Teja Enables IPv6 Forwarding for Intel Network Processors

2/19/2004 - Teja Technologies Inc., the leading supplier of embedded networking and communications software for multiprocessor architectures, announced an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) forwarding application that enables network OEMs to incorporate IPv6 forwarding capabilities into their networking and telecommunications products based on the Intel® IXP2xxx family of network processors (NPUs). The networking industry is implementing IPv6 capabilities into their next-generation products in anticipation of the Internet's migration from the current IPv4 to the more advanced IPv6. With the addition of the new IPv6 application to Teja's award-winning software platform, Teja NP, OEMs have a high performance production-ready building block that allows them to easily integrate IPv6 functionality into their Intel NPU-based products in a faster, more cost-effective manner than any other alternative.

"Given the increased demand carriers are placing on their equipment suppliers to provide a migration strategy to IPv6, it is crucial that OEMs are able to smoothly upgrade their network devices," said David Stepner, president and CEO of Teja Technologies. "Teja's IPv6 application significantly reduces an OEM's development time and costs by providing a production-ready platform that is interoperable with IPv4 and is easily customized with the OEM's unique value-add."

IPv6 technology will enable the addition of billions of new nodes and new users to the Internet. Several international telecommunications service providers are beginning to deploy commercial IPv6 networks now, in advance of the anticipated IPv4 address shortage that will ultimately occur as the continued wave of Internet-ready appliances and devices are developed and introduced to the global marketplace. This trend is particularly prevalent in Asia, driven in part by the proliferation of 2.5G and 3G wireless applications. Major networking hardware and software vendors are moving to support IPv6 protocols in their next-generation products, thus expanding the demand for development and support for a full range of IPv6 technology.

To meet this demand, Teja developed the Teja NP IPv6 Forwarding Foundation Application, which is a high-performance forwarding plane solution for Layer 3 IPv6 classification and forwarding. Similar to Teja's IPv4 product, Teja's IPv6 forwarding application serves as the basis for a diverse range of IP-based networking devices, including switch/routers, wireless and broadband access, integrated firewalls, and VPN. The software is fully compliant and tested for conformance against the required IPv6 RFC standards defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and provides a complete set of APIs to facilitate quick integration with IPv6 control plane protocol stacks available from third-party vendors.

IPv6 is the latest application to be included in Teja's expanding library of building block foundation applications. Other available applications from Teja and Teja Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) include IPv4 forwarding, TCP Offload/Termination, and ATM. Unlike reference code, all of Teja's foundation applications are fully documented and supported and are designed to be quickly and easily extended and customized using the Teja NP Application Development Environment. Teja applications are delivered pre-configured to run on popular development and production boards, including ADLINK, Force, Intel, and RadiSys.

The Teja NP Software Platform allows system vendors to implement software for multi-processor architectures in less than half the time it takes with other methods. Teja NP includes an Application Development Environment, a Network Processing Operating System (NPOS) Run Time and an extensible library of embedded network application building blocks.

Teja NP is optimized to take full advantage of the various configurations of embedded control processors (Intel® XScaleTM technology), microengines, execution threads, registers, memories and other key hardware features that are unique to the IXP2400, IXP2800, and IXP2850 network processors. Reusing applications across multiple products or across generations of NPUs simply requires reassigning the application logic to the resources of the new target chip. The resulting benefits of using Teja NP include accelerated time-to-market, reduction in engineering risk and, most importantly, reliable, high-performance products that provide OEMs with a first-to-market advantage.

The Teja NP IPv6 Forwarding Foundation Application for the Intel IXP2xxx NPU family will be available in April, 2004. For more information or to download a trial copy of Teja NP, visit www.teja.com.

About Teja
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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