IDT Debuts Lowest-Cost Network Search Engines in 32Kx72 Configurations

4/20/2004 - IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company and the leading provider of network search engines (NSEs), extended its leadership with the introduction of the industry’s lowest-cost NSEs in 32Kx72 (2-Mbit) configurations. The two new NSEs interface to application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and are ideally suited for cost-sensitive applications in the enterprise and access markets, including VPNs, firewalls, Layer-2 and Layer-3 Ethernet switches, broadband remote access servers (BRAS), digital subscriber line access multiplexers (DSLAMs), cable modem termination systems (CMTS), and voice and wireless gateways.

Delivering advanced features at a low price point, the 75N42102 NSE operates at 100 million searches per second (MSPS) and can achieve search rates up to 200 MSPS by utilizing simultaneous multi-database lookup (SMDL), a feature that allows for efficient multiple packet searches. The IDT 75N43102 NSE is the industry’s lowest-cost NSE and operates at 62.5 MSPS. Both NSEs are optimized for cost-sensitive systems that need to achieve increased packet-processing rates to facilitate additional services such as QoS support, IP security, classification, traffic management, ATM forwarding and address classification.

“Designers of enterprise and access applications need an NSE solution that will fit within their budget,” said Dave Cech, director of marketing for the IDT IP co-processor division. “Recognizing this challenge, we developed our new NSEs specifically to address the price/performance needs of these designers. Delivering a 50 percent cost savings when compared to competing solutions allows our customers to add valuable functions to applications that could not previously be accommodated.”

In addition to offering SMDL, the 75N42102 NSE also includes a glue-less interface to standard Zero Bus TurnaroundTM (ZBT®) or synchronous pipelined burst SRAMs to support associated data tables. Both devices offer the ability to cascade up to eight (75N42102) or two (75N43102) NSEs in order to support larger databases and enable further functionality into customers’ end boxes. The devices also support multiple databases for a variety of applications related to multi-field classification and are available in search widths up to 288 bits.

Pricing and Availability
The IDT 75N42102 NSE is sampling now and is priced at $30.00 each in 10,000-unit quantities. The IDT 75N43102 NSE is sampling now and is priced at $27.50 each in 10,000-unit quantities.

MSPS = Million searches per second

IDT IP Co-Processor Solutions
IDT provides a comprehensive family of IP co-processor solutions, including industry-leading NSEs and content inspection engines (CIEs) 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 256Kx36 (128Kx72) NSE received the EDN Top 100 Products Award of 2002 and the 512Kx36 NSE operating at 250 MSPS received the same honor from EDN in 2003. 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 and is an Associate Member of the Intel® Communications Alliance.

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 3,100 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.

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