Xelerated and Dune provide industry’s first 20-Gig metro Ethernet solution

October 12, 2004

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CONCORD, Mass. and SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Xelerated, the price/performance leader in network processing, and Dune Networks, the leader in switching fabric and traffic management solutions, today announced seamless interoperation between the X10q and FAP20V, providing the most cost-effective system solution for Metro Ethernet. The solution, validated by joint customers, will be showcased at the Network Systems Design Conference in San Jose this month.

By combining the Xelerated X10q network processor and its Metro Ethernet application software packages with the Dune SAND™ traffic management and switch fabric chipset, networking OEMs can build cost-effective, high-density, high-functionality switch/router systems with the flexibility to meet the changing requirements of the Metro Ethernet market.

“Xelerated’s X10q is the only network processor available that can match the 20G throughput of our FAP20V, single-chip solution for traffic manager and switch fabric interface,” said Eyal Dagan, CEO of Dune Networks. "Together we provide the densest and most cost-effective solution available today. Multiple Metro pizza-box design-wins have proven the cost competitiveness of this mutual offering.”

The joint solution requires only two devices for 20G full-duplex operation capable of supporting either 20×GE ports or 2×10GE ports. This dramatic increase in density and the resulting cost savings has produced design-wins in applications such as Metro pizza-boxes as well as more traditional line-card applications in chassis-based switch/routers. Comparable solutions from other leading vendors currently require more than twice the number of devices.

“Our joint customers want to leverage their development investment across entire product families rather than point products,” said Johan Börje, CEO of Xelerated. "The scalability of Dune’s SAND chipset combined with the flexibility of our X10q network processor allows us to easily meet this critical customer requirement.”

Xelerated Inc.

Dune Networks

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