12/17/2003 - Teja Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of embedded networking and communications software, announced that its award-winning software platform for Broadcom's SiByteTM broadband processors, Teja NP for Broadcom, will support and interoperate with Motorola Computer Group's Packet Computing Resource Board (PCRB), a fully programmable, general-purpose processing board platform that offers network processor-level performance. With this announcement, OEMs can now develop a diverse set of networking systems and other products including wireless networking equipment, IP services gateways, firewalls, and intelligent switches and routers in significantly less time and with better performance than could be achieved by coding the PCRB's dual-MIPSTM Broadcom BCM1250 processors by hand.
"More and more, systems OEMs are turning to pre-integrated sub-system designs that allow them to jumpstart their development efforts," stated David Stepner, Teja Technologies' president and CEO. "The combination of Motorola's PCRB and the Teja NP Software Platform gives OEMs integrated hardware, a high-performance data plane runtime system, foundation applications, and the tools to quickly implement their own value-add in the least possible amount of time."
Featuring two Broadcom® BCM1250 dual-core MIPS processors, the PCRB provides over 5000 MIPS of general-purpose processing on a single PICMG® 2.16 compliant CompactPCI board. Each PCRB also features an on-board Layer 2/3 Ethernet switch, making it possible to offer eight classes of service for time-sensitive data such as voice or video. As a key part of Motorola's MXP platform, the PCRB offers the ability to shape Gigabit Ethernet traffic within the system and provides four additional WAN interfaces. The flexibility and power of the PCRB makes it ideal for providing value-added IP services, such as Network Address Translation (NAT), IPv6, RTP and intrusion detection.
OEMs designing systems with the PCRB can now take advantage of Teja's ability to efficiently coordinate multiprocessor code execution, memory and other resource usage to increase system performance and dramatically improve their time-to-market while reusing their existing code. What's more, Teja NP for Broadcom includes Teja's NPOSTM runtime system, which gives OEMs the choice of running applications directly on the PCRB's BCM1250s without the use of a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) on one or both CPU cores, thus eliminating unnecessary software overhead while increasing system performance. In addition to increased performance, this unique offering saves OEMs the considerable task of developing their own data plane runtime system. The availability of Teja NP foundation applications, including IPv4 Forwarding, already pre-configured and performance-optimized for the PCRB, provides OEMs with a significant head start on their systems development. Laboratory tests have benchmarked the PCRB with Teja NP software at 2Gbps of IPv4 forwarding, fully compliant with RFC 1812, with 64-byte packets.
"Teja NP for Broadcom accelerates the development capabilities of OEMs using our Packet Computing Resource Board," stated Bruce Hunter, product manager at Motorola Computer Group. "The combined versatility of our product with Teja NP allows OEMs to create their custom functionality quickly and cost-effectively, with the advantage of starting development from an optimized working software base and using intuitive, industry-recognized development tools."
Teja's unique approach to embedded networking applications greatly simplifies development of software for parallel, multiprocessing architectures. An OEM's primary challenge in designing with these types of systems is in properly partitioning the application code among the multiple processors, allocating shared memory, and building a framework to support scheduling, inter-processor communication and synchronization. Teja NP gives OEMs the ability to define a complete system's application logic in a C-based, hardware-independent model that is separately mapped to the various resources of the target hardware configuration, resulting in the automatic generation of optimized production code for the target system.
The benefits of using Teja NP include the development of reliable, high-performance products that provide OEMs with a first-to-market advantage with significant reduction in engineering risk. The Teja approach supports the entire Broadcom broadband communications processor line including the BCM1125 single core processor and the forthcoming quad core processor.
Motorola's PCRB and Teja NP for Broadcom, which consists of an Application Development Environment, Network Processing Operating System (NPOS), and a library of foundation application building blocks including IPv4 Forwarding, are available now.
About Motorola Computer Group
Motorola Computer Group makes it easier for original equipment manufacturers to create better products faster and more cost-effectively. It is a trusted supplier of industry standard-based embedded systems and value-added services that deliver rich computing and communications experiences.
Motorola Computer Group is a business unit of the Motorola Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS). More information can be found at www.motorola.com/computer
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2002 were $27.3 billion. Motorola is a global corporate citizen dedicated to ethical business practices and pioneering important technologies that make things smarter and life better for people, honored traditions that began when the company was founded 75 years ago this year. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.
Teja Technologies, located in San Jose, Calif., is a privately held software company developing the industry's first advanced software platform for parallel, multiprocessor System-on-Chip architectures. Teja's NP software will save systems vendors money and speed their products' time to market, providing a significant competitive advantage in today's fast moving networking markets. Teja is backed by world-class investors, including Blueprint Ventures, Intel Communications Fund, Mayfield, RRE Ventures, Tallwood Venture Capital and Viventures. For additional information on Teja Technologies, visit the company's website at www.teja.com.
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