SOURCE: Mindspeed Technologies

September 09, 2008 08:30 ET

Mindspeed® Announces Enhanced Crosspoint Switches for Broadcast Video and Data Communications Applications

New 144x144 and 72x72 Crosspoint Switches Target Demanding Video, Large Storage, Blade Server and Networking Equipment

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, today announced enhanced 144x144 and 72x72 crosspoint switches designed to provide improved temperature and jitter performance specifically targeted for broadcast video and data communications markets. The next-generation crosspoint switches integrate an improved version of Mindspeed's patented Amplif-Eye™ signal-conditioning technology, which provides enhanced signal integrity, jitter and reach performance making them ideal for multi-rate backplane-oriented systems.

The M21151 144x144 3.25 Gbps crosspoint switch is optimized for demanding broadcast video applications by providing a low jitter performance under stressful bit pattern conditions. The M21161 144x144 and M21141 72x27 crosspoint switches support data rates up to 4.25 Gbps with improved jitter and temperature-rating performance suited for large storage, blade server and networking equipment designs.

"Mindspeed has a 10-year legacy of leadership in producing cutting-edge crosspoint switching solutions used by industry leading OEMs in building a wide array of multi-gigabit switching systems," said Jeff Camillo, director of marketing for Mindspeed. "By enhancing our existing crosspoint product line, we are reinforcing our commitment to addressing the needs of the broadcast video and networking markets with solutions that enable manufacturers to solve the signal integrity and application challenges they face."

Technical Details

The M21151, M21141 and M21161 crosspoint switches feature a fully non-blocking switch core programmed through a flexible port interface. The proprietary switch design provides the necessary channel-isolation capabilities to eliminate crosstalk interference while maintaining low power consumption. The protocol-agnostic switches support any combination of video, Fibre Channel (1x, 2x, 4x and 10x), SONET, Infiniband, Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet traffic and SMPTE SDI video.

The crosspoints offer programmable output pre-emphasis to boost the high frequency content of the output signal using amplitude and duration settings and programmable input equalization to remove deterministic jitter from the signal, thereby reducing the overall system cost and increase system design margin.

The crosspoints also include Mindspeed's PowerScaler™ power-conservation technology from a single low power source, which further reduces already-low power consumption by enabling unused portions of the devices to be turned off either manually or automatically without host overhead or intervention.

Pricing and Availability

The M21141, M21151, and M21161 are now production released and available in volume. In OEM quantities of 1000, the M21151 is priced at $1100, the M21161 is priced at $1250 and M21141 is priced at $550.

About Mindspeed Technologies®

Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. designs, develops and sells semiconductor networking solutions for communications applications in enterprise, access, metropolitan and wide area networks.

The company's three key product families include high-performance analog transmission and switching solutions, multiservice access products designed to support voice and data services across wireline and wireless networks, and WAN communications solutions including T/E carrier physical-layer and link-layer devices as well as ATM/MPLS network processors.

Mindspeed's products are used in a wide variety of network infrastructure equipment, including voice and media gateways, high-speed routers, switches, access multiplexers, cross-connect systems, add-drop multiplexers and digital loop carrier equipment.

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Contact Information

  • Editorial Contact:
    Tom Stites
    Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.
    (949) 579-3650