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network processor

A programmable CPU chip optimized for networking and communications functions. The network processor is programmed to perform the required packet processing and offers vendors an alternative for building routers, switches and access devices rather than designing a custom chip (see ASIC). MMC Networks coined the term in 1997.
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EZchip's network processors integrate many functions normally found in separate chips into a single device.
Teja NP facilitates integration of third-party hardware and software components that complement Intel network processors used by Netronome.
RadiSys' latest addition to its family of AdvancedTCA-compliant products features dual Intel IXP28xx network processors and is designed to address 10 Gbps wirespeed packet processing in network applications that demand high bandwidth throughput such as security gateways, GGSN, Broadband-Remote Access Servers, edge routers and session controllers.
EZchip's network processors provide the flexibility and integration that enable triple-play data, voice and video services in systems that make up the new Carrier Ethernet networks.
This contrasts with the only other 10-Gigabit network processor to complete the IP Forwarding Benchmark to date, which performed with a two-chip solution and far smaller routing tables, 135,432 routes for IPv4 and 1,200 for IPv6.
The iDiSX system on a chip storage network processor sets the standard for an application programmable platform.
MULTI also features the 100 percent binary compatible INTEGRITY simulator (ISIM), which enables programmers to develop and test their target processor code on a PC or Unix workstation without Intel IXP2XXX network processor hardware and a real-time EventAnalyzer and ResourceAnalyzer, which give users a view of system and user events in a graphical display.
ADI also can create custom Intel IXP46X and Intel IXP45X network processor based products utilizing the Sidewinder platform starting immediately.
With the Intel IXP422 network processor, Coyote will provide WAN connectivity via Ethernet, LAN connectivity via 802.
The ease with which the IXP1200 Network Processor can be programmed enables networking and telecommunications vendors to differentiate their products via software, which helps reduce development costs, speeds time-to-market and extends the life of the equipment.
The Xelerated X11 network processor chosen by Atrica is the industry's first network processor optimized for mission-critical Ethernet applications such as Carrier Ethernet.
RadiSys' latest addition to its family of AdvancedTCA-compliant products features dual Intel(R) IXP28xx network processors and is designed to address 10 Gbps wirespeed packet processing in network applications that demand high bandwidth throughput such as security gateways, GGSN, Broadband-Remote Access Servers, edge routers and session controllers.

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