EZchip, Dune Team Up

EZchip and Dune Networks partner to offer a coupling of NP-2 processor and SAND chipset

September 23, 2004

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- EZchip Technologies (a subsidiary of LanOptics Ltd., NASDAQ:LNOP), a fabless semiconductor company providing high-speed network processors, and Dune Networks Inc., a leading provider of switching fabric and traffic management solutions, today announced a complementary product offering that provides the silicon core of next generation switches and routers.

EZchip's NP-2 network processor coupled with Dune's SAND chip-set for traffic management and switching fabric provide the most feature-rich and cost effective chip-set for implementing line-cards and switch blades. The two companies will be offering silicon that has been tested and proven for seamless interoperability as well as a joint Advanced Telecommunication Compute Architecture (ATCA) reference platform. The joint ATCA solution will be available in Q1, 2005.

EZchip's network processors coupled with Dune's traffic manager and switch fabric provide all the key silicon capabilities required to build switch/router systems with unmatched processing and quality-of-service (QoS). Furthermore, since the respective devices are highly integrated, the resulting system features minimal component count and cost. A typical line card will employ a single NP-2 network processor and SAND-FAP10V traffic manager/fabric interface device. The two devices are interconnected via an industry-standard SPI4.2 interface. Cost sensitive Ethernet applications utilize a lower cost model of NP-2, the NP-2/10L, which excludes NP-2's integrated traffic manager, instead using the FAP10V traffic manager to provide end-to-end rate and QoS guarantees. Multi-port SONET/SDH applications take advantage of the traffic management function integrated in both the FAP10V and NP-2 to provide QoS and system-wide end-to-end QoS for up to 192 ports.

"The combination of the Dune and EZchip offerings provides customers with a winning solution comprised of the best in class networking silicon," said Eli Fruchter, President and CEO of EZchip. "OEM vendors get the flexibility to use the same hardware and software design to target a variety of applications and price points. A line card with a single NP-2 from EZchip and single FAP10V from Dune provides solutions for 5-Gigabit, 10-Gigabit and over-subscribed 10-Gigabit throughputs at varying degrees of service levels through different assembly options of pin and software compatible NP-2 models."

"Additional scalability is offered by the FAP10/20V via its mesh configurations," noted Dune Networks' CEO Eyal Dagan. "Using the NP-2 and FAP10/20V in such a configuration, thus avoiding the need for fabric devices, provides a highly integrated, fully non-blocking and lowest power solution up to 60Gbps, especially important for transport applications."

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