IDT Announces NSE with Dual LA-1 Interfaces and AMCC's nP3700 NPU

10/25/2004 - IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company and the leading provider of network search engines (NSEs), announced an extension to its current relationship with Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCCTM) (Nasdaq: AMCC) to deliver a complete development solution that reduces design time and lowers system costs for designers of a broad range of communications equipment including multi-service edge routers, metro Ethernet, and broadband aggregation platforms.

Specifically, the solution is comprised of the AMCC nP3700 and nP3710 integrated network processor/traffic manager devices that seamlessly interface to the family of IDT NSEs with fully integrated Network Processor Forum (NPF) Look Aside (LA-1) interfaces. As part of the offering, AMCC is including a daughter card featuring the IDT 75K72234 NSE with dual LA-1 interfaces in the AMCC nPWorkbench 3700 hardware systems shipped to customers, as well as the IDT driver software and system level architecture model (SLAM) that is integrated with the AMCC nP3700 nPWorkshop software suite. The dual LA-1 interfaces on the IDT NSE allow the sharing of databases between NPUs, thus enabling multiple database support for multi-field complex classification. The IDT/AMCC joint solution is currently shipping to tier-1 customers and will be displayed at IDT booth #411 at the Network Systems Design Conference, October 19-21 in San Jose, Calif.

The announcement extends a long-standing and successful relationship between IDT and AMCC. Previously, AMCC had integrated IDT NSEs and software development kits into its eXternal search co-processor (XSC)-based nP3400, nP3450, nP3454 and nP7250 development environments.

“IDT offers a broad portfolio of NSE solutions optimized to enhance the search performance of solutions based on our NPUs, and extending the successful relationship we have built was a logical choice,” said Amit Banerjee, director of strategic marketing for AMCC’s Communications Group. “Partnering with reliable and proven suppliers like IDT demonstrates our commitment to providing comprehensive solutions for customers developing high-value solutions in a range of communications applications.”

“A host of recent partnership disclosures, including today’s announcement with AMCC, have solidified IDT as the network search engine vendor of choice for companies looking to develop integrated solutions that accelerate packet processing,” said Dave Cech, director of marketing for the IDT IP co-processor division. “By teaming with AMCC, we are providing customers complete, easy-to-use solutions with integrated hardware and software development kits and reference designs, thereby reducing their time to market, increasing performance, and lowering overall system cost.”

IDT offers a full suite of software and hardware development tools as well as responsive technical support and systems expertise. In addition to its NSE daughter card that is shipped as part of AMCC’s nP3700 and nP3710 nPWorkbench development platforms, IDT offers a software development kit (SDK) for the AMCC nP3700 and nP3710 nPWorkshop development environment. Included among the IDT SDK run-time support tools are a data plane macro (DPM) library conforming to the AMCC nPkernel and production-quality, control-plane initialization, management and searching (IMS) software conforming to AMCC’s Common Coprocessor API (CoCoA) 2.0 API specification, and a data-accurate SLAM for the AMCC development environment.

IDT was the first company to offer NSEs with a fully integrated LA-1 interface. The family includes devices in 128Kx36 through 512Kx36 configurations, performance up to 250 million searches per second (MSPS) and support for search widths up to 576 bits.

Pricing and Availability
The AMCC nP3700 and nP3710 nPWorkbench development platforms featuring a daughter card with the IDT 75K72234 NSE are available now. All members of the IDT family of NSEs with LA-1 interfaces, including the 75K72234 NSE with dual LA-1 interfaces, are available now. For additional information, please contact IDT at (831) 754-4555 or through your local IDT sales office, or AMCC at (800) 840-6055 or (858) 535-6517, or through your local AMCC sales office.

About IDT
IDT is a global leader in preemptive semiconductor solutions that accelerate packet processing for advanced network services. IDT serves communications equipment vendors by applying its advanced hardware, software and memory technologies to create flexible, highly integrated products that enhance the functionality and processing of network equipment. IDT accelerates intelligent packet processing with products such as network search engines (NSEs), programmable content inspection engines (CIEs), flow-control management (FCM) ICs and its family of InterpriseTM integrated communications processors. The portfolio also comprises products optimized for communications applications, including telecom products, FIFOs, multi-ports, and timing solutions. 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 3,200 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, and is also part of the S&P SuperComposite 1500, which combines the S&P 500, MidCap 400, and SmallCap 600. Additional information about IDT is accessible at

IDT, Interprise and the IDT logo are trademarks of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. AMCC is a registered trademark of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation.

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