As demand continues to grow for higher speed communications and networking, service providers and companies will continue to grapple with preserving their investments in existing media while cost-effectively supporting the new speeds and services they enable. In addition, other aspects of communications and networking systems, such as switching fabric, backplane, and chip interconnections, will also be affected along with increases in demand for higher communications rates. This paper examines Scintera’s Advanced Signal Processing Platform (ASPP), which was developed to address these problems.