Cswitch Corp., a privately held semiconductor company, will preview its Configurable Switch Array chip technology at the 43rd Design Automation Conference (DAC) held from July 24-28 in San Francisco. The new and innovative architecture is claimed to offer performance levels approaching an ASIC (including bandwidth up to 100 Gbps) with the configurability of an FPGA.
For nearly two years, Cswitch has worked closely with design engineers at industry-leading equipment manufacturers to define a completely new architecture based on custom-designed configurable structures that move, edit, and store packets at performance levels similar to today's high performance processors. The combination of custom structures with configurability allows designers to build their high performance equipment in a manner similar to FPGAs, thereby gaining a critical time-to-market advantage.
Cswitch has partnered with Magma Design Automation, a provider of semiconductor design software, to offer a feature-rich and optimized design flow for its customers. Magma and Cswitch will jointly demonstrate this design solution for the new chip that targets network, storage, wireless base station, and telecom applications.
For more information on Cswitch Corporation ant the configurable switch array chip, visit www.cswitch.com.