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-A AXM5512-B
CPU Complex 16x ARM Cortex-A15 12x ARM Cortex-A15
L2 Cache 2 MB per CPU Cluster 2 MB per CPU Cluster
L3 System Cache 8 MB 8 MB
System Memory (DDR3) 2x 72b 2x 72b
Classifier Memory (DDR3) 2x 9b 2x 9b
Data Throughput (IMIX) Up to 50Gb/s (8 PPEs) Up to 40Gb/s (8 PPEs)
Security Protocol Processor 7 levels of hierarchy 1M queues 7 levels of hierarchy 1M queues
Traffic Manager 25Gb/s 25Gb/s
Content Inspection Engine 7Gb/s 7Gb/s
Compression/Decompression Engine 7Gb/s 7Gb/s
Ethernet Switching 160Gb/s 160Gb/s
SerDes Interfaces Ethernet support up to:
16x 10GbE (XFI, SFI, KR)
20x GbE (SGMII)
2x QSGMII


PCIe / sRIO:
2x PCIe® Gen2: x4/x2/x1
2x sRIO v2.2: x2/x1
Ethernet support up to:
16x 10GbE (XFI, SFI, KR)
20x GbE (SGMII)
2x QSGMII

PCIe / sRIO:
2x PCIe Gen2: x4/x2/x1
2x sRIO v2.2: x2/x1
Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE 1588-2008 Yes Yes
Secure System Complex Optional Optional
Package 1680-Ball FCBGA
42.5mm × 42.5mm
1680-Ball FCBGA
42.5mm × 42.5mm
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