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Intel develops standard telecom boards

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Intel has unveiled new NetStructure carrier-grade telecommunications boards for standards-based modular communications platforms based on embedded Intel processors.

The NetStructure ZT series includes three CompactPCI-compliant boards optimised for IP-based modular network and communications applications such as web and mail servers, VPN switches, media gateways , 2.5G and 3G wireless base stations.

The ZT5515 compute processor board features the P4 mobile processor and dual Gigabit Ethernet channels, while the ZT8102 switch is based on the Intel Media Switch IXE5416 single chip layer2, 3, 4 device, and is also the first CompactPCI switch to offer layer 3 routing and 16GbE ports, Intel said.

The ZT7102 chassis management module reduces mean-time-to-repair with automated fault detection and corrective actions, enabling providers to offer applications with very high levels of reliability.

Intel has also developed new high-density CompactPCI media processing and network interface boards.

These include the four-device IPT series featuring IXS1000 media signal processor and IXP1200 network processor, and Intel’s GbE MAC’s and PHY’s providing Gigabit Ethernet connections.

The IPT boards are also some of the densest boards on the market with up to 672 ports, Intel said.

The NetStructure DMN160TEC network interface board supports either T-1 or E-1 digital network interfaces, allowing developers to program one board for multi-region deployments or program a single board with a mix of both E-1 and T-1 interfaces, reducing cost and freeing up valuable chassis space, Intel added.

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