LAS VEGAS -- Mosaid Technologies Inc. announced at Networld+Interop here that it is shipping prototypes of a network security processor to Chrysalis-ITS, which will market the chip under its own name as the Luna 340 NSP. Chrysalis-ITS announced the chip, which features five RISC cores, last month (see April 25 story).
Mosaid, of Kanata, Ontario, was contracted in 1998 by Ottawa-based Chrysalis-ITS to design the security chip, and is the sole supplier of the chip to Chrysalis-ITS.
The Luna 340 is a flexible, multi-processor system-on-chip (SoC) that will enable next-generation networking equipment to implement a wide range of layer 2 and layer 3 security protocols, asymmetric/symmetric cryptographic algorithms, and packet-processing functions.
"Initial evaluation of the device is very promising," said Dan Mathers, senior vice president and general manager of Mosaid's Semiconductor Division. "This system-on-chip design is quite innovative, employing multiple customized processors and specialized memory cores." The Luna 340 is expected to go into volume production later this year.