Switch Fabric Table of Contents, 2010-2016

Table of Contents

Switch Fabric Executive Summary  ES-1

Switch fabric Market Driving Forces  ES-6

Time-Division Multiplexed (TDM) Time-

Slot-Interchanger (TSI) Switch Fabric Market Shares  ES-8

Ethernet Switch Fabric Market Shares  ES-9

Packet Fabrics Market Shares  ES-11

Switch Fabric Market Forecasts  ES-12

 

1. Switch Fabric Market Description and Market Dynamics  1-1

1.1   Multi-Service Provisioning Platform   1-1

1.1.1    Switching Fabric As A Network Topology  1-2

1.1.2    Switch Fabrics for Consumer Electronics  1-2

1.1.3    Wi-Fi In Mobile Devices  1-3

1.1.4    Multimedia Center 1-4

1.1.5    Coexistence and Interference  1-5

1.2   Component Size and Cost 1-6

1.3   Switch Fabric Industry Environment 1-6

1.3.1    Communications Integrated Circuit

Evolution Brought By The Internet 1-10

1.3.2    Broadband Transmission Of Digital Information  1-10

1.4   Converged Networks  1-11

2. Switch Fabric: Market Shares and Market Forecasts  2-1

2.1   Switch Fabric Market Driving Forces  2-1

2.2   Time-Division Multiplexed (TDM) Time-Slot-I

Interchanger (TSI) Switch Fabric Market Shares  2-4

2.3   Ethernet Switch Fabric Market Shares  2-6

2.4   Packet Fabrics Market Shares  2-8

2.5   Packet Fabric ASIC Proprietary Market Shares  2-10

2.6   Selected Market Participant Profiles  2-11

2.6.1    PMC - Sierra  2-11

2.6.2    Broadcom   2-11

2.6.3    AMCC   2-12

2.6.4    Broadcom Switching  2-12

2.6.5    Dune Networks Leads Merchant Switch Fabric Market 2-12

2.6.6    Dune Networks  2-13

2.6.7    Vitesse  2-14

2.6.8    GigaStream Chip Set from Vitesse Semiconductor 2-15

2.6.9    Vitesse TeraStream Chip Set 2-15

2.6.10  Marvell Prestera-FX9210 12-Port Crossbar

Switch Fabric  2-16

2.6.11  Erlang Network Element Technology (ENET) Xe™

Switch Fabric System   2-16

2.7   Switch Fabric Market Forecasts  2-17

2.8   Data Center  2-19

2.9   Carrier and Service Provider  2-20

2.10     Enterprise  2-20

2.11     Home and Small Business  2-21

2.12     Enterprise Cloud Computing  2-21

2.13     Cloud Data Centers  2-26

2.13.1  Cloud Computing Buzz  2-29

2.14     Instrumented Digital Devices  2-31

2.15     Scalable Symmetric Multiprocessors  2-32

2.15.1  Cloud Computing Database Management Systems  2-33

2.15.2  Building a Robust Data Sensor Network Integration Layer 2-38

2.16     Switch Fabric Regional Market Segments  2-38

2.16.1  Switch Fabric Regional Market Participation  2-39

 

 

3. Switch Fabric Product Description   3-1

3.1       Vitesse  3-1

3.1.1    Vitesse GigaStream® Chip Set Is A High

Performance Synchronous Switch Fabric  3-1

3.1.2    Vitesse 80 Gbps Intelligent Swithc Fabric Queuing Engine  3-4

3.1.3    GigaStream Chip Set from Vitesse Semiconductor 3-13

3.1.4    Vitesse TeraStream chip set 3-14

3.2       PMC Sierra PM5376 TSE™ Nx160 Transmission

Switch Element 3-15

3.3       Applied Micro  3-16

3.3.1    AppliedMicro PRS 5G/C48X Switch Fabric Device  3-19

3.3.2    AMCC PRS Switch Fabric Family Designed into

Nortel MPE Platform   3-30

3.4       Broadcom   3-31

3.4.1    Broadcom 24-Port 10-GbE and 4-Port Multilayer

Gigabit Ethernet Switch  3-33

3.4.2    Broadcom Switch Fabric BCM56720  3-34

3.4.3    Broadcom Switch Fabric BCM56720  3-38

3.4.4    Broadcom BCM56820 - 24-Port 10-GbE and 4-Port

Multilayer Gigabit Ethernet

Switch 24-Port 10-GbE and 4-Port Multilayer Gigabit

Ethernet Switch  3-42

3.4.5    Broadcom Ethernet Switch Fabrics  3-48

3.4.6    Broadcom BCM88130 High Performance Switch Fabric  3-51

3.4.7    Broadcom 4-Port 10-GbE/HiGig+™ Multilayer Switch  3-61

3.4.8    BroadcomBCM56511 integrates sophisticated advanced

L3 switching  3-67

3.4.9    BroadcomContentAware Classification  3-68

3.4.10  BroadcomBCM56511 Built-In Security Functions  3-68

3.4.11  Broadcom BCM56511 Integrates Sophisticated

Metering, Statistics, And Traffic Management 3-68

3.4.12  Broadcom / Dune Networks  3-69

3.4.13  Broadcom / Dune  3-70

3.5       Broadcom   3-71

3.5.1    Broadcom Metropolitan and Wide Area Networking  3-76

3.6       Marvell 3-78

3.7       Marvell Prestera-DX Processor Key Features  3-80

3.7.1    Marvell Prestera-EX Multi-Layer Enterprise

Switching Packet Processors  3-82

3.7.2    Marvell Fabric Processors  12-Port Crossbar Switch Fabrics  3-83

3.7.3    Marvell Prestera-FX9210 12-Port Crossbar Switch Fabric  3-84

3.8       Fujitsu Micro  3-84

3.8.1    CX4 versus Other Technologies  3-91

3.9       Fulcrum Microsystems FocalPoint Ethernet

Switch and Router Chip Family  3-96

3.10     Integrated Device Technologies  3-99

3.10.1  Integrated Device Technologies Traffic Manager Family  3-101

3.11     Atera  3-102

3.11.1  Atera Switch Fabric Positioning  3-102

3.11.2  Altera Stratix GX Switch Fabric System   3-103

3.11.3  Altera Centralized Switch Fabrics  3-104

3.12     Erlang Switch Fabric  3-110

3.13     Erlang Switch Fabric Components  3-111

3.13.1  Erlang Performance and Attack Type Detections –  3-115

3.13.2  Erlang Blocking  3-117

3.13.3  Erlang Network Element Technology (ENET)

SeI-CSIXTM Switch Fabric  3-122

3.13.4  Erlang Network Element Technology (ENET)

 Xe™ Switch Fabric System   3-124

3.14     Switch Fabric Software  3-129

3.15     AMCC   3-129

3.16     General Description  3-130

 

 

 

 

 

4. Switch Fabric Strategy, Technology, And

Industry Specific Applications  4-1

4.1       Broadcom Nano Level CMOS Integrated Circuits  4-1

4.2       Upgrading the HD Video Experience with a

MoCA-Based Home Network  4-1

4.2.1    Evolution Of Home Networks  4-2

4.3       Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) 4-3

4.4       Ethernet Cost Attractiveness  4-6

 

 

5. Switch Fabric Company Profiles  5-1

5.1       Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) and Juniper Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) 5-1

5.2       AppliedMicro  5-1

5.2.1    AppliedMicro Energy Efficient Processors  5-2

5.2.2    AppliedMicro Power Architecture SoCs  5-3

5.2.3    Applied Micro Second Quarter Fiscal 2010 Revenue  5-4

5.3       Broadcom   5-4

5.3.1    Broadcom Semiconductor Technology Innovation  5-4

5.3.2    Broadcom Intellectual Property (IP) 5-6

5.3.3    Broadcom Revenue  5-6

5.3.4    Broadcom Broadband Modems and Residential Gateways  5-16

5.3.5    Broadcom Customers  5-17

5.3.6    Broadcom Digital Cable, Direct Broadcast Satellite

and IP Set-Top Boxes  5-22

5.3.7    Broadcom Silicon Platform For High-End Interactive

Set-Top Boxes, Supporting The Simultaneous

Viewing Of Television Programming With Internet Content 5-23

5.3.8    Broadcom DBS Broadcast Solutions  5-23

5.3.9    Broadcom Broadband Satellite Market 5-23

5.3.10  Broadcom IP Set-Top Box Solutions  5-24

5.3.11  Broadcom Digital Television  5-24

5.3.12  Broadcom DTV Business Of Advanced Micro Devices  5-24

5.3.13  Broadcom High Definition Blu-ray Disc Players  5-24

5.3.14  Broadcom Local Area Networking  5-25

5.3.15  Broadcom Broadband Processors  5-26

5.3.16  Broadcom / Dune Networks  5-26

5.3.17  Dune Switch Fabric Chipsets  5-26

5.4       Erlang Technology  5-27

5.5       Integrated Device Technologies  5-28

5.5.1    Fujitsu Revenue  5-33

5.6       Fulcrum Microsystems  5-33

5.6.1    Fulcrum Microsystems Nexus® Crossbar 5-34

5.6.2    Fulcrum Microsystems RapidArray™ Packet Memory  5-35

5.6.3    Integrated Device Technology, Inc. Revenues  5-36

5.6.4    Integrated Device Technology, Communications Segment 5-38

5.6.5    Integrated Device Technology, Computing and Consumer Segment 5-38

5.6.6    Integrated Device Technology Regional Revenues  5-38

5.6.7    Integrated Device Technology Communications Segment 5-40

5.6.8    Integrated Device Technology Telecommunications Products: 5-42

5.6.9    Integrated Device Technology Computing and Consumer Segment 5-43

5.7   Mindspeed  5-52

5.7.1    MindSpeed Technologies Semiconductor

Networking Solutions  5-54

5.7.2    Mindspeed Signal Conditioning Products  5-56

5.7.3    Mindspeed Technologies Pricing and Availability  5-58

5.7.4    Mindspeed(R) Fiscal 2008 Fourth Quarter Revenue  5-58

5.7.5    Mindspeed Strategy  5-61

5.7.6    Mindspeed Customers  5-64

5.7.7    Mindspeed Capitalizes on the Breadth of

Integrated Product Portfolio  5-64

5.8   Netlogic Microsystem / Aeluros Inc. 5-66

5.8.1    Netlogic Microsystem / Aeluros  5-67

5.8.2    Netlogic Microsystem / Aeluros Operating

Segments and Geographic Information  5-68

5.8.3    NetLogic Microsystems Announces

Third Quarter 2009 Revenue  5-70

5.8.4    Netlogic Microsystem / Aeluros Recent Highlights  5-71

5.9   PMC-Sierra  5-72

5.10     Sierra Wireless  5-73

5.10.1  Sierra Wireless Third Quarter 2009 Results  5-73

5.10.2  Sirrra  Revenue  5-74

5.11     STMicroelectronics  5-74

5.11.1  STMicroelectronics Product Technologies  5-76

5.12     Vitesse  5-86

5.12.1  Vitesse End-user customers  5-86

5.12.2  Vitesse Markets  5-87

5.12.3  Vitesse Ethernet Transceivers, Switches, and MACs  5-89

5.12.4  Vitesse Revenues  5-91

5.13     Zarlink Semiconductor  5-92

5.13.1  Zarlink Communication Products  5-92

5.13.2  Zarlink Medical Products  5-92

5.13.3  Zarlink Research and Development 5-93

5.13.4  Zarlink Leading Products  5-93

5.13.5  Zarlink New Product Thrusts  5-93

5.13.6  Zarlink FY2009 Revenue  5-94

 

 

List of Tables and Figures

 

Table ES-1  ES-3

Switch Fabric Market Driving Forces 

Figure ES-2  ES-5

Time-Division Multiplexed (TDM) Time-Slot-

Interchanger (TSI) Switch Fabric IC Shipments

Market Shares, Worldwide, Dollars, First Three Quarters 2009 

Figure ES-3  ES-7

Ethernet Switch Fabric IC Shipments Market Shares,

Worldwide, Dollars, First Three Quarters 2009 

Table ES-4  ES-9

Packet Switch Fabric IC Shipments 

Market Shares, Worldwide, Dollars, First Three Quarters 2009 

Figure ES-5  ES-11

Switch Fabric Market Forecasts, Worldwide, Dollars,

2009-2015 

 

Table 1-1  1-7

Data-Intensive Computing And Communications

Applications and Platforms 

Table 1-2  1-9

Data-Intensive Computing And Communications Devices 

 

 

Table 2-1  2-3

Switch Fabric Market Driving Forces 

Figure 2-2  2-5

Time-Division Multiplexed (TDM) Time-Slot-I

nterchanger (TSI) Switch Fabric IC Shipments

Market Shares, Worldwide, Dollars, First Three Quarters 2009 

Table 2-3  2-6

Time-Division Multiplexed (TDM) Time-Slot-Interchanger

(TSI) Switch Fabric IC Shipments Market Shares,

Worldwide, Dollars, First Three Quarters 2009 

Figure 2-4  2-7

Ethernet Switch Fabric IC Shipments Market Shares,

Worldwide, Dollars, First Three Quarters 2009 

Table 2-5  2-8

Ethernet Switch Fabric IC Shipments 

Market Shares, Worldwide, Dollars, First Three

Quarters 2009 

Table 2-6  2-9

Packet Switch Fabric IC Shipments 

Market Shares, Worldwide, Dollars, First Three

Quarters 2009 

Table 2-7  2-10

Packet Switch Fabric IC Shipments

Market Shares, Worldwide, Dollars, First Three Quarters 2009 

Figure 2-8  2-18

Switch Fabric Market Forecasts, Worldwide, Dollars,

2009-2015

Table 2-9  2-19

Switch Fabric Market Forecasts, Worldwide, Dollars,

2009-2015 

Table 2-10  2-23

Competitive Factors In Cloud Computing Markets 

Table 2-11  2-24

Competitive Forces In Cloud Computing Markets 

Table 2-12  2-28

Cloud Computing Forces Driving Adoption 

Table  2-13  2-36

Types of Internet Connected Devices Likely to be

Using Mid IR Sensors That Need SOA Software To

Achieve Connectivity 

Table  2-13  (Continued) 2-37

Using Mid IR Sensors That Need SOA Software To

Achieve Connectivity 

 

 

Figure 3-1  3-2

Vitesse GigaStream® Chip Set Is A High

Performance Synchronous Switch Fabric 

Table 3-2  3-3

Vitesse GigaStream® Chip Set Is A High

Performance Synchronous Switch Fabric Functions 

Table 3-3  3-4

Vitesse GigaStream® Chip Set Is A High

Performance Synchronous Switch Fabric Applications 

Vitesse  6

Figure 3-6  3-7

Vitesse Port and Fabric Processing Blocks 

Figure 3-7  3-11

Vitesse Switch Fabric 

Figure 3-8  3-13

Vitesse Switch Fabric Multistage Path Alternatives 

Figure 3-9  3-18

AppliedMicro Switch Fabrics 

Figure 3-10  3-19

AppliedMicro Switch Fabrics 

Table 3-11  3-20

AppliedMicro PRS 5G/C48X Switch Fabric Device Features 

Table 3-12  3-22

AppliedMicro Switch Fabric Applications 

Table 3-13  3-23

AppliedMicro PRS 20G/C192X Switch Fabric Device Features 

Table 3-14  3-24

AppliedMicro PRS 20G/C192X Switch Fabric Device Applications 

Table 3-15  3-25

AppliedMicro PRS 80G Switch Device 

AppliedMicro PRS 5G/C48X Switch Fabric Device Applications  3-27

AppliedMicro PRS Q-80G Features 

Table 3-18  3-29

AppliedMicro PRS Q-80G Switch Device Configuration 

AppliedMicro PRS Q-80G Switch Device Applications 

Figure 3-20  3-33

Broadcom Switch Fabric Architecture for ACTA,

Access, and Embedded Applications 

Broadcom Switch Fabric BCM56720 Features  3-34

Broadcom Switch Fabric BCM56720 Features 

Table 3-23  3-36

Broadcom Switch Fabric BCM56720 Benefits 

Table 3-24  3-37

Broadcom Switch Fabric BCM56720 Benefits 

Figure 3-25  3-39

Broadcom Multiport, Multi Layer Ethernet Switching 

Table 3-26  3-42

Broadcom Multiport Multilayer Ethernet Switching Functions 

Table 3-27  3-43

Multiport Multilayer Ethernet Switching

ContentAware™ Engine Functions 

Table 3-28  3-44

Broadcom Switch Fabric BCM56720 Tunnel Support

Table 3-29  3-45

Broadcom Switch Fabric BCM56720 Service Aware Flow Control

Figure 3-30  3-47

Broadcom Multiport Multilayer Ethernet Switching Fabric 

Table 3-31  3-48

Broadcom Ethernet Switch Fabrics 

Table 3-32  3-49

Broadcom Switch Fabrics 

Table 3-33  3-51

Broadcom BCM88130 System High-Performance Packet Switch

Fabric Functions 

Table 3-34  3-53

Broadcom Switch Fabric Engines provide line-card future-proofing 

Table 3-35  3-54

Streaming Multicast/Broadcast Services for IPTV

Efficient Multicast Capabilities 

Table 3-36  3-55

Broadcom SBX fabric Applicable To The Next-Generation Carrier 

Table 3-37  3-58

Broadcom BCM88130 Systems Operating Characteristics 

Figure 3-38  3-59

Broadcom BCM 130 System Fabric Diagram  

Figure 3-39  3-59

Broadcom BCM 130 System Line Cards and Fabric Cards 

Table 3-40  3-62

Broadcom Four-Port 10-GbE/HiGig+ Multilayer

Switch Features 

Table 3-41  3-64

Broadcom Four-Port 10-GbE/HiGig+ Multilayer

Switch Functions 

Table 3-42  3-65

Broadcom Switch Fabric Enterprise Features 

Table 3-43  3-66

Broadcom Switch Fabric Enterprise Applications 

Table 3-45  3-80

Marvell Prestera-DX Processor Key Features 

Table 3-46  3-82

Marvell Prestera-EX Multi-Layer Enterprise

Switching Packet Key Features 

Figure 3-47  3-99

Integrated Device Technologies Switch Fabric 

Figure 3-49  3-105

Altera Switch Fabric 

Table 3-50  3-106

Altera 16-Port, 256-GBPS HIGIG™/HIGIG2™

Switch Fabric Architecture 

Table 3-51  3-107

Altera 16-Port, 256-GBPS HIGIG™/HIGIG2™

Switch Fabric Features 

Table 3-52  3-108

Altera 16-Port, 256-GBPS HIGIG™/HIGIG2™

Switch Fabric Functions 

Table 3-54  3-115

Erlang Switch Fabric Performance – 

Table 3-55  3-116

Erlang Covered Attack Types for Detections – 

Erlang Blocking 

Figure 3-57  3-118

Erlang Technology PS2K Architecture 

Table 3-58  3-120

Erlang Network Element Technology (ENET)

 SeI-CSIX™ Switch Fabric Advantages 

Table 3-59  3-121

Erlang Network Element Technology (ENET)

SeI-CSIX™ Features Switch Fabric 

Figure 3-60  3-123

Erlang Network Element Technology (ENET)

Switch Fabric Traffic Configuration 

Table 3-61  3-125

Erlang Network Element Technology (ENET) Xe™

Switch Fabric ENET Xe™

Chipset Key Benefits 

Table 3-62  3-127

Erlang Network Element Technology (ENET) ENET Xe™

Chipset Features 

 

 

 

 

Figure 5-1  2

Applied MicroCircuits Product Selector Guide  2

Figure 5-2  7

Broadcom Vertical Integration  7

Figure 5-3  19

Broadcom Global Presence  19

Figure 5-4  20

Broadcom Target Markets  20

Figure 5-5  21

Broadcom Diversified Revenue Distribution  21

Figure 5-6  24

Figure 5-7  25

Figure 5-8  25

Broadcom Mobile Platforms Overview

Figure 5-9  26

 

Figure 5-10  28

Wireless Connectivity Overview

Figure 5-11  77

Zarlink Growth Strategy