Fujitsu to Display New 20-Port, 10Gbps Ethernet Switch Chip, Release ATCA Implementation Backgrounder at ATCA Summit 2006


Fujitsu and Its Customer Will Also Speak on 10Gbps Ethernet Data Fabric for AdvancedTCA Applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif., AdvancedTCA SUMMIT 2006, Oct. 17 -- Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) will exhibit its recently launched 20-port, 10 Gbps Ethernet switch chip, and make available a new technology backgrounder on implementing the switch IC, at the AdvancedTCA Summit in Santa Clara Marriott, Santa Clara, California. Fujitsu will also speak on the basics of ATCA and its implementation in 10 GbE backplane interconnects.

The MB8AAQ3020 switch chip, which will be on display at booth 510, delivers 400+Gbps non-blocking, aggregate switching bandwidth through proprietary multi-stream, 3Mbytes of shared-buffer memory with on-chip 10Gbps serial PHYs. The product's performance, combined with its small footprint and low power consumption, make this device is well suited for mTCA, ATCA blade and carrier blade applications.

The chip also provides high quality of service (QoS) for data center and carrier networks through state-of-art VLAN virtualization, backward congestion management notification (BCN) and priority-based PAUSE features. With the smallest footprint in its class, the IC also supports the CX4 interface with on-chip SerDes and PHY.

"Fujitsu is committed to being at the leading edge of ATCA standards, and our new 20-port 10GbE switching product is the latest proof of delivery," said Asif Hazarika, senior manager of the Networking Products Group of Fujitsu Microelectronics America. "Fujitsu's MB8AAQ3020 provides optimal switching capacity, low latency, a wide range of switching priorities, superior security, and the industry's first congestion-management capabilities. The new chip cost-effectively meets the requirements for backplane switching in the ATCA, microTCA and blade-server environments."

Tutorial on 10Gbps Ethernet Data Fabric for ATCA Applications

Fujitsu and its customer Celestica will co-present a detailed breakout session on backplane interconnect protocols. Tutorial T-1A, "10Gbps Ethernet Data Fabric for ATCA Applications," will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, October 17.

ATCA is now in widespread use as a standard platform for telecom applications. Tutorial T-1A introduces this emerging technology, which is expected to be a multibillion-dollar market within a few years. The presentation will describe the modular platform marketplace, discuss ATCA's requirements and basic system implementations, and present widely used Ethernet switching fabrics. Attendees will learn how AdvancedTCA platforms can help them develop equipment for access, edge, core, data center, security, or transport applications, and help them make informed decisions about specifying, adopting, implementing, managing, or marketing ATCA and ATCA-based products.

Luan Nguyen, staff application engineer for Fujitsu Microelectronics America, and Sergio Nunes, design engineering consultant at the Celestica Toronto Design Center, will describe the current suite of backplane- interconnect protocols and their implementation in ATCA and microTCA environments.

Fujitsu has just published a technical backgrounder outlining the use of its 20-port, 10 Gbps Ethernet switching technology for applications requiring high-density backplane switching in ATCA, microTCA, blade-server, and data-center-switching environments.

The technical backgrounder is available at: http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/edevices/microelectronics/10g20porttech.html

About Fujitsu Microelectronics America

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services for the networking, communications, automotive, security and other markets throughout North and South America. For more information about 10 Gigabit Ethernet please see http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/10gethernet.

Source: Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.

CONTACT:
Emi Igarashi
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.
+1-408-737-5647
eigarash@fma.fujitsu.com

Web site: http://www.fma.fujitsu.com/

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