GE Fanuc introduces NEBS-compliant PCI-X packet processors

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 16 Nov. 2007. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., announced the 4-port Gigabit Ethernet WANic 3850 and WANic 3860 packet processors for applications such as session border control, secure access, network address translation (NAT), traffic management and firewall.

Nov 16th, 2007

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 16 Nov. 2007.GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., announced the 4-port Gigabit Ethernet WANic 3850 and WANic 3860 packet processors for applications such as session border control, secure access, network address translation (NAT), traffic management and firewall.

The WANic 3850 and 3860, and are available with network equipment-building system (NEBS) compliance. They also come with either twisted pair small form factor Pluggable (SFP) or short range SX fiber SFP transceivers.

The WANic 3850 has a Cavium OCTEON 12-core 500 MHz CN3850-SCP secure communications processor, while the WANic 3860 features a Cavium OCTEON 16-core 500 MHz CN-3860-NSP network services processor, enabling secure high speed connectivity and complex security processing for content-aware applications.

The processor delivers as much as 4 gigabits per second line speed packet processing, and has as much as 4 gigabytes of DDR2 packet memory. The WANic 3860 also has 256 megabytes of RLDRAM, a dual-issue, five-stage pipeline, low latencies, auto instruction pre-fetching, advanced data pre-fetching, and a PCI-SIG 1.0b-compliant 54-bit/133 MHz PCI-X bus interface.

The RoHS-compliant WANic 3850 and WANic 3860 have several front-panel configuration options, including four front panel ports of Gigabit Ethernet supporting IEEE 1000BaseT or four front panel ports of Gigabit Ethernet supporting IEEE 1000BaseSX via SFP transceivers.

Software is available with support for Debian Linux (other operating systems may also be supported), embedded boot loader and POST, sample application code and a well-defined API. The software development package is optimized to simplify application integration for multi-core processor development environments.

For more information contact GE Fanuc online at www.gefanuc.com.

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