The Axxia Communication Processor
Meeting the demands of next-generation mobile and enterprise networks
Today’s mobile and enterprise networks are under extreme pressure. The ever-increasing popularity of smartphones, netbooks, and always-connected laptops is driving demand for advanced processing capabilities to adequately address future communication requirements. At the same time, demand for new, converged services from consumers and business professionals is creating the impetus for network improvements and changes.
To confront these challenges, technology professionals like yourself are deploying the Axxia Communication Processor. With its asymmetric multicore architecture, the Axxia Communication Processor enables networking equipment OEMs to design next-generation communications networks that have the power, intelligence, and built-in security to handle emerging trends. It delivers fully deterministic performance with up to 20 Gb/s of data throughput, regardless of packet size, system loading, or protocol.
At the heart of each Axxia Communication Processor
is a high-performance multicore PowerPC® processor complex made by IBM® capable of running at up to 2GHz and an array of function specific hardware accelerators. These acceleration engines deliver fast path processing without unnecessarily taxing the PowerPC complex and are derived from silicon-proven IP blocks used extensively throughout the broad networking portfolio from LSI, including deep packet inspection, security, packet processing, and traffic management capabilities.
The Axxia architecture uses Virtual Pipeline technology, a message-passing technique for intra-processor communication between the acceleration engines, CPU complex and SoC subsystem components.
The Axxia family, the sixth-generation of advanced communication processors from LSI, is available in a range of pin-compatible configurations for a variety of networking applications including 3G/4G mobile access systems such as NodeB and eNodeB, mobile broadband Radio Network Controller (RNC) applications, and enterprise gateways. The Axxia family includes a comprehensive software development environment, evaluation boards and an ecosystem of software and hardware solutions from leading industry suppliers.
To learn about the Axxia Software Environment (ASE) and Axxia Development Kit (ADK), read the complete product brief