EZchip Announces the NP-4

EZchip announces the NP-4, a single-chip 100-Gigabit network processor with integrated traffic manager

May 30, 2007

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- EZchip Technologies Ltd. (a subsidiary of LanOptics Ltd., NASDAQ:LNOP), a fabless semiconductor company providing high-speed network processors, today disclosed information on its NP-4 network processor now in design in a 65 nanometer silicon process and scheduled to sample in 2008. The NP-4 offers system vendors a significant cost reduction by integrating all the key components of their line card into a single chip. NP-4 main highlights include:

  • 100-Gigabit throughput for building 20-Gigabit, 40-Gigabit and

  • 100-Gigabit line cards for Carrier Ethernet Switches and Routers (CESR).

  • Integrated traffic management providing granular bandwidth control to enable the delivery of triple-play services in Ethernet networks.

  • Integrated 100-Gigabit, 10-Gigabit and 1-Gigabit Ethernet serial ports.

  • Integrated Fabric Interface Chip (FIC) for direct connection to Ethernet switches that are used as switch fabrics while providing system-wide Quality of Service (QoS).

  • Utilizes external memory chips based on low cost and power DRAM technology.

  • Operations, Administration and Management (OAM) processing offload.

  • Software compatible with EZchip’s present NP-2 and NP-3 network processors.

    The NP-4 enables the building of next generation CESR equipment through groundbreaking levels of integration and functionality. It provides a total of 100-Gigabit throughput and features a 100-Gigabit port, eight 10-Gigabit ports and twenty-four 1­Gigabit Ethernet ports. Integrated hierarchical traffic management assigns individual flows with specific Quality of Service (QoS) and enforces Service Level Agreements (SLA) for applications, services and users.

    EZchip Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: EZCH)

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