EZchip NP-5 Processor Goes to Production
24 December, 2014
"The largest of EZchip's router vendor customers are now providing NP-5 based line cards to their customers," said Eli Fruchter, CEO of EZchip Semiconductor
“The largest of EZchip’s router vendor customers are now providing NP-5 based line cards to their customers,” said Eli Fruchter, CEO of EZchip Semiconductor
EZchip Semiconductor announced that its latest network processor, the 200-Gigabit NP-5, is now in full production. Following extensive testing and qualification, the NP-5 is now being delivered in quantity to EZchip’s customers for deployment in Tier-1 carrier and data-center networks.
The NP-5 has secured design wins among leading carrier router vendors as well as other network equipment vendors and provides a natural scale-up path for customers that use EZchip’s market-leading NP-4 100-Gigabit processor. The NP-5 sells at roughly a 50% higher ASP (average selling price) and enables vendors to double and triple the port density of their line cards.
“The largest of EZchip’s router vendor customers are now providing NP-5 based line cards to their customers,” said Eli Fruchter, CEO of EZchip Semiconductor. “We are also well advanced in bringing to market the revolutionary NPS network processor that drives new applications and yet again doubles throughput and opens up new market opportunities for us.
“We believe that with the NP-5 now in production and with the NPS expected to sample in 2015, EZchip is well positioned to dominate the network processors market for years to come. Furthermore with the recent completion of the Tilera acquisition, we are well underway in developing a radical new class of multi-core processors that will bring significant new opportunities with the advent of NFV and SDN and in evolving carrier, cloud and data-center networks.”
The NP-5 drives line cards and appliances that feature multiple 100 and 40-Gigabit ports as well as numerous 10-Gigabit ports. Through its versatility and rich feature set, the NP-5 serves a wide variety of carrier and data center applications.
NP-5 highlights include:
- 200-Gigabit programmable packet processing
- Integrated 200-Gigabit hierarchical traffic management
- Ethernet ports with integrated MACs supporting 48×10-Gigabit / 12 x 40-Gigabit / 4×100-Gigabit interfaces or combinations thereof
- Enhanced memory management for lookup tables, packet buffering and statistics; all using commodity DDR3 devices for minimized cost and power
- 10GBase-KR links for direct connection to the system’s backplane
- Power management for minimizing line card and system power dissipation
- On-chip control CPU for host CPU offload
- Operations, Administration and Management (OAM) processing offload
- Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE1588v2 offload for Circuit Emulation Services
- IP reassembly for advanced packet processing offload
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