STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Xelerated has sampled its HX family of network processor units (NPUs), which are now available to system vendors and service providers. Based on Xelerated’s unique and deterministic dataflow architecture, the HX family of NPUs can process 100 Gbit/s of Ethernet traffic at wirespeed for any packet size.
The HX family of NPUs constitutes a break-through of speed and integration. It integrates Ethernet MACs, programmable switching and advanced traffic management for the delivery of fine-granular Quality of Service (QoS). The result is a single-chip solution with extraordinary service density, enabling system vendors to design products for more advanced Ethernet and IP services.
“With the sampling of the HX family of NPUs, Xelerated is delivering on a core need for both system vendors and service providers. Xelerated’s deterministic dataflow architecture set the stage for the performance boost this chip brings to its customers,” said Bob Wheeler, Senior Analyst at The Linley Group. “The HX NPUs combine a high level of performance and integration, providing single-chip solutions for high-density 100 Gbit/s designs.”
To ease the development of new generation Carrier Ethernet switches and routers, Xelerated is making available a range of software and tools, including its reference design kit (RDK), software development tools, and data plane software.
* The HX RDK facilitates design, integration and testing for a range of high-capacity interface options including 10GE, GE, Interlaken. It is a modular 1U switch flexibly designed for interoperability and verification of HX-based systems.
* The Metro Ethernet Application (MEA) is a full-featured data plane software. It provides simultaneous support for Ethernet, PB, PBB, VPLS, IP, MPLS and OAM traffic with strict wirespeed guarantees. The software is provided in source code to allow for system vendor customization.
* The Software Development Kit (SDK) is an integrated development environment for coding, testing and debugging of data plane software.
“We are very excited about having samples and tools for the HX network processor ready,” said Anders Ericsson, Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing at Xelerated. “We have invested heavily in this new generation technology, and we look forward to supporting our customers in their new designs of high-speed Carrier Ethernet systems.”