SwitchCore Packs 28 GigE Ports

New line of Gigabit Ethernet switch chips feature lots of ports and built-in traffic classification for QoS

October 14, 2003

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- SwitchCore, a fabless semiconductor company leading the Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) switch-on-a-chip industry, announced today the Xpeedium2(TM) family of products. Xpeedium2(TM) breaks new ground with the industry's first and only GigE switch-on-a-chip offering 28 ports of Layer 2/Layer 3 (L2/L3) switching and support for over 1000 traffic classifications as well as Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS). Based on the proven Xpeedium(TM) platform, Xpeedium2(TM) incorporates bit-level packet inspection capabilities and subsequent bandwidth provisioning and policing, all at wire-speed. Xpeedium2's suite of forwarding capabilities will be further extended in the second half of 2004, when MPLS Edge and Core Routing, Tunneling, and IPv6 support will be available. The Xpeedium2 family offers switch vendors in the enterprise, access, and metro spaces highly integrated solutions that drive down costs and help network operators get the most value from their networks by incorporating the most comprehensive QoS mechanisms available. It consists of five products, the first of which will begin sampling in Q4 2003. The CXE-2130 is a fully featured L2/L3 switch/router with 28 Gigabit Ethernet ports and is targeted toward metro area network (MAN) and enterprise switching applications. Its traffic management functions enable robust quality of service (QoS) implementations for demanding markets. The CXE-1100, developed with the chassis blade and access markets in mind, has the same QoS functionality as the CXE-2130 but with a port configuration of four Gigabit Ethernet ports and 24 Fast Ethernet ports. The CXE-2032 is a 28-port Gigabit Ethernet switch device with extensive security and QoS capabilities. The CXE 2230 (28 Gigabit ports) and CXE 1200 (4 Gigabit and 24 Fast Ethernet ports) will augment the CXE2130 and CXE1100 respectively by adding MPLS Edge and Core Routing and IPv6 support. All products are software application programming interface (API) compatible with each other and with SwitchCore's current generation CXE-16, CXE-1000, and CXE-2010 chips. "Gigabit Ethernet revenues approached $1 billion during 2Q03," said Seamus Crehan, a senior analyst at Dell'Oro Group. "We see the overall Ethernet Switch market growing to $15.2 billion by 2007, fueled by upgrades to Gigabit and 10-Gigabit Ethernet." The Xpeedium2 family builds on the success of SwitchCore's existing Xpeedium product line. It again raises the bar for the industry: offering more gigabit Ethernet ports, processing more packets per second, and managing more service classes at wirespeed than any chip currently available. Xpeedium2 enables a more dynamic network by integrating QoS directly into its GigE switch designs. This gives network managers the ability to provision bandwidth, handle oversubscription, differentiate between packet streams and manage an ever-widening variety of traffic demands according to assigned service classes. In addition, it allows network operators to implement and charge for service-level agreements, as well as provides support for such applications as enhanced security, VoIP, VPNs and Triple Play Services. SwitchCore AB

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