IDT Intros Integrated Processor

IDT's new Interprise PCI integrated processor boosts system bandwidth through on-chip Ethernet, PCI optimization, and DDR memory

November 11, 2002

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- IDT(tm) (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.: Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, today expanded its Interprise(tm) family with the introduction of the IDT(tm) Interprise(tm) RC32438 integrated communications processor. The newest member of the IDT Interprise(tm) PCI offering delivers enhanced system bandwidth to communications applications within the Enterprise and access market segments, including desktop/workgroup switches, gateways, wireless access points (WAPs) and virtual private network (VPN) equipment. The RC32438 Interprise(tm) PCI integrated communications processor also serves as a platform for IDT to develop future products that target emerging market segments such as embedded security and converged gateways.The company's focus on boosting bandwidth is driven by the growing requirements for higher sustained data rates and increased processing of data passing through the system. For example, Layer-2 desktop switching platforms are starting to support gigabit Ethernet local area network (LAN) connections in addition to the 10/100 Mbps connections previously deployed, and are also starting to incorporate certain Layer-3 data processing functions. In addition to the increasing performance demands in the Ethernet switch arena, wireless access points in the Enterprise are evolving to dual-mode radios and higher throughput 802.11 standards, and Enterprise gateways are integrating security functionalities on-chip. The RC32438 device addresses these performance and market demands and offers a natural upgrade path for customers using other IDT Interprise(tm) PCI processors, allowing them to create higher-performance systems while leveraging their existing application software.The RC32438 integrated communications processor incorporates a 32-bit MIPS® CPU core with a double data rate (DDR) memory controller, a 32-bit version 2.2 peripheral component interconnect (PCI) controller and two on-chip Ethernet interfaces. Designers have a choice of popular embedded operating systems, including VxWorks® and Linux®, and a broad selection of development tools that reduce project design cycles and improve time-to-market."Devices from the IDT Interprise(tm) PCI family have established a leadership position as the control processors of choice for managed Layer-2 switching systems," said Phil Bourekas, vice president of the Internetworking Products Division at IDT. "Our RC32438 integrated communications processor offers an unprecedented combination of on-chip features, optimized system performance, third-party development tools, and cost-sensitivity. In addition, the device's backward compatibility with existing products helps our customers preserve their investment in software and development tools for their next generation of systems, and enables a broader reach into emerging Enterprise applications."Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT)

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