New Motorola High-Density CompactPCI Blade Enables High Speed Packet Processing for Next Generation Networking Systems

9/25/2002 - Motorola Computer Group launched the Packet Computing Resource Board (PCRB), a high-density CompactPCI blade for high speed processing of packet data typical in today's networking systems. The PCRB is a highly integrated and optimized multi-processing resource for packet data intensive applications such as content-aware switches, IP services gateways, 3G radio network controllers, IP control servers, VPN switches/routers and content-feature server switches.

Gigabit Ethernet connections on Motorola's PCRB support the CompactPCI Packet Switched Backplane standard (CPSB or PICMG& 2.16) to distribute multiple high speed packet streams throughout an equipment shelf. Two high performance, integrated 64-bit multiprocessors—supported by high speed DDR SDRAM—enable the PCRB to process packets at an extremely high speed. An on-board layer 2/3 Ethernet switch connects the processors' multiple Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, the CPSB interfaces and rear transition module interfaces allowing eight classes of service on an aggregate switching capacity of 32 million packets per port.

"The PCRB allows equipment vendors to easily add features and applications to existing architectures to address new market opportunities, helping to eliminate one of the hurdles traditionally associated with data plane processing," said Bruce Hunter, product marketing manager for data plane processing, Motorola Computer Group. "With exceptional ratios of performance to price and performance to power, Motorola's new blade sets the standard for data plane processing. Including the PCRB in PICMG 2.16 compliant systems such as Motorola's MXP platform creates a highly flexible 'network on a card' solution for the applications required by today's equipment manufacturers."

The PCRB complements Motorola's MXP platform, an embedded applications platform that delivers multiple services that can connect to different telecom networks. The company also recently introduced a Packet Processor Resource Board (PPRB), which adds a network processor subsystem to the MXP platform, enabling it to manage data as control plane traffic and to process the data as bearer plane traffic at wire speed in its native packet format.

The PCRB also provides the following features:

About Motorola
Motorola Computer Group is a business unit of the Motorola Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS). It is the world's leading supplier of embedded computing platforms for equipment manufacturers in telecommunications, military and aerospace, medical equipment and industrial automation, with core competencies in services and training, design, manufacturing and systems integration capabilities. IESS is a leading provider of advanced electronic products and systems for customers integrating electronics into their products. Motorola IESS solutions provide the brains that make electronic systems simpler, safer, smarter and more synchronized.

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