Pre-qualified solution allows OEMs to rapidly deploy advanced IP and Ethernet-based networking solutions for carrier Ethernet and mobile broadband services
MILPITAS Calif., Oct. 26 -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced it has collaborated with IP Infusion to develop an advanced carrier-grade solution for mobile backhaul and carrier Ethernet. The combination of LSI multicore communications processors and the ZebOS® Network Platform software from IP Infusion, a leading global provider of networking protocol stacks for networking equipment manufacturers and converged IP services providers, provides OEMs with a complete solution that is standards-compliant and pre-tested for interoperability, significantly reducing time to market.
The solution drastically reduces total cost of ownership for OEMs while reducing IP backbone deployment time and delivering a rich set of quality-of-service (QoS) features for next-generation mobile broadband applications. The combined offering brings together innovative networking silicon solutions that feature substantial traffic management capabilities and a broad set of fast-path software features alongside a proven transport platform from IP Infusion. The combined solution is presented in layered software architecture for seamless integration with the OEM application layer, assuring quality and reducing development time, cost and risk.
"Today's networks are undergoing a major upgrade to next-generation packet-based technology," said Koichi Narasaki, president and CEO, IP Infusion. "The ZebOS Network Platform is targeted at filling the needs of equipment manufacturers and service providers faced with the challenges of the exploding demand for Internet bandwidth due to the pervasive use of data-demanding, web-enabled smart phones, peer-to-peer communication, IPTV and Web 2.0 applications. The LSI and IP Infusion combination enables those upgrades."
ZebOS offers a scalable, robust and standards-based Layer 2 and Layer 3 carrier-class routing and switching software solution with additional supported features for the Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS), Data Center Bridging and Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) implementations of carrier Ethernet stacks. ZebOS allows OEMs to rapidly add state-of-the-art networking capabilities to new and existing lines of communication products. Its modular, platform-independent architecture enables OEMs to pick from a broad array of protocols and solutions to add to their equipment.
"OEMs demand turnkey hardware and software solutions that deliver next-generation services, minimize deployment time and lower development costs," said Tareq Bustami, multicore communication processor product line director, LSI. "The combination of LSI networking solutions with field-tested IP Infusion transport software platform allows OEMs to rapidly respond to major upgrades of IP backhaul applications."
The pre-integrated offering is available today based on the LSI APP3000 family of solutions. Utilizing the same APIs, turnkey solutions based on the Axxia(TM) communication processor platform are expected to be available in the first half of 2011.
The APP3000 family of communications processors offers up to 3.5 Gbps of deterministic data-path bandwidth independent of control plane load and drives down service equipment cost by integrating external devices: dual ARM® 11 CPUs for 700 DMIPS of service and control plane processing; integrated security processor and PKA accelerator with 1.5 Gbps of IPsec/SRTP encryption performance; carrier-class traffic management with up to 16,000 queues and 5 levels of hierarchy; and dual-mode 1.5/2.5G integrated SerDes to enable next-generation backplane deployments.
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