Datacenter and enterprise network traffic continues to grow at a rapid pace, driven by cloud storage, video and other services demanding greater bandwidth. Service providers are investing in new datacenters, with power efficient server systems and software-defined networking (SDN). The Axxia® Enterprise Communication Processor AXE3500 combines high performance PowerPC® cores, hardware acceleration for security and traffic management and flexible interfaces. This results in network acceleration and an optimized solution for software-defined networking switches and routers in datacenter and enterprise networks. The AXE3500 is fully software compatible with previous generations of Axxia products, providing a straightforward and expedited upgrade path for system designers to extend the performance and feature set of current Axxia-based solutions.

FEATURES AXE3506-7 AXE3504-7 AXE3502-7 AXE3502-4
CPU Complex 6PPC @ up to 1.26GHz 4PPC @ up to 1.26GHz 2PPC @ up to 1.26GHz 2PPC @ up to 1.1GHz
L2 Cache 512KB/core 512KB/core 512KB/core 512KB/core
L3/System Cache 4MB 4MB 4MB 2MB
System Memory (DDR3) 1x 72b@ up to 1866MT/s 1x 72b @ up to 1600MT/s 1x 72b@ up to 1600MT/s 1x 72b @ up to 1600MT/s
Classifier Memory (DDR3) 1x 9b @ up to 1333MT/s 1x 9b @ up to 1333MT/s 1x 9b @ up to 1333MT/s 1x 9b @ up to 1333MT/s
Data Throughput IMIX (number of PPEs) 20Gbp/s (4 PPEs) 20Gbp/s (4 PPEs) 20Gbp/s (4 PPEs) 10 Gbps (2PPEs)
Security SSP (Gbps) Optional Optional Optional Optional
Traffic Manager 6 levels of hierarchy
1M Queues
6 levels of hierarchy
1M Queues
6 levels of hierarchy
1M Queues
6 levels of hierarchy
Content Inspection Engine (Gbps) 3Gb/s 3Gb/s 3Gb/s 3Gb/s
SerDes Interfaces 2x XFI
8x SGMII
3x PCIe
SRIO
2x XFI
8x SGMII
3x PCIe
2x XFI
8x SGMII
3x PCIe
8x SGMII
3x PCIe
Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE 1588-2008 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Package (# of pins and size) 1295-Ball FCBGA
37.5mm x 37.5mm
1295-Ball FCBGA
37.5mm x 37.5mm
1295-Ball FCBGA
37.5mm x 37.5mm
1295-Ball FCBGA
37.5mm x 37.5mm
Example Application High-end Routing and switching line cards, supervisor card High-end Routing and switching line cards, supervisor card Mid-range Routing and switching line cards, dataplane offload Entry level Routing and switching line cards
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