LONDON Communications chip developer Wintegra Inc. (Austin, Texas) has said that the company's third-generation network access processor, the WinPath3, is now sampling.
Winpath3 offers five times the performance of the previous generation of Wintegra processors and is suitable for use in wireless base stations, mobile backhaul stations including internet protocol and microwave, and broadband access. The chips are implemented in a 65-nm manufacturing process technology.
Wintegra had previously said that WinPath3 processors would be available in the third quarter of 2009. Production devices are due to be available in the second quarter of 2010, Wintegra said.