Rambus Inc, Mountain View, Calif., said that Vitesse Semiconductor Corp.has licensed the Direct Rambus ASIC Cell (RAC) for use in network ICs.
The ICs are targeted at high performance communications systems such as optical switches and
routers, which require extremely high-bandwidth solutions. ``Our strategic focus is providing faster network processors, such as our Prism IQ2000 and PaceMaker 2.4, for high-bandwidth, high-performance communications systems with flexible services, high speed, and high integration,'' said Barry Sandefur, vice president, Advanced Networking Products Division at Vitesse, in Camarillo, Calif. `Rambus technology addresses these requirements and allows our products to scale to unprecedented levels of performance while still utilizing cost-effective, commodity DRAMs.''
``Network communications companies' hardware needs are bandwidth and cost driven. Solutions
need to provide today's required bandwidth and scale with technology over time while maintaining cost-effectiveness,'' said Kevin Donnelly, vice president of Consumer and Communication Products Division at Rambus.
Rambus' chip connection technology, which includes the Rambus ASIC Cell and RDRAM memory
devices, as well as RIMM and SO-RIMM modules, provide 12.8 gigabits-per-second (1.6 gigabytes per second) bandwidth, addressing the growing speed requirements of the Internet infrastructure.