IDT Introduces Communications Processor with Hardware-accelerated IPSec

4/8/2003 - IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, unveiled its new RC32365 InterpriseTM Access integrated communications processor with hardware-accelerated Internet Protocol Security (IPSec). To address the need for greater security in the small office home office (SOHO) gateway and wireless access markets, the new processor’s on-chip security acceleration engine provides support for the latest security standards, including DES, 3DES and the advanced encryption standard (AES), and incorporates a true random number generator (RNG) to enable cryptographic applications. These security features combined with the integration of PCI and PCMCIA interfaces, Ethernet connectivity and the price/performance point of the RC32365 processor, make it an ideal solution for gateways, wireless access points, and VPN systems requiring advanced security.

This new device expands the breadth of solutions available from IDT that satisfy the divergent security needs of the small and medium Enterprise (SME), SOHO and residential gateway markets. The company’s solutions range from two-chip implementations that pair an IDT integrated communications processor with a dedicated security engine from third-party partners, through low-cost integrated processors with software-based security algorithms. The RC32365 InterpriseTM device is a single-chip device with an on-chip security engine that bridges the gap between the SME and residential gateway markets.

“The RC32365 device is the first in the InterpriseTM Access family of integrated communications processors to incorporate hardware-based security-acceleration. With its integrated features and high performance, our new InterpriseTM RC32365 processor is ready to take the lead in driving security into the SOHO access markets,” said Alex Soohoo, strategic marketing manager for the IDT Internetworking Products Division. “Indeed, the ‘always-on’ nature of broadband and wireless access coupled with the increased need for telecommuting, home office and branch office connectivity is making wire-speed security and virtual private network functionality imperative.”

About the RC32365 InterpriseTM Access Processor
The RC32365 integrated communications processor incorporates a 32-bit MIPS® CPU core operating up to 150 MHz, with an SDRAM memory controller and two Ethernet MACs with industry standard media independent interfaces (MII), providing connectivity to a wide range of networking devices and equipment. The new processor also integrates a 32-bit version 2.2 peripheral component interconnect (PCI) controller and a 16-bit PCMCIA version 2.1 interface. The PCI and PCMCIA interfaces provide system designers with a seamless connection to a range of peripherals and chipsets, including WLAN solutions. The processor is compatible with a range of popular embedded operating systems, including VxWorks® and Linux®.

IDT provides security-specific software to support the RC32365 processor. For customers wanting to port their own security stacks to the new device, a “crypto API” is offered that facilitates the integration of the customer’s proprietary software with the RC32365 specific hardware drivers. IDT also provides an integrated shareware security package, called FreeS/WAN, based on the embedded Linux operating system. Finally, IDT is partnering with Intoto, a leading third party security software provider, to provide a complete, certified VPN/firewall solution for the RC32365 InterpriseTM platform.

In addition, a suite of third-party MIPS® software development tools is also available, including the MIPS GNU-based environment, which reduces project design cycles and improves time to market. The RC32365 processor is software compatible with the other members of the InterpriseTM family, allowing customers to choose from a suite of proven off-the-shelf applications and tools, including Green Hills and Wind River.

IDT InterpriseTM Family of Integrated Communications Processors
The IDT InterpriseTM family of integrated communications processors includes a range of devices optimized for the highest-growth communication market segments such as Enterprise and residential gateways, desktop/workgroup switches and wireless access points. IDT is the leading provider of integrated communications processors for Layer-2 Ethernet switches and delivers an unprecedented combination of performance, flexibility and integration. The IDT portfolio includes the RC32355 and RC32351 processors in the InterpriseTM Access family and the RC32438, RC32334, RC32333 and RC32332 devices within the InterpriseTM PCI family. IDT also offers a range of software tools that reduce development cycles and partners with other industry leaders to provide comprehensive solutions for embedded applications.

Pricing and Availability
The IDT RC32365 integrated communications processor is currently sampling with production quantities available this summer. Pricing for the devices starts at $17 in 10,000-unit quantities. Click here for additional product information. Click here to download a high-resolution image of the IDT RC32365 InterpriseTM integrated communications processor.

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 network search engines, content inspection engines and a family of InterpriseTM integrated communications processors. The portfolio is also comprised of products optimized for communications applications, including telecom products, 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 3,100 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. Additional information about IDT is easily accessible at The investor hotline is (408) 654-6420.

IDT and Interprise are trademarks and the IDT logo is a registered trademark of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. VxWorks is a registered trademark of Wind River. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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