MoSys (NASDAQ: MOSY), a leader in semiconductor solutions that enable fast, intelligent data access for network and communications systems, today announced that Tabula, Inc., advancing high-performance programmable logic solutions for network infrastructure systems, supports the GigaChip™ Interface.
As networking equipment transitions from 10G to 40G to 100G and beyond, greater access to memory is increasingly required to execute complex packet header processing operations for line rate switching, routing, monitoring and security. Programmable logic devices from Tabula offer substantial on-chip bandwidth and off-chip memory capacity using commodity external memory. However, traditional memory solutions lack sufficient access to memory, exposing a bottleneck which strangles the overall system performance. Using MoSys® Bandwidth Engine® serial memory solutions combined with the highly efficient GigaChip Interface alleviates this chokepoint in the system by providing four times the access performance of traditional memory solutions.
“Increased performance and bandwidth in the system are critical in order to meet the requirements for cutting-edge networking equipment. But, if the packet processors cannot access memory at the rates required, then the overall system performance suffers,” stated John Monson, VP of Marketing for MoSys. “Memory access bottlenecks disappear, however, when standard operations are offloaded to MoSys’ Bandwidth Engine through our ninety-percent efficient GigaChip Interface. We are pleased that Tabula has selected the GigaChip Interface as a key design feature, enabling Tabula devices to deliver next–generation packet processing performance.”
MoSys’ Bandwidth Engine solution provides high-access rates to high-speed memory using the GigaChip Interface and can accelerate performance by more than 4 times through intelligent offload of counters, metering functions, semaphores and transactional memory operations for link-list management. These types of intelligent offload capabilities enable high-bandwidth, high-efficiency chip-to-chip communications necessary for high-performance switching, routing, monitoring and content processing functions."As a leading provider of breakthrough programmable logic solutions for today’s most challenging 100G systems applications, Tabula is always looking for partnerships that offer our customers innovative, powerful solutions,” said Alain Bismuth, Vice President of Marketing for Tabula. “Through our support of MoSys' GigaChip Interface and Bandwidth Engine devices, we can deliver overall memory capabilities not achievable with competing solutions.”