The Intel. IXCDP1100 development platform provides the hardware, software and tools needed to take advantage of the high performance and flexible interfaces of the Intel IXC1100 control plane processor. Two serial ports, two Ethernet ports and four PCI slots provide flexible expansion and connectivity to other hardware devices for testing. This development platform provides a comprehensive hardware and software development environment for rapid initial chip evaluation, chip performance evaluation, product development, prototyping and system-level performance testing. By extending the benefits of Intel. XScale™ technology, including its rich set of development tools, the development platform helps meet the complex control plane processing needs of communications infrastructure devices at lower cost.