LSI Launches Cache-Coherent 16-core SMP ARM Processor

LSI launches a cache-coherent ARM processor, Marvell introduces its Prestera DX4200 series packet processors for communications, and QuantaBits launches new optical networking equipment for ISPs and telecommunications providers.

LSI launches SMP ARM processor. LSI announced it has started delivering the Axxia 5500 communication processor family to key OEM customers. Featuring 16 ARM cores, the new chip is designed to meet the performance, integration, cost and power demands of mobile and fixed networks. The new chip provides increased network performance through a unique combination of power-efficient ARM Cortex-A15 processors and CoreLink CCN-504 Cache Coherent Network interconnect. It has flexible connectivity provided through the 16 10GbE interfaces, which allows the AXM5500 product to support a variety of network configurations with a single SoC. “The delivery of Axxia 5500 means that our customers are now building Axxia processor performance and efficiency into systems that will represent over half of the mobile base station market,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Networking Solutions Group, LSI. “The versatile Axxia processor family is also being applied in many other applications, such as datacenters and enterprise networking, and we are excited to be shipping this powerful new processor.”

Marvell introduces DX4200 for service delivery solutions.  Marvell (MRVL) announced the Prestera DX4200 series of packet processors that enable highly differentiated service-delivery solutions in the access and aggregation layers for a new generation of converged fixed and mobile networks. The DX4200 family is designed to accelerate service provisioning and improve the deployment and management of these networks while maximizing service and application monetization. The 28nm System on Chip design delivers innovative integration of multi-core ARM CPUs, a carrier grade traffic manager and a flexible IPv6 packet processing pipeline enabling dynamic software defined networking and advanced service virtualization. “As demand for higher service density per watt increases, Marvell is uniquely positioned to offer platforms for the software defined storage, networking, mobile and compute clouds being designed today,” said Ramesh Sivakolundu, vice president for the Connectivity, Services and Infrastructure Business Unit (CSIBU) at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. “We believe the Prestera DX provides  the best platform for services-driven mobile backhaul and carrier Ethernet infrastructures along with application-driven secure access and aggregation layers in datacenter and campus networks.”

New Optical equipment from QuantaBits.  QuantaBits announced a family of products that include a 10Gb GEPON OLT and a 10Gb ONSU, a solution for Internet Service Providers and telecommunications providers. The new family offers an  improved split rate (64 ONUs per PON Port), ensuring a quick and efficient way to deploy networking equipment. They also use up to 70 percent less power consumption and the ability to transmit data up to 50 miles. “Our network equipment allows for higher utilization and a quicker return on investment. The availability of this technology is sure to have a disruptive impact on the communications industry” said Dan Horan, CEO of QuantaBits Inc.

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