MoSys (NASDAQ: MOSY), a leader in semiconductor solutions that enable fast, intelligent data access for network and communications systems, today announced the production release of its first generation high-speed serial access Bandwidth Engine® IC product. The MSR576 device is optimized for high-data rate, high-access rate use in networking, video processing and compute acceleration applications and is supported by leading suppliers of FPGAs and ASICs. The innovative architecture provides over two Giga-accesses per second (GA/s), more than double the performance of any competing solution, and provides greater than 2.5 times improvement in power, system cost and board area.
Working with packet processing solutions implemented using ASICs, network processors or FPGAs, Bandwidth Engine ICs are optimized for fast, intelligent access to accelerate the processing of packet header information supporting high-data rate traffic in networking and communications systems. The device is well suited to traffic management, classification, network services, intrusion detection and prevention, as well as video processing applications. Bandwidth Engine enables equipment manufacturers to deliver line card solutions, combining multi-100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) capacity with significant numbers of data accesses to meet increased traffic demand, quality of service and expanded features.
“Internet traffic continues to expand dramatically, driven by video content, cloud computing, emerging economies and smart phones,” stated Jag Bolaria, Senior Analyst for The Linley Group. “In order to ensure capacity and user experience, routers and switches must support aggregate line card capacities of hundreds of Gigabits per second. Serial technologies, such as the MoSys Bandwidth Engine, will help system designers develop high-capacity line cards.”
“The rapid expansion in the number of users, bandwidth per user and new services translates to increased demand for systems that can sustain packet rates of over 150 million packets per second with dozens of data accesses per packet,” stated John Monson, Vice President of Marketing for MoSys. “Bandwidth Engine addresses critical memory bandwidth and access rate bottlenecks that limit the processing, monitoring, and management of network traffic, while enabling support for increased data rates and added intelligence with reduced board space and lower power.”