wire speed

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wire speed

The bandwidth of a particular transmission or networking system. When data are said to be transmitted at wire speed or at "wire rate," it implies there is little or no software overhead associated with the transmission and that the data travel at the maximum speed of the hardware.
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The 400GbE JumpStart Test system provided wire rate packet generation/reception at 400Gb/s.
The OmniSwitch 8000 series has a 512 Gpbs fabric, 240 Mpps of throughput and up to 16 10-gigabit Ethernet wire rate ports.
The 10GbE UniPHY will enable network-performance analysis by performing Layer 2 and Layer 3 testing at full wire rate for high-speed routers and switches.
Both devices include Mindspeed[R]'s OPAL[TM] (Open Packet Acceleration Logic) engine, a wire rate gigabit-speed programmable data-path acceleration engine and a comprehensive set of I/O and peripherals, as well as support for DDR3 with ECC.
Key features covers wire rate packet generation at 400 Gb/s below the minimum and above the maximum Ethernet frame sizes.
Delivered point-to-point and point-to-multipoint services at wire rate using MAC-in-MAC while guaranteeing subscriber traffic integrity.
The family includes Montego(R), the industry's only OC192c/10G processor capable of classification, policing, segmentation and reassembly, and traffic management at wire rate.
The GPON media access controller (MAC) and Freescale's hardwired packet engine are designed to achieve Gigabit wire rate packet forwarding.
At its heart is a high performance Cavium OCTEON[TM] multi-core processor, enabling the Telum Packet Processor board to deliver up to 4Gbits/second wire rate packet processing for Layers 3-7.
The InP family includes Montego, the industry's only OC192c/10G processor capable of classification, policing, segmentation and reassembly, and traffic management at wire rate.
The configurable silicon of Lightstorm's Brooklyn-10 gives customers a clear time-to-market advantage over the first-generation network processors, as it incorporates the necessary standards, all with wire rate performance - eliminating the need for system developers to write complex software and manage the service/performance trade-off common in first generation product designs.
PMC-Sierra product demonstration highlights include: -- GPON FTTH, showcasing PMC-Sierra's GPON ONT SoC and GPON OLT FPGA, featuring PMC-Sierra's innovative GigaPASS(TM) wire rate architecture; -- The industry's first PON Layer 3 fiber access gateway, capable of delivering carrier-grade IPTV and voice services over the home network; -- EPON FTTH, featuring the industry's first EPON ONU and ONT silicon devices that support China Telecom defined features for the Chinese telecom market; and -- Broadest portfolio of scalable optical transport solutions from the access to the metro, including the industry's highest capacity single-chip solution for optical access aggregation.