CHICAGO, June 6 /PRNewswire/
-- At the SUPERCOMM 2005 communications conference today, Xilinx Inc., the world's leading programmable logic provider, demonstrated its 10Gbps enabled packet processing solution, developed with CorEdge Networks and Yamaichi Electronics. Based on a Xilinx Virtex(TM)-II Pro FPGA, the design platform is aimed at dramatically driving down communications system design costs and accelerating time-to-market using an industry standard ATCA architecture. The proven solution will enable rapid deployment of converged voice, data and video platforms ultimately aimed at the digital consumer market. For more information and a live demo, visit Xilinx booth #29046 June 5-9, McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, or visit www.xilinx.com/virtex4
The jointly developed platform includes the industry's first reprogrammable Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) and cutaway AMC carrier and is capable of switching Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet channels. The platform provides system designers with the flexibility to support various applications using a single AMC carrier card. The platform also enables a more efficient use of the network and provides key new features such as multi-protocol support and enhanced QoS and policy-based networking. Providing these intelligent networking capabilities on an ATCA standardized backplane provides designers a low-cost architecture that provides Telco-grade reliability in this rapidly growing market.
Ernie Bergstrom -- Principal Analyst with Crystal Cube Consulting an ATCA market research firm specializing in Open System Platforms, headquartered in the Seattle Metropolitan area -- predicts that Xilinx' ATCA backplane shipments could reach a potential of over 1.5 million units, based on the Total Available Market (TAM) generating more than $41 billion in revenue by year-end 2009.
"Early adopters of ATCA-based solutions need the flexibility to update and upgrade their systems to address changing market needs", said Will Chu, president of CorEdge Networks. "By instantiating both our high-performance communications engine and non-blocking, cut through, low latency 40 Gigabit switch fabric in the Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGA, we are delivering a high performance platform with programmable flexibility. The solution supports a variety of interfaces on the line side, mezzanine/chip-to-chip, and backplane side, enabling a single solution to be configured to support multiple interfaces and to switch multiple protocols, depending on customer requirements."
About Xilinx Virtex-II Pro Platform FPGAs
The Xilinx Virtex-II Pro family is the world's first FPGA to offer integrated PowerPC embedded technology and 3.125 Gbps serial transceivers. Virtex-II Pro devices include these multiple PowerPC CPUs and multi-gigabit serial transceivers at no additional charge, providing unequaled capability and value for today's system design requirements. Based on their industry-leading capacity, performance, and cost-effectiveness, Xilinx® Virtex FPGAs are the number one choice of designers worldwide.
About CorEdge Networks
CorEdge Networks is a leading supplier of IP/chips, sub-system and system- level products. Through its dynamically programmable Multi-Protocol Communications Engine, Multi-Protocol Switch Fabric, and advanced digital and mixed-signal technologies, the company develops and markets networking products that enable high performance, scalable, flexible, reliable and cost- effective solutions for ATCA, HPC and data center applications. For more information, visit www.coredgenetworks.com.
About Yamaichi Electronics
Yamaichi Electronics is a leading supplier of test and burn-in sockets, connectors and interconnect systems where reliability and dependability are paramount to the overall project's success. Yamaichi has rapidly achieved world class status as a manufacturer of high quality and reliable components for demanding applications in telecom infrastructure, industrial automation, high-speed networking, optical filters, and LCD display assembly. The CN074 series developed by Yamaichi is the first connector series supporting the Advanced Mezzanine Card market. Yamiachi is also providing the first working connector for MicroTCA system demonstrated at SuperComm, 2005. The new connector is a vertical entry AMC connector mounted directly to the backplane with 12.5 Gbps speed capability.
For more information, visit www.yamaichi.com.
Xilinx, Inc. is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions. Additional information about Xilinx is available at www.xilinx.com.