Intel introduces new network processors
Intel, the largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world, today introduced two new network processors, expanding the product line for the Intel Internet Exchange Architecture (IXA). The new IXP220 and IXP225 network processors are used in devices that manage voice and data on the basis of DSL connections.
The Intel IXP220 DSL network processor is designed exclusively for pure data transfer, but has the same software features and the same features as the Intel® IXP225 processor. The processors are offered on reference platforms that are intended to help developers accelerate design processes. Larger numbers of these processors and the reference platforms will be available in the first half of 2001, according to Intel. The price for the reference platform is $ 7,500. The processors should cost between 25-40 US dollars for 10,000 pieces.