New Class of Controllers Deliver Optimal Cost, Power and Perfomance for Pervasive 10GbE Deployment on PC Platforms
HERZELIA, Israel — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 11, 2012 — Tehuti Networks, a fabless semiconductor company focused on enabling mass adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), today announced the next-generation of its family of 10GbE controller solutions. Tehuti’s new TN4010 single-port 10GbE controller delivers significantly reduced power, package size, and cost compared to alternative offerings. This makes it ideal for enabling 1GbE to 10GbE migration in bandwidth-intensive workstation applications and for low-end to mid-range network appliances. The TN4010 controller consumes only 1Watt and is available at sub-$10 price for pervasive adoption in network adapters and LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) designs.
The TN4010 is a perfect fit for the network performance requirements of high-end desktops supporting multimedia, financial trading, and design automation applications, and network appliances for network-attached storage (NAS), firewall, and virtual private networking (VPN) applications.
Industry analysts are in consensus that the three key requirements that will accelerate the use of 10GbE on workstations and network appliances are CPU performance, low cost and low power. CPU technology has been growing in leaps and bounds with most processors offering multiple cores which can efficiently utilize 10GbE speed and reach full wire speed while running other applications. However, the requirements for low cost and power have remained hurdles in the way of widespread migration to 10GbE.
“Tehuti's TN4010 is the only solution available today to address the low cost and low power requirement. Our Single port 10GBase-T reference design enables seamless migration of existing gigabit Ethernet (GbE) networking available on every workstation and network appliance to 10GBase-T connectivity providing an order of magnitude boost in performance at very low power and cost levels,” said Moshe Shahaf, Chairman and CEO, Tehuti Networks.
“PLX shares Tehuti’s vision of ubiquitous 10 Gigabit Ethernet network connectivity driven by next-generation 10GBase-T controller and PHY combinations which provide significant power and cost efficiencies in addition to a seamless 10-fold performance enhancement,” said Ron Cates, vice president of marketing, networking products at PLX Technology, Inc. “We are pleased to collaborate with Tehuti to enable this important industry transformation, and that Tehuti selected PLX’s TeraPHY® TN8020 10GBase-T transceivers as a complement to its TN4010 controller.”
“The missing piece in enabling pervasive support of 10GbE has been the availability of controller solutions providing dramatically lower cost, power and die size,” said Juan Tseng, Associate Vice President of Product Development Div., Unihan Corporation. “The Tehuti TN4010 allows a seamless migration path from 1GbE to 10GbE and greatly increases scalability without additional complexity and overhead while simplifying network design, all while permitting drastically lower per-port pricing.”
“Network-appliance ODMs are demanding lower power and cost 10GbE controller solutions,” said Bob Wheeler, Senior Analyst at The Linley Group. “Tehuti's new controller family provides customers with the ability to optimize network performance, cost, and power to meet the requirements of a range of solutions.”
According to Crehan Research Inc., 10GbE Adapter and LAN-on-Motherboard (LOM) shipments are expected to see a ten-fold increase over the next five years, with 10GBASE-T becoming the eventual majority of these shipments. “Although 10GbE has recently enjoyed very strong growth rates, overall market penetration has been relatively low. However, the arrival of low-cost, low-power products in conjunction with increased CPU performance and network bandwidth demands will propel much broader adoption,” said Seamus Crehan, president of Crehan Research.
The new TN4010 Controller is the 4th generation implementation of Tehuti’s proven stateless 10GbE controller and is available in a 169 pin TFBGA 11X11mm package consuming only 1Watt for simplified PC LOM integration. The TN4010 insures out-of-the-box support for software drivers for all major operating system variants.
TN4010 samples are available from Tehuti and its distributors.
About Tehuti Networks, Inc.
Tehuti Networks Ltd. is a fabless semiconductor company focused on cost effective 10Gb Ethernet Network Traffic Accelerators, which enable volume adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). Tehuti Networks' 10GbE controllers feature high performance coupled with low power, small footprint and an attractive cost. Operating in a partial offload mode (Stateless), Tehuti Networks' solutions improve performance while simplifying integration and enabling faster time to market. Visit the company at www.tehutinetworks.net.
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