CAMBRIDGE, UK Exar Corporation announced the Hifn Express DS 4050 AMC solution, a family of advanced mezzanine cards delivering wire-speed, multi-gigabit security and compression for state of the art telecom applications.
Leveraging the company's Hifn 9155, the third generation of Hifn's FlowThrough applied services processors (ASP), the Express DS 4050 completely off-loads the host CPU from all encryption and compression processing for up to four gigabit Ethernet ports.
This maximizes system performance and power efficiency, minimizing the host CPU load, and reducing overall system costs. As off-the-shelf, production ready solutions, the cards are conceived to address carrier grade applications requiring wire-speed IP-based security for the telecommunications, wireless, VoIP, and IP networking markets.
The DS 4050 offers support for Suite B encryption and authentication, as well as advanced information assurance features.
The standards-based DS 4050 family of solutions conforms to the PICMG AMC.0 R2.0 Advanced Mezzanine Card specification. They are single width, full height, AMC form factor cards supporting both mid and full size faceplates.
The family includes dual and quad port gigabit Ethernet cards that are SerDes-based, and a dual port gigabit Ethernet card that is PCI Express-based. It offers on-chip IKE support, further extending its ability to offload the host CPU and optimize the system processor efficiency.
Other features include support for IPsec, IPcomp, SRTP, and MACsec, and all variants of the DS 4050 family draw less than 10 watts typical, reducing system costs for power and cooling.
The quad port card supports 128K security associations and the dual port variants each support 64K security associations. The DS 4050 comes with a user friendly, comprehensive software development kit that enables easy integration and rapid time to market.