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Utah Scientific employs new Mindspeed Technologies crosspoint switch
Utah Scientific announced Oct. 26 that it has deployed new high-performance switching from Mindspeed Technologies in its top-of-the-line UTAH-400 288R video router. The router relies on the Mindspeed M21170 crosspoint switch at its core.
The Mindspeed M21170 is a single part that replaces the four interconnected 144x144 crosspoint chips that were previously required to create a 288x288 matrix. Use of the M21170 enables Utah Scientific to simplify router design, resulting in a system that uses less power, generates less heat and operates more reliably.
Able to expand seamlessly from 8x8 to 1152x1152 and beyond, the UTAH-400 series of routers was designed to address the growing requirement for large switching systems.