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Mindspeed Releases BroadbandMaker Firmware for TSP3 Network Processors

Monday 7 February 2005 17:12 CET | News

New Firmware Enables Industrys Most Cost-Effective Programmable Internetworking and Traffic Management Solution for Todays Triple-Play Broadband Networks

Mindspeed Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, released BroadbandMaker(TM) firmware for its TSP3 access network processors, which is designed to enable cost-effective access aggregation, protocol interworking, Internet Protocol multicasting and Quality of Service (QoS) for development of triple-play voice, video, and data access equipment. BroadbandMaker is the latest product in the growing suite of software applications for Mindspeeds third-generation TSP3 network processors. When used in combination with Mindspeeds M27481 TSP3 access network processor, BroadbandMaker firmware provides more than 2.0 Gbps of processing throughput for Ethernet-to-ATM interworking, ATM cell switching, IP multicasting and a combination of customizable per-subscriber traffic management capabilities, ensuring prioritized delivery of value-added services and flows to broadband customers. Offering the lowest cost per megabit of throughput for QoS-enabled access linecard processing, BroadbandMaker provides all of the necessary traffic management building blocks for supporting high-value triple-play services which are finely tuned to each subscribers needs within an oversubscribed access network. Technical Details Rich multicast support for up to 1K groups, including IGMP snooping and hardware-accelerated data replication, provides a solid platform for developing IPTV solutions, while the aggregate throughput ensures adequate bandwidth for delivering HDTV content for more than 48 ADSL2+/VDSL modems. Relative priorities and bandwidth of multicast and unicast traffic may be specified on a per-flow basis while global data replication rate limits can be set to govern bandwidth expansion. For high-performance access network processing, the M27480 and M27481 TSP3 devices provide integrated SRAM for low latency channel storage consistent with the needs of remote DSLAMs, DSLAM linecards, and FTTx/PON OLT and cabinet/curb linecards. The result is an industry-leading price/performance ratio for these applications. In addition, hardware features, cost, power consumption, and board space have been carefully optimized for maximum suitability in access environments. Egress QoS-enabling capabilities include multi-class hierarchical scheduling, shaping, and latency control mechanisms, built on a completely non-blocking multiport/multirate high-availability architecture. Ingress traffic management capabilities include per-flow policing, class and flow-based buffer allocation, and WRED congestion management. In addition, flexible stacked VLAN tag mapping, manipulation, and modification capabilities support a variety of network topologies, including VPNs/VPLS and hardware platform sharing by multiple service providers. BroadbandMaker is the newest offering in Mindspeeds suite of TSP3 application firmware, which is recognized for proven, reliable performance, and is fully supported by Mindspeeds world-class Application Engineering team. BroadbandMaker firmware extends and enhances the capabilities established by Mindspeeds successful PortMaker firmware products, widely used on Router ATM linecards. This product lineage establishes BroadbandMaker firmware as a solid, reliable foundation for developing next-generation access equipment. Offered with no license fee, BroadbandMaker firmware may be used as-is, or as a foundation for developing custom features and capabilities. Additionally, Mindspeed will continue to incorporate new BroadbandMaker features consistent with market needs. Pricing and Availability Mindspeeds M27480 and M27481 TSP3 access network processors are currently sampling to customers, and BroadbandMaker firmware is now available for demonstration and customer use. Per-unit pricing in quantities of 1,000 units is $99 for the M27480 and $140 for the M27481.


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