MoSys (News - Alert) announced a second generation bandwidth engine device called MSR620 that extends the bandwidth engine capabilities by incorporating cycle selectable burst functionality to support variable packet sizes with improved interface efficiency.
“The addition of the burst functionality and higher interface rates gives the MSR620 unparalleled performance in high data rate applications while reducing board area, power and system cost,” said John Monson, vice president of marketing at MoSys.
The new offering has been optimized for high-speed buffering applications and is based on a second generation architecture that includes higher speed interfaces and adds Intelligent Error Management capabilities.
The high access rates and effective throughput on the MSR620 buffer device are said to be ideal for the requirement of 200GE and 400GE traffic management, packet classification, oversubscription buffering or egress buffering. Company officials said that using sixteen 15 Gigabits per second (Gbps) SerDes lanes, the MSR620 interface operates at 480 Gbps, providing the host with up to 384 Gbps CRC protected, effective data throughput.
The company’s Bandwidth Engine Family of ICs is a computational and memory solution with serial interfaces for 100G networking equipment. It uses the GigaChip Interface, an open transport protocol optimized for chip-to-chip communications. Company officials said that the second generation Bandwidth Engine architecture makes advanced built-in self test and repair capabilities available to customers.
MoSys is an IP-rich fabless semiconductor company that provides high performance solutions for fast, intelligent data access in network and communications systems. The company’s Bandwidth Engine IC has been fully qualified for carrier-grade applications and is available for volume production now.
Earlier in May, the company released its first generation Bandwidth Engine IC device, MSR576, optimized for high data and access rates in networking, compute acceleration and video processing applications.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman