AMCC Includes IDT SDK in nPsoft Development Environment for NPUs

3/2/2004 - IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company and the leading provider of network search engines (NSEs), announced that Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCCTM) (Nasdaq: AMCC) is shipping the IDT eXternal Search Co-processor (XSC) NSE software development kit (SDK) and nP Workbench NSE daughtercard as part of its nPsoftTM Development Environment for its nP3450 and nP3454 network processor units (NPUs). The IDT SDK includes a unique, data-accurate system-level architecture modelTM (SLAMTM) that allows design teams to reduce time to market for products featuring AMCC network processors by developing, verifying and optimizing software prior to hardware availability and implementation. This provides designers the ability to identify possible issues within the system architecture early in the design phase and the potential to explore architecture options to guarantee maximum system performance.

The announcement represents a continuation of the partnership between IDT and AMCC announced in November 2001. In October 2002, the companies announced that the IDT SDK was the first to work seamlessly within AMCC’s nPsoft development environment. Currently, IDT offers four NSEs with integrated XSC interfaces, two NSEs with integrated Look-Aside (LA-1) interfaces, and a host of development tools that support the AMCC NPUs.

“IDT was the first company to provide a robust development solution for the AMCC development system, and during the past few years, we have successfully secured wins with tier-one networking equipment vendors who require comprehensive software and hardware development solutions for AMCC-based applications,” said Dave Cech, director of marketing for the IDT IP co-processor division. “We are pleased to continue our relationship with AMCC and believe its selection of our SDK as part of the AMCC nP Workshop software development environment validates our commitment to providing a best-in-class portfolio of NSE solutions to our customers.”

“Our nP3450 and nP3454 NPUs are an ideal solution for edge router line cards, multi-service provisioning platforms and I/O card applications that require flexibility and high performance,” said Amit Banerjee, director of marketing for AMCC. “IDT is a leading supplier of network search engines, providing a comprehensive offering of products with fully integrated XSC and LA-1 interfaces. Combining its SDK and daughtercard with our nPsoft Development Environment to provide best-in-class development tools was a natural step in our relationship. Using this proven, interoperable solution, designers can begin software development now and evaluate system trade-offs prior to implementation, speeding time to market.”

The IDT SDK includes a data-plane macro (DPM) library conforming to the AMCC nPkernelTM, and production quality, control-plane initialization, management and searching (IMS) software linking to AMCC’s Common Coprocessor API (CoCoA) 2.0 API specification. In addition, extensive documentation is also available to aid designers utilizing the IDT SDK with AMCC NPUs.

The IDT NSE daughtercard seamlessly attaches to the AMCC nP3400 and nP345x Workbench development systems. It features the IDT 75K62213 NSE, in a 256Kx36 (9-Mbit) configuration, with two integrated XSC interfaces.

The IDT 75SKC362213 NSE SDK supporting the AMCC nP3450 and nP3454 NPUs is available now from AMCC and from IDT. The 75KTC162213104 nP Workbench daughtercard is available from IDT and is priced at $2,250 each. For more information please contact IDT at (831) 754-4555, or through your local IDT sales office.

IDT IP Co-Processor Solutions
IDT provides a comprehensive family of IP co-processor solutions, including industry-leading network search engines and content inspection engines that accelerate packet processing and enable intelligent application management in next-generation networking equipment. IDT is recognized by RHK, Inc. and IDC as the technology leader, and as the volume shipment leader of NSEs. IDT offers the industry’s highest-performance NSE operating up to 250 MHz, and was the first vendor to introduce an NSE with an integrated LA-1 interface. The IDT NSE portfolio includes a family of custom devices, as well as families of NSEs with high-performance interfaces for ASICs, and glue-less interfaces to leading network processors, to accelerate packet classification and forwarding in core, metro and access networks. The IDT CIEs are capable of parsing and classifying data up to Layer 7, and are optimized for packet classification and content inspection in security and content-aware networking applications. IDT serves as chairman of the board of the Network Processing Forum (

About IDT
IIDT 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 and software technologies to create flexible, highly integrated solutions 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 3,100 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, 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, nPsoft and nPkernel are registered trademarks of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation.

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