SOURCE: Dune Networks

Dune Networks

November 17, 2009 08:00 ET

Dune Networks and NetLogic Microsystems Announce RXAUI Interoperability

Interoperability Validated on the Collaborative Paran Reference Platform and on Joint Customer Designs

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) - Dune Networks, a provider of networking devices for Metro Ethernet, Enterprise and Data Center platforms, today announced that it has expanded its collaboration with NetLogic Microsystems, Inc., a worldwide leader in high-performance intelligent semiconductor solutions for next-generation Internet networks, by completing the industry's first RXAUI interoperability validation.

The 6.25Gbps RXAUI (Reduced pin XAUI) interface effectively doubles the performance of the serial connectivity between the PHY and the switching silicon, or reduces the number of serial lanes by 50% to achieve the same throughput when compared with the 3.125Gbps XAUI interface.

As this is a new industry interface, Dune and NetLogic Microsystems have successfully validated the interoperability between Dune's market-leading switching solution and NetLogic Microsystems' best-in-class 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHY solution. In addition to the collaborative Paran reference platform, the companies have also validated the RXAUI interoperability on joint customer solutions.

"We're excited to collaborate with Dune Networks and to have completed interoperability testing on the high-performance RXAUI interface between Dune's Petra P3xx high-density datacenter switching solution and our 10GE PHY," said Stefanos Sidiropoulos, vice president of Physical Layer Products at NetLogic Microsystems. "By ensuring interoperability and enhancing ease of system integration, we are meeting our customers' demands for enhanced performance, functionality and scalability."

"We are happy to join forces with NetLogic Microsystems following the release of its RXAUI-enabled SFP+ solution for the dense, low cost 10GE PHY market," said Ori Aruj, vice president of marketing at Dune Networks. "Scalable data center providers pushing performance, density, scalability to new highs while driving power and cost to record lows, chose the collaborative Dune and NetLogic Microsystems solution, to scale their 10GE switches and expand their 40GE and 100GE offering."

The Paran reference design from Dune Networks and NetLogic Microsystems offers customers the benefit of proven interoperability, accelerated time-to-market, and lower development risks and costs. The Paran reference solution is currently in evaluation at several Tier One customers for their next-generation, high-density data center switches.


Dune Networks ( is a semiconductor supplier of networking devices, facilitating the build of Data Center, Enterprise and Carrier Ethernet Solutions. Dune provides a switching solution that truly scales in capacity, port rate, and service scheme. This extends the life cycle of packet platforms from the legacy 3 years up to 10 years and more, revolutionizing the economics of packet networks. Founded in the year 2000, Dune offices are located in Sunnyvale, California, Beijing, China, and in Yakum, Israel.

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