LSI announces the availability of world’s first cache-coherent, 16-core SMP ARM processor

Infotech Lead India: LSI Corporation is now offering Axxia 5500 communication processor family to key OEM customers.

The Axxia 5500 is touted as world’s first cache-coherent 16-core SMP ARM processor designed to meet the performance, integration, cost and power demands of mobile and fixed networks.

The processors are increasingly used by customers to build efficiency into mobile base station systems. They are also being applied in many other applications such as datacenters and enterprise networking.

The Axxia 5500 family of communication processors delivers high levels of performance efficiency to datacenter operators, enterprise network managers and network service providers. They feature high-capacity Ethernet switching to drive significant reductions in power, board space and bill of material cost.


“With AXM5500 in hand, our customers are developing next-generation networking systems with the performance, intelligence and scalability to keep pace with the unprecedented growth in network traffic,” said Gene Scuteri, vice president of engineering, Networking Solutions Group, LSI.

The Axxia 5500 multicore family is capable of giving increased network performance through a unique combination of power-efficient ARM Cortex-A15 processors and CoreLink CCN-504 Cache Coherent Network interconnect, the company said.

The connectivity provided through the 16 10GbE interfaces allows the AXM5500 product to support a variety of network configurations with a single SoC. It also features comprehensive tool suite and production-quality protocol processing software modules for wireless infrastructure applications.

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