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Part 3. A Network Processor: EZchip - Pg. 409

PART A Network Processor: EZchip 3 This part of the book provides an in-depth description of a specific network processor, EZchip's NP, which dominates the metro networks markets. This NP's architecture is also used for another version of NP that is targeted for access network applications. The requirements for metro networks are very challenging as a result of the flexibility requirements of the applications, the instability of protocols and methods used in the metro environment, and the performance issues of ultra-high-speed and low-latency requirements. These requirements are all the more challenging because of the wide range of network devices in