San Jose, CA – October 21, 2003
- Modelware, a leading provider of Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) for telecom and networking applications, today announced the availability of the CSIX-NPSI SmartBridge that enables the interoperability of Network Processors and Switch Fabrics using the NPSI and CSIX interface standards. The CSIX-NPSI SmartBridge provides bi-directional interface and protocol translation between the CSIX-L1 and the NPSI interfaces.
The CSIX-NPSI SmartBridge is a result of close cooperation between Modelware and Teradiant Networks (San Jose, CA). “Teradiant created a sophisticated multi-vendor system environment that allowed us to demonstrate that the CSIX-NPSI SmartBridge interoperates successfully with both CSIX and NPSI devices.” said Anthony Dalleggio, Modelware’s VP of Marketing.
“Partnering with Modelware allowed Teradiant to interface its 20Gbps Traffic Manager with CSIX switch fabrics;” said Subhash Bal, VP of Marketing and Sales for Teradiant. “Modelware’s expertise and excellent support helped make this project a great success.”
The CSIX-NPSI SmartBridge can be implemented in ASICs or FPGAs and will be demonstrated at Teradiant’s booth, #215, at NPC West 2003 in an application bridging Teradiant’s TeraPacket TN8450 Traffic Manager and CSIX switch fabrics from multiple vendors. NPC West takes place in San Jose, California, October 21-23, 2003. For more information, visit www.networkprocessors.com
.About the CSIX-NPSI SmartBridge
The CSIX-NPSI SmartBridge automatically decodes and translates each type of datagram (unicast and multicast) between CSIX and NPSI for both ingress and egress directions at wire speed and supports the optional CSIX L2 header. The bridge also translates flow control messages (unicast, multicast, and class) for both directions and handles the link level flow control on both the CSIX and NPSI interfaces automatically. The bridge’s modular architecture allows the easy addition of application-specific packet processing.About Modelware, Inc.
Modelware is a leading provider of Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) cores for telecom and networking ASIC and FPGA applications. Its highly scalable products provide semiconductor and system OEM customers a compelling value and enable them to bring standards-compliant products to market faster. Modelware also offers standard bridging products that provide interoperability solutions between different interface standards. By offering design services that complement its standard product offering, Modelware provides customized solutions that exactly match the customer’s application. Modelware’s products and services are backed with an exceptional level of support that is available to customers throughout their product design cycle. For more information, visit www.modelware.com
.About Teradiant Networks
Teradiant Networks develops and markets semiconductors that enable networking system manufacturers to build scalable switch and router platforms for next-generation networks. Its 8400 Series and 9000 Series families are the first traffic manager devices to be available in single-chip solutions for 10Gbps-40Gbps performance. Teradiant semiconductors are optimized for a range of applications in core, edge, metro and enterprise networks. For more information, visit www.teradiant.com
or call 408-519-1700.
### MODELWARE® is a registered trademarks of Modelware, Inc. SmartBridge™ is a trademark of Modelware, Inc.