Integrated 40G ATCA platform from Radisys enables smooth transition to high-bandwidth applications

14th January 2010
News Release from: Ismosys
Written by : ES Admin
Ismosys has made details of RadiSys’ fourth generation Advanced TCA (ATCA) products available. Designed to address the requirements of next generation network elements, including 4G and Broadband, the RadiSys ATCA 4.0 platform enable smooth transition to high-bandwidth applications such as LTE, WiMAX, Femtocell Gateways and Video, and incorporate a 10GBASE-KR and 40GBASE-KR4 backplane and 40G switching capability.

RadiSys ATCA 4.0 products provide the highest scalability and density possible in an ATCA form factor with a 400% performance improvement in both switching and processing capabilities over 10G components. These new platforms combine a 40G chassis, a 40G switch and other 10G and 40G assets in a pre–integrated platform that enables the deployment of next generation 4G applications. The 40G chassis includes enhanced per–slot power and cooling capability along with true 40G backplane connectivity. The 40G switch with field-proven switch management software provides increased I/O density and native 40G switching to the node slots. The reuse of the switch management software will provide consistent API access, thereby providing reuse of any development with the existing 10G switch. Additionally, RadiSys will be expanding the switch management capabilities to include a ‘node router’, which eliminates the need for the stand-alone router that would typically provide connectivity between an edge device and the transport network.
The ‘next generation’ ATCA 4.0 platform builds on RadiSys' existing success with 10G applications and infrastructure with deployed applications such as 3G wireless, IMS, IPTV and miscellaneous gateways. Platform integration has always been a key to achieving a rapid time-to-market: The ATCA 4.0 platform builds on the level of integration available in the existing generation of products. In addition to the complete and comprehensive platform validation including backplane and thermal validations with the 40G switch and chassis, the ATCA 4.0 platform also includes software integration including switch management, Linux and middleware. With ATCA 4.0, RadiSys is providing a smooth path to fully integrated 40G platforms.
According to Anthony Ambrose, RadiSys VP and General Manager, Communications Networks, the overall demand for higher bandwidth mobile data and video services continues to sustain steady growth in 3G markets, and this demand will accelerate as mobile networks deploy broadband access speeds: He commented: “Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) striving to meet this demand will find the RadiSys ATCA 4.0 platform provides them with the next generation switching, power and cooling that they require. The RadiSys' ATCA 4.0 platform is a fully backwards compatible solution, thus protecting the customer's current investment in 3G networks, while ensuring a smooth and economical transition to the ATCA 4G environment.”

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