This book shows software and system engineers how to use the Intel IXP4XX network processors in real-world communications applications. From viewpoints familiar to system designers and software developers, the authors explain best-known methods for developing typical embedded applications, such as SME routers and gateways, high-end wireless APs, and embedded or industrial control applications. Drawing on their eight combined years of experience helping third-party developers get their designs into production, these Intel experts bring you all the required components for implementing an IXP4XX network processor-based product in one place.
“When you read this book, it is very clear that it is written by engineers who have spent many hours getting real IXP4XX applications working. Their experience pays off, as the authors deliver valuable hints and tips, particularly in the performance-tuning section of the book.”
—Mike Hogg, Software Engineer
“This is one of the best books I have read on this subject. It’s very clear, easy to understand, and completely suitable for engineers and managers. It contains a good overview of the IXP4xx series of NPUs and explains how to best use them in a variety of applications. Readers will also find that the text is well structured. Designers and architects can immediately apply the content and increase their effectiveness.”
—Barry Buxton, Technical Sales Manager EMEA, RadiSys Corporation
“This book is a must-read for anyone doing a design using the IXP425 processor. It’s as practical as it is insightful. I recommend it.”
—Steve Yates, President and CTO, ADI Engineering