Mobile data traffic continues to grow, driven by users accessing video and other bandwidth-intensive services, straining base stations, mobile backhaul and other network infrastructure. Carriers are investing in 4G/LTE networks to complement and replace existing 2G and 3G networks that are unable to cope with demand.

The Axxia® Mobile Communication Processor AXM5500 accelerates performance and increases power efficiency for mobile networks. The multicore processor combines specialized networking acceleration engines such as traffic management and deep packet inspection with power-efficient ARM® Cortex™-A15 processors to enable more capable and intelligent mobile networking equipment, including multi-radio base stations, mobile backhaul equipment and gateways.

FEATURES AXM5516 AXM5512 AXM5508
CPU Cores 16x ARM Cortex-A15 12x ARM Cortex-A15 8x ARM Cortex-A15
L2 Cache 2 MB per CPU Cluster 2 MB per CPU Cluster 2 MB per CPU Cluster
L3 System Cache 8 MB Total 8 MB Total 4 MB Total
System Memory 2x 72b DDR3 at up to 1866 MT/s 2x 72b DDR3 at up to 1866 MT/s 1x 72b DDR3 at up to 1866 MT/s
Classifier Memory 2x 9b DDR3 at up to 1333 MT/s 2x 9b DDR3 at up to 1333 MT/s 2x 9b DDR3 at up to 1333 MT/s
Packet Processing Up to 50Gb/s Up to 50Gb/s Up to 35Gb/s
Security Engine 25Gb/s IPSec 25Gb/s IPSec 10Gb/s IPSec
Traffic Manager 7 levels of hierarchy 7 levels of hierarchy 7 levels of hierarchy
StreamSightTM DPI Engine 7Gb/s RegEx 7Gb/s RegEx 7Gb/s RegEx
Ethernet Switching 160Gb/s 160Gb/s 120Gb/s
Interfaces Ethernet support up to:
16x 10GbE (XFI, SFI, KR)
20x GbE (SGMII)
8x GbE via QSGMII
PCIe / sRIO:
2x PCIe® Gen2: x4/x2/x1
2x sRIO v2.2: x2/x1
USB2.0
Ethernet support up to:
16x 10GbE (XFI, SFI, KR)
20x GbE (SGMII) 
8x GbE via QSGMII
PCIe / sRIO:
2x PCIe Gen2: x4/x2/x1
2x sRIO v2.2: x2/x1
USB2.0
Ethernet support up to: 
12x 10GbE (XFI, SFI, KR)
16x GbE (SGMII) 
8x GbE via QSGMII
PCIe / sRIO:
2x PCIe Gen2: x4/x2/x1
2x sRIO v2.2: x2/x1
USB2.0
Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE1588-2008 Yes Yes Yes
Secure System Complex Optional Optional Optional
Package 1680-Ball FCBGA
42.5mm × 42.5mm
1680-Ball FCBGA
42.5mm × 42.5mm
1680-Ball FCBGA
42.5mm × 42.5mm
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