RadiSys Unveils Promentum ATCA-7010 10 Gbps Packet Processing Module

5/11/2005 - RadiSys Corp. (Nasdaq: RSYS), a leading supplier of advanced embedded systems, announced the PromentumTM ATCA-7010, a packet processing module that allows the highest bandwidth throughput available in a single AdvancedTCA® slot, which can significantly reduce the cost of packet processing solutions. The latest addition to the company’s family of AdvancedTCA-compliant products features dual Intel® IXP28xx network processors and is designed to address 10 Gbps wirespeed packet processing in network applications that demand high bandwidth throughput such as security gateways, GGSN, Broadband-Remote Access Servers, edge routers and session controllers.

AdvancedTCA has emerged as the platform of choice for designers developing next generation infrastructure products. AdvancedTCA-compliant solutions allow designers to meet carrier grade requirements and address the evolving security needs of service providers. Improved network security is a critical issue and the telecommunications industry is spending billions of dollars to secure networks with sophisticated gateway devices. Incorporating AdvancedTCA-compliant solutions into their designs, Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) can deliver products that enable service providers to deliver more services, securely and faster.

Using the Promentum ATCA-7010, designers can implement a high performance security gateway that filters/monitors incoming traffic for intrusion or security breach, at wirespeed. The ATCA-7010 also offers unequaled levels of programmability via the network processors, meaning customers can easily adapt to evolving security requirements or implement traffic shaping and reuse the same hardware solution in multiple applications, creating a higher return on their investment.

“We continue to broaden our family of ATCA products with solutions designed to help our customers design better products faster and more economically,” said Ted Ridgway, vice president of Service Provider and Enterprise Equipment at RadiSys. “The flexibility and programmability provided by the Promentum ATCA-7010 allows TEMs to deliver products that offer improved economies of scale and increased application flexibility and velocity, which results in a lower total cost of ownership to their customers.”

RadiSys designed the Promentum ATCA-7010 with modularity in mind. The module includes a baseboard, fabric interface card and a rear transition module (RTM). The baseboard hosts dual 1.4 GHz core Intel IXP28xx network processors, giving users the ability to allocate power where it is needed. The modular design allows the PICMG 3.x fabric interface to be designed as a mezzanine board offering users added flexibility. This flexibility allows users to choose between star or mesh topology implementations. The RTM connects to the baseboard via a SPI-4 interface enabling multiple I/O interfaces such as redundant 10 gigabit Ethernet or multiple OC-48/STM-4 by simply substituting the RTM with the right interface.

The RadiSys PromentumTM ATCA-7010
The Promentum ATCA-7010 features dual Intel IXP28xx network processors with 1.4 GHz core and 700 MHz XscaleTM and can be configured as single, or dual, parallel or pipelined. 10 Gbps packet processing is made possible with 10, one gigabit Ethernet interfaces that connect via a rear transition module (RTM). The ATCA-7010 supports PICMG 3.0 and PICMG 3.x through a modular fabric interface card. It also includes three independent banks of 256 MB RDRAM per network processor, at 533 MHz/1055MT.The module also includes four banks of 8MB (maximum) QDR II SRAM per network processor. An optional 18 Mbit TCAM is available in place of an SRAM bank. The ATCA-7010 is compatible with the Intel® IXP SDK 4.x and is equipped with a full complement of diagnostics and debug support. Additionally, the ATCA-7010 comes complete with the RadiSys SDK and Montavista Professional Edition 3.1 support.

Product Availability
The Promentum ATCA-7010 will be available for early access starting in June 2005. Pricing for the module is dependent on configuration and starts at $10,582 (US) for a fully loaded memory configuration. OEM quantities and pricing will be available. For more information, please contact RadiSys at 800-950-0044.

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 TEMs 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 or www.radisys.com or call 800-950-0044 or 503-615-1100.

RadiSys is a registered trademark and Promentum a trademark of RadiSys Corporation.

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