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Next generation 200-Gigabit network processor now in production EZchip Semiconductor Ltd has advanced its latest network processor, the 200-Gigabit NP-5, to full production. Following extensive testing and qualification, the NP-5 is now being delivered in quantity to customers for deployment in Tier-1 carrier and data-center networks. The NP-5 has secured design wins among leading carrier router vendors as well as other network equipment vendors and provides a natural scale-up path for customers that use the company’s leading NP-4 100-Gigabit processor. The NP-5 sells at roughly a 50% higher ASP (average selling price) and enables vendors to double and triple the port density of their line cards. With the NP-5, customers can now deliver higher port-density line cards with multiple 40-Gigabit and 100-Gigabit ports, while continuing their offering of NP-4 based line cards for 10-Gigabit ports. “The largest of EZchip’s router vendor customers are now providing NP-5 based line cards to their customers, and the NP-5’s exceptional performance and integration has enabled our Tier-1 customers to secure new large data-center customers which we believe should result in a significant increase in NP-5 business,” said Eli Fruchter, CEO of EZchip Semiconductor. “Furthermore with the recent completion of the Tilera acquisition, we are well underway in developing a radical new class of multi-core processors that will bring significant new opportunities with the advent of NFV and SDN and in evolving carrier, cloud and data-center networks.” The NP-5 drives line cards and appliances that feature multiple 100 and 40-Gigabit ports as well as numerous 10-Gigabit ports. Through its versatility and rich feature set, the NP-5 serves a wide variety of carrier and data center applications. EZchip Semiconductor Ltd www.ezchip.com VCO delivers best-in-class phase noise performance The model V480MEM2-LF RoHS compliant voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) from Z-Communications operates at 445 to 480 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 0.5 to 2.5 Vdc. This high performance VCO features a spectrally clean signal of -113 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 25 MHz/V. The V480MEM2-LF is designed to deliver 0 dBm of output power into a 50Ω load while operating off a 3.3 Vdc supply and drawing typically 12 mA of current. It operates over the industrial temperature range of -40 to 85ºC and features typical second harmonic suppression of -12 dBc. The low noise V480MEM2-LF comes in Z-Comm’s standard, low profile MINI-16M-L package measuring 1.27x1.27x0.33cm. It is available in tape and reel packaging for production requirements making it ideal for automated surface mount assembly and reflow. The VCO is ideal for UHF radios and portable satellite modem applications that require low phase noise performance. Z-Communications www.zcomm.com Flexible flying probe PCB tester High throughput or flexibility - this was hitherto the alternative; electronics manufacturers hat to choose which property was more important to them. With the A8a test system, they can have both, claims atg Luther & Maelzer. Designed for electrical tests of HDI products for smartphones, tablets and PC motherboards in the first place, the A8a offers cost advantages over fixture testers for small and medium batches. According to atg, the A8a ensures productivity and efficient operation at high test quality and accuracy. Equipped with eight test heads and four cameras for optical alignment, the A8a can be used to test pad sizes down to 35 micron. Testing HDI products for smart phones, tablet and PC motherboards up to a test area of 18.0” x 12.0” on the A8a, it also eliminates limitations of test point density or fine-pitch contacts. The system features embedded component test or a 4-wire Kelvin measurement with an accuracy of +/- 0,025 mΩ. It comes with a separate good and bad board stacker. The bad boards can be optionally labeled by a 2D-Code which indicates the reference between the boards and the corresponding fault file, effectively eliminating manual handling failures. atg Luther & Maelzer GmbH www.atg-lm.com PCB Prototypes & Small Series PCB Manufacturing from 8 hours FREE SMT stencil with EVERY Prototype order! sales@pcb-pool.com www.pcb-pool.com PCB-POOL® is a registered trademark of Beta LAYOUT GmbH www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe January 2015 47


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