RadiSys Showcases ATCA Implementation of 10 Gigabit Ethernet Processing

6/24/2004 - At SUPERCOMM, RadiSys Corp. (Nasdaq: RSYS) demonstrated the industry’s first Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) implementation of robust packet processing at 10 Gigabit per second line rates. The RadiSys ATCA-compliant module is based on Intel® IXP28XX network processors and includes interfaces for switch fabrics and physical media to receive, process, and forward data at full 10 Gigabit per second (Gbps) data rates. The module incorporates two IXP2850 processors, making it ideal for processing-intensive applications such as traffic aggregation, session control and intrusion detection. The demonstration showcases an IPv4 forwarding application across ten, 1Gigabit Ethernet connections, and includes Intel® IXA Software Development Kit tools and debugging support.

“As a premier member of the Intel Communications Alliance Program, RadiSys provides OEMs with integrated product offerings based on Intel processors,” Howard Bubb, vice president and general manager, Communications Infrastructure Group, Intel said. “This latest demonstration using the fully programmable Intel® IXP28XX network processors on AdvancedTCA® illustrates how telecommunications equipment manufacturers can confidently develop high speed packet processing with the reliability, manageability and performance necessary for carrier-class solutions based on modular communications platforms.”

“RadiSys is committed to ATCA and has outlined a strategy based on meeting the needs of customers developing next generation communications equipment,” said Scott Grout, RadiSys president and CEO. “We have a reputation of providing integrated, validated and tested embedded systems that allow customers to bring better products to market faster and more economically. We will do the same with our ATCA products and this demonstration is proof that we are delivering on our strategy.”

The technology demonstration consists of the RadiSys ATCA compliant board, modular fabric interface card and modular 10 x 1Gigabit Ethernet PHY card. The RadiSys module is a standard ATCA form factor (8U x 280 mm) and incorporates two Intel IXP2850 network processors (one ingress and one egress). In this configuration, the system offers a physical interface implemented as a Rear Transition Module (RTM), which provides rear I/O and flexibility of interface types. The system is also equipped with an SPI-4 interface between the main module and RTM, via an ATCA Zone 3 connector and supports 10 ports x 1GbE. The platform supports PICMG 3.0 base fabric and a PICMG 3.x fabric interface is implemented via a mezzanine card. Additional features include PCI connectivity, UART serial ports for low-level debugging, one ITP (IEEE 1149.1) per IXP enabling JTAG debut support, Cbus flow between IXPs and -48 V DC input for power. Firmware includes diagnostics, use of VisionWare tools from Wind River, Redboot boot monitor, Linux BSP and Linux Intel IXF8010 driver.

For more information, please contact RadiSys at 800-950-0044. Or, to view the demo, visit the RadiSys booth, #12947, at SUPERCOMM.

About RadiSys
RadiSys (Nasdaq: RSYS) is the leading provider of advanced embedded solutions for the commercial, enterprise, and service provider systems markets. Through intimate customer collaboration, and combining innovative technologies and industry leading architecture, RadiSys helps OEMs bring better products to market faster and more economically. RadiSys products include embedded boards, platforms and systems, which are used in today's complex computing, processing and network intensive applications. For more information, contact RadiSys at info@radisys.com

RadiSys is a Premier Member with the Intel® Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. For more information, please visit www.intel.com/go/ica.

RadiSys is a registered trademark of RadiSys Corporation. Intel and IXP are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel.

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