Tabula, MorethanIP and NetLogic Microsystems Collaborate to Develop a Complete Sub-$500 Programmable 100Gb Ethernet Solution
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Press release date: May 10, 2011
LAS VEGAS - Interop - Tabula, MorethanIP and NetLogic Microsystems (NASDAQ: NETL) announce the industry's first complete programmable 100Gb Ethernet solution that can be deployed cost effectively in production with price points below $500. The complete, ready-to-use solution from Tabula consists of Tabula's I-100 100Gb Ethernet-to-Interlaken bridging device embedding MorethanIP's silicon-proven Interlaken and 100G Ethernet MAC and PCS IP cores, and NetLogic Microsystems' NLP15142-T 100GE PHY devices. The solution enables effective deployment of high-speed networking and storage equipment products with no additional IP costs and at a radically lower price than competing solutions.
"Our 100G Ethernet IP cores are well proven in over 10 ASIC and FPGA systems with leading system companies. Now optimized for Tabula's ABAX 3PLD devices, they enable a cost-effective programmable solution that can be used in volume production," said Francois Balay, MorethanIP CEO and founder. "Thus far, users wanting to build those systems had to choose between a multi-$1,000 programmable solution, and a lower-cost but inflexible and expensive to develop ASIC-based solution."
The NLP15142-T 100GE PHY solution from NetLogic Microsystems features an innovative architecture and advanced circuit technologies to provide high 100GE density, low jitter and lower power consumption. The NLP15142-T PHY solution connects seamlessly to the Tabula I-100 device, and supports the 100Gbps transmissions over at least 40km on single-mode fiber (SMF) cabling, at least 100m on OM3 multi-mode fiber (MMF), or at least 10m over a copper cable assembly.
"Our NLP15142-T PHY solution provides a best-in-class performance and power profile when combined with Tabula's I-100 programmable 100GbE solution," said Stefanos Sidiropoulos, Vice President of Physical Layer Products at NetLogic Microsystems. "Our industry-leading PHY solution enables carriers, service providers and data center owners to seamlessly upgrade their networks to support 100Gbps speeds in a flexible and cost-effective manner."
"Our ABAX 3PLD devices make it possible to deliver complete ready-to-use 100G Ethernet solutions which are both cost effective and flexible. For example, with its 5.5Mbytes of on-chip memory, ABAX enables the integration of a large frame buffer, removing the need for external DDR memory, and improving overall system performance," said Alain Bismuth Tabula VP of Marketing. "This cooperation between leaders such as MorethanIP, NetLogic Microsystems, and Tabula sets an example for how to bring complete solutions to the market, quickly and cost effectively, while preserving the customers' ability to differentiate their solutions through hardware customization."
Price and availability
The I-100 device embedding MorethanIP's IP cores will be available in Q3 2011. The complete solution, comprising Tabula's I-100 device and three of NetLogic Microsystems' NLP15142-T PHY devices will be priced below $500 in unit quantities of 10,000. For purchasing information, a demonstration, or other information, please contact Tabula at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Tabula's website at www.tabula.com
MorethanIP was founded in 1999 as a GmbH (Ltd.) company in Munich Germany and is an IP and design house concentrating on high-speed communications and embedded systems. This includes design specification and implementation of standard products, system architectures and customer specific solutions. For more information on the company and its products, please email email@example.com or visit the company's website at www.morethanip.com.
About NetLogic Microsystems
NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETL) is a worldwide leader in high-performance intelligent semiconductor solutions that are powering next-generation Internet networks. NetLogic Microsystems' best-in-class products perform highly differentiated tasks of accelerating complex network traffic to significantly enhance the performance and functionality of advanced 3G/4G mobile wireless infrastructure, data center, enterprise, metro Ethernet, edge and core infrastructure networks. NetLogic Microsystems' market-leading product portfolio includes high-performance multi-core processors, knowledge-based processors, content processors, network search engines, ultra low-power embedded processors and high-speed 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet PHY solutions. These products are designed into high-performance systems such as switches, routers, wireless base stations, security appliances, networked storage appliances, service gateways and connected media devices offered by leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). NetLogic Microsystems is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has offices and design centers throughout North America, Asia and Europe. For more information about products offered by NetLogic Microsystems, call +1-408-454-3000 or visit the NetLogic Microsystems Web site at http://www.NetLogicmicro.com.
Tabula is a privately held fabless semiconductor company developing 3D Programmable Logic Devices. Its ABAX family of 3PLDs, based on Tabula's patented Spacetime architecture, and supported by its Stylus development software, sets new density, performance, and affordability benchmarks for programmable logic, memory, and signal processing. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Tabula has assembled a leadership team consisting of industry veterans and successful entrepreneurs. The company is backed by top-tier investors with a long-term view toward enduring market leadership.
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