MANHASSET, N.Y. Network solutions provider Cavium Networks will team with Cypress Semiconductor Corp. to provide joint solutions for next-generation networking systems.
Cypress (San Jose, Calif.) and Cavium (Mountain View, Calif.) will provide joint reference designs based on Cypress's Ayama network search engines and Cavium's Octeon Exp integrated control and data plane processor family. These reference designs will be available from both companies, with applications engineers from both companies working together to offer complete application-level solutions.
"The need for deep-packet classification for next-generation routers and intelligent content aware switches is increasing with the advent of application layer processing," said RK Parthasarathy, senior product marketing manager at Cypress, in a statement.
The Octeon Exp processor family is a scalable Multi-core MIPS64 based processor family with 4 to 16 cores on a single chip with integrated Ethernet and/or SPI4.2 networking interfaces, 144-Bit DRAM memory controller, RLDRAM memory controller, NSE connectivity and internal hardware acceleration for packet processing, TCP, compression/decompression and string matching.