close working relationship has been critical to delivering a complete software simulation environment that enables equipment manufacturers to evaluate performance, architect software and accelerate time to market for systems incorporating the Intel/IDT solution," said Pat Lasserre, director of strategic marketing for IDT's IP co-processors. "The availability of this simulation model, along with our control plane software, system development tools, and documentation strengthens our leadership in providing comprehensive packet-processing solutions with industry-leading network processor vendors, such as Intel."

IDT's 75K134FOM simulation model is available now. For additional information, please contact IDT at (831) 754-4555, or through your local IDT sales office.

IDT IP Co-Processors
Based on the integration of content addressable memory (CAM) and high-performance logic, IDT's IP co-processors support network processor units (NPUs) and application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to accelerate deep packet classification and forwarding in core, metro and access networks. IDT offers the industry's broadest portfolio of IP co-processors, with its family of pin- and software-compatible ASIC-based devices, and IP co-processors with glue-less interfaces to network processors from AMCC and Intel. Click here for high-resolution, downloadable images of IDT's IPC co-processors.

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 integrated communications processors, IP co-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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