LSI Corporation has introduced its first ARM technology-based communication processor family designed for enterprise and data centre networking applications as well as evolving Software Defined Networks (SDN), Axxia 4500. By combining the company’s networking accelerators and Virtual Pipeline technology with ARM’s power-efficient cores and scalable interconnect, the new Axxia processors are specifically designed to address the performance challenges facing next-generation networks.
The Axxia 4500 processor family includes LSI field-proven acceleration engines that incorporate decades of communications solutions expertise. The new processors also include up to four ARM Cortex-A15 cores with a CoreLink CCN-504 coherent, QoS aware interconnect in 28nm process technology. The addition of LSI Virtual Pipeline technology provides equipment developers with the ability to essentially reconfigure the processors for optimal performance on a packet-by-packet basis. The Axxia 4500 processors also include up to 100Gb/s of L2 switching function to reduce board space and bill of material costs.
LSI will begin sampling the Axxia 4500 in Q4 2013.