Bandwidth Engine Technology Keeps 100Gbit/s Pace

A little company announces a technology that could be a very big deal to big players like Cisco, Juniper.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Feb 3, 2010
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MoSys Inc., a company that creates designs for use inside an ASIC or FPGA, says it has a memory technology that could greatly simplify 100-Gbit/s line cards. According to the news report on Light Reading, the company says its memory design is crafted to keep up with a 100-Gbit/s pace while also simplifying systems design.


The company announced its Bandwidth Engine technology today, a memory design crafted to keep up with a 100-Gbit/s pace while also simplifying systems design.

"This could be a big deal. Packets sit in memory while a network processor or Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) digs into them. As networking speeds have increased, the time it takes to access data in memory has become crucial.

"Not a chipmaker per se, MoSys creates designs intended for use inside an ASIC or Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The company expects FPGAs using Bandwidth Engine to emerge in 2011; ASICs aren't likely to reach volume shipments until 2012."

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