Cypress Presents Increasing NPU Headroom Using Network Search Engines

11/7/2003 - Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:CY) announced that it will host a one-hour web seminar entitled “Increasing Network Processor Unit (NPU) Headroom Using Network Search Engines.”

The seminar will focus on how to maximize the performance of a networking system using NPUs. Gangesh Ganesan, product marketing manager for Cypress’s Network Search Engine (NSE) products, will introduce Cypress's Ayama 20000 NSE, which gluelessly connects to commercial NPUs using the Network Processor Forum (NPF) approved QDR-based Look-Aside 1 (LA-1) interface. The Ayama 20000 NSE increases the headroom of the NPU by off-loading key search functionality; its unique set of features allows maximum utilization of the LA-1 interface and minimizes microengine cycles used for search functions.

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Cypress’s Network Search Engines
Cypress offers the industry’s widest selection of network search solutions, including network search engines and network coprocessors. Cypress’s packet-processing solutions are ideal for use in routers, L2/L3 switches, DSLAM, CMTS, Storage Switches, Security Blades, Wireless Gateways and other high-performance networking infrastructure systems.

Cypress’s broad array of products includes the current NSE70000 family, custom versions of NSEs for Cisco, and the NCP80192 coprocessor. The AyamaTM10000 future family of devices will maintain the Cypress lead by extending the NSE70000 family with differentiated features such as Mini-KeyTM power management and Soft PriorityTM table management. The Ayama 20000 devices will incorporate all the features of Ayama 10000 along with LA-1 interface, a standard adopted by the NPF. The Ayama 20000 NSE devices will provide a glue-less connection to Intel’s IXP2400/2800 network processors and AMCC’s next-generation network processors that support the LA-1 standard.

Cypress is a member of the Intel IXA Developer Network and is also an active member and contributor to the NPF. More information on the Intel IXA Developer Network can be found at and information on the NPF can be found at

About Cypress
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: CY) is Connecting From Last Mile to First MileTM with high-performance solutions for personal, network access, enterprise, metro switch, and core communications-system applications. Cypress ConnectsTM using wireless, wireline, digital, and optical transmission standards, including USB, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, Gigabit Ethernet, and DWDM. Leveraging its process and system-level expertise, Cypress makes industry-leading physical layer devices, framers, and network search engines, along with a broad portfolio of high-bandwidth memories, timing technology solutions, and reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. More information about Cypress is accessible online at

Cypressand the Cypresslogo are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Ayama, “Connectivity From Last Mile to First Mile” and “Cypress Connects” are trademarks of Cypress.

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