Driven by cloud storage, video and other bandwidth-intensive services, datacenter and enterprise network traffic is exploding. Service providers are investing in new datacenters with power-efficient server systems and software-defined networking (SDN).

Software-defined networking results in more efficient, flexible datacenters, a win-win for service providers, their customers and the environment. The Axxia® Enterprise Communication Processor AXE4500 with ARM® Cortex™-A15 cores delivers on both performance and power efficiency. The processor includes hardware acceleration engines for deep packet inspection, security and other networking functions. The result is a significant increase in performance per watt for SDN switches and routers over solutions using general-purpose processors in enterprise and datacenter networks.

FEATURES AXE4504-5 AXE4504-2 AXE4502-5 AXE4502-2
CPU Complex 4x ARM® Cortex™-A15 4x ARM® Cortex™-A15 2x ARM® Cortex™-A15 2x ARM® Cortex™-A15
L2 Cache 2MB 2MB 1MB 1MB
L3 System Cache 8MB 4MB 8MB 4MB
System Memory (DDR3) 2x72 2x72 2x72 1x72
Classifier Memory (DDR3) 2x9 1x9 2x9 1x9
Data Throughput (IMIX) - - - -
Security Protocol Processor 20Gb/s 10Gb/s 20Gb/s 10Gb/s
Traffic Manager 7 levels of hierarchy 7 levels of hierarchy 7 levels of hierarchy 7 levels of hierarchy
Content Inspection Engine 7Gb/s 5Gb/s 7Gb/s 5Gb/s
Compression/Decompression Engine No No No No
Ethernet Switching 100Gb/s 60Gb/s 100Gb/s 60Gb/s
SerDes Interfaces 10x 10GbE (XFI, SFI, KR)
20x GbE (SGMII)
2x PCIe® Gen2: x4/2/1
6x 10GbE (XFI, SFI, KR)
12x GbE (SGMII)
2x PCIe Gen2: x4/2/1
12x 10GbE (XFI, SFI, KR)
20x GbE (SGMII)
2x PCIe Gen2: x4/2/1
6x 10GbE (XFI, SFI, KR)
12x GbE (SGMII)
2x PCIe Gen2: x4/2/1
Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE 1588-2008 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Secure System Complex Optional Optional Optional Optional
Package 1680-pin FCBGA 42.5mm × 42.5mm 1680-pin FCBGA 42.5mm × 42.5mm 1680-pin FCBGA 42.5mm × 42.5mm 1680-pin FCBGA 42.5mm × 42.5mm
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