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AMCC Adds Terabit Switch Fabric

The nPX8005 is one of the industry's first packet switch fabrics to scale to true terabit capacity

January 21, 2002

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) [NASDAQ:AMCC], today announced the nPX8005, a crossbar-based switch fabric optimized for Metro Access and Metro Core switching applications, which is comprised of a memory subsystem (S8905), a scheduling device (S8805 or S8505) and a crossbar with integrated arbiter (S8605). Complementing AMCC's 160 Gbps nPX5800 output-buffered (shared-memory) fabric, the nPX8005 is expected to be one of the industry's first to scale to terabit capacity. Designed to work seamlessly with AMCC’s 10 Gbps nP7510 network processor and nPX5700 traffic manager, the nPX8005 will provide customers with a complete system solution for metro carrier applications including core switch and Storage Area Networks (SAN). Featuring an integrated 2.5 Gbps SERDES, high-speed terminations and memory, the nPX8005 will provide customers with industry-leading QoS support, leveraging 0.13 um CMOS technology to provide a low-power, high-capacity switch fabric packaged in a small form factor.The nPX8005, previously known as Cyclone, is the result of the cooperation between two AMCC subsidiaries that were acquired last year, YuniNetworks & MMC Networks. With the nPX8005, AMCC will introduce its second of two complementary switch fabrics. The nPX5800, introduced in 2001, offers a low-cost solution that scales to 160 Gbps in its current generation and to 640 Gbps in its next generation, connecting to the nPX5700 traffic manager without the need for any line-card fabric interface components. Meanwhile, the nPX8005’s crossbar architecture is expected to provide the flexibility to scale linearly to terabit-range bandwidth for high-end applications, without inefficiency in power, board area or cost.Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC)

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