Advertisement
News
Advertisement

NetLogic debuts NL111024 processor

Tue, 02/02/2010 - 7:15am
Brian Santo

NetLogic Microsystems has introduced a new knowledge-based processor designed specifically for communications equipment. The company’s new NL111024 processor is integrated with a high-speed serial interface that should make it especially useful for IPv6, IPTV and LTE networking.

The serial interface delivers 225 Gbps of raw chip-to-chip interconnect bandwidth, which the company said represents a 340 percent increase in I/O bandwidth-per-pin from its earlier chips. The processing core, meanwhile, is capable of up to 1.6 billion decisions per second (BDPS), the company said.

These capabilities can facilitate the migration from IPv4 to IPv6, NetLogic explained. IPv6 has addresses that are four times wider for Layers 2-4 processing. This translates into a need for higher I/O bandwidth – satisfied by the new chip – to allow wider IPv6 keys to be processed at the same search rate as narrower IPv4 keys.

Meanwhile, the exponential growth in network services and applications for next-generation LTE and IPTV deployments are driving the need for increased classification and security processing per packet, NetLogic said. This is, in turn, driving the need for higher-performance, knowledge-based processors with high-speed serial links to significantly enhance the interconnect bandwidth and communications between the processors and system packet processors such as multi-core processors, network processors and customer ASICs.

More Broadband Direct 2/02/10:
•  Optimum Lightpath unleashes 40 Gig optical transport service
•  thePlatform debuts new video management system
•  FCC's requested $325M in Obama's FY 2011 budget
•  Cox top MSO for business Ethernet services; AT&T No. 1 overall
•  Mixed Signals to demo audio monitoring at Winter Conference
•  Incognito tees up IPv6 capabilities demo at Winter Conference
•  NetLogic debuts NL111024 processor 
•  Cablevision Monterrey adds 50 Mbps tier
•  FairPoint delays filing Ch. 11 reorg plan
•  Broadband Briefs for 02/02/10

 

Advertisement

Share This Story

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading