Bandwidth Engine Device Optimized for EZchip’s NPS to Deliver Enhanced Flexibility and Performance for Carrier Ethernet, Edge and Data Center Applications
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 27, 2015– MoSys (NASDAQ: MOSY), a leader in semiconductor solutions that enable fast, intelligent data access for network and communications systems, and EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:EZCH), a leader in high-performance data-path processing solutions for networking, today announced a collaboration where MoSys has optimized a version of its Bandwidth Engine® 3 family specifically for the EZchip NPS family of C-programmable network processors. The combination of NPS together with the serial interface, fast memory and intelligent offload features of the Bandwidth Engine, target unprecedented flexibility, scalability and performance for high-speed, smart and secure terabit routers, switches and network appliances, in carrier, cloud and data-center networks.
“EZchip is an industry leader in innovative design and high performance network processors, so it was not a surprise that they were interested in leveraging the unique capabilities of our Bandwidth Engine architecture. We are pleased to work closely with an incredibly talented EZchip design team to develop a derivative of our Bandwidth Engine 3 architecture that is optimized for NPS,” stated Len Perham, president and CEO of MoSys . “We believe the EZchip NPS, combined with the optimized Bandwidth Engine interface, memory and offload capabilities, will deliver groundbreaking performance and flexibility for our mutual customers.”
The NPS and the specialized Bandwidth Engine solution deliver performance scalability and feature flexibility to network and data center equipment OEMs faced with ever increasing requirements for features, intelligence and capacities that range from 100s of gigabits to terabits per second. The NPS family of network processors announced by EZchip includes a broad range of features, including 256 C-programmable processors, 4K threads, traffic management, deep packet inspection (DPI), security and search accelerations, at an industry leading 400Gbps throughput. The MoSys® Bandwidth Engine 3 architecture includes an efficient low pin count, serial memory interface, 1Gb of high speed memory in a multi-ported, multi-partitioned configuration, and flexible offload capabilities to accelerate statistics, metering, search and other functions. The Bandwidth Engine devices will interface to NPS processors through a highly-efficient GigaChip® Interface (GCI) operating at up to 15Gbps. Specific optimizations for communicating with the EZchip NPS devices have been included in the transaction and interface protocol to further enhance performance and efficiency when an NPS processor and one or more Bandwidth Engine devices are combined. Using 16 SerDes lanes, the combined solution provides an additional 200Gbps full duplex bandwidth, providing a substantial bandwidth increase.
“We have been collaborating with MoSys’ exceptional team for some time now in order to maximize performance and minimize pin count for our network processor architectures,” said Eli Fruchter, CEO of EZchip. “The two companies have architected a solution which uniquely delivers flexibility and scalability for our mutual networking customers who are looking for enhanced performance while maintaining efficiency in power and board area.”
MoSys and EZchip have been working closely together on the integration and verification of technology and plan to sample the combined solution to customers in 2015.
EZchip is a fabless semiconductor company that provides high-performance processing solutions for a wide range of applications for carrier, cloud and data center networks. EZchip’s broad portfolio of solutions scales from a few to hundreds of Gigabits-per-second, and includes network processors, multi-core processors, intelligent network adapters, high-performance appliances and a comprehensive software ecosystem. EZchip’s processing solutions excel at providing great flexibility and high performance coupled with superior integration and power efficiency. For more information on our company, visit the web site at http://www.ezchip.com.
About MoSys, Inc.
MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) is a fabless semiconductor company enabling leading equipment manufacturers in the networking and communications systems markets to address the continual increase in Internet users, data and services. The company’s solutions deliver data path connectivity, speed and intelligence while eliminating data access bottlenecks on line cards and systems scaling from 100G to multi-terabits per second. Engineered and built for high-reliability carrier and enterprise applications, MoSys’ Bandwidth Engine® and LineSpeed™ IC product families are based on the company’s patented high-performance, high-density intelligent access and high-speed serial interface technology, and utilize the company’s highly efficient GigaChip® Interface. MoSys is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. More information is available at www.mosys.com.
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