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January 07, 2011

Testing IP Services: TranSwitch's Gigabit Communications Processor Surpass Competitions at International CES

TranSwitch Corporation, a developer of silicon and software solutions for converging voice, data and video networks, announced that its Atlanta 2000 family of communications processors optimized for Gigabit-rate packet processing applications achieved a best-in-class performance score compared to competitive solutions.

According to the release from the company, Atlanta 2000 achieved a CaffeineMark score of 7,000. This score indicates that the product has achieved a Java performance level that allows more software applications to run simultaneously on Atlanta 2000-based home gateways, integrated access devices (IADs) and IP-PBXs.

CaffeineMark is an industry benchmark used to measure the speed of a Java Virtual Machine (Java interpreter) running on a particular hardware platform. The 7,000 CaffeineMark score has been achieved on Atlanta 2000 at a significantly lower clock rate than other processors, enabling a breakthrough performance with a typical power consumption of 1.3 Watts, according to company officials.

TranSwitch also announced the validation of compliance with the Home Gateway (News - Alert) Initiative (HGI) software modularity test criteria, company officials added.

Based on Open Services Gateway initiative (OSGi) Atlanta 2000’s software modularity enables service providers and equipment manufacturers to benefit from reduced development, deployment and maintenance costs for new software applications.

“TranSwitch (News - Alert) is an important supplier of integrated circuits to the Home Gateway market and a strong contributor to HGI's work,” said Duncan Bees, chief technology and business officer at HGI (News - Alert), in a statement.

The 2010 HGI Test Event provided TranSwitch with an opportunity to evaluate Atlanta 2000 against the latest requirements of the service providers in areas such as routing performance, software modularity, IPv6 and Quality of Service (QoS), Bees added.

“By implementing OSGi on home gateway CPUs, manufacturers such as TranSwitch will enable unique new aftermarket opportunities for service providers with applications that can be dynamically delivered to home gateways in the field,” Bees added.

According to William McDonald, director of CPE Product Marketing at TranSwitch, these achievements have enabled the company to demonstrate advantages vis-à-vis the competition because customers take these tests into consideration tests into consideration when selecting next generation products.

Released in early July 2010, Atlanta 2000 broadband home gateway processors are known to provide great performance at the lowest power and bill-of-materials costs for a range of applications that require IP packet routing, encryption and media processing at data rates up to two gigabits-per-second.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefanie Mosca

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