The infrastructure needed to support this growth is faced with challenges as wireless carriers attempt to meet the traffic demands by making investments in enhanced 4G networks and infrastructure. But the explosive growth of content still outpaces the capability of the equipment, creating a gap we refer to as the data deluge. Smart silicon solutions are needed to fill the gap.
And intelligence is what’s been built into LSI’s recently announced Axxia 5500, the first communication processor that combines 16 ARM® CortexTM-A15 cores and CoreLinkTM CCN-504 low-latency interconnect with LSI’s specialized acceleration engines. It is specifically designed to intelligently manage as well as integrate many networking functions into a single SoC.
The latest silicon process technology also allows the integration of many cores onto a single SoC, which also reduces the number of components in a system. The processor cores can be closely coupled to hardware acceleration engines, external memory interfaces and high-speed networking I/O. The key to this integration is the interconnect between the different cores and the other functional blocks.
LSI and ARM recently hosted a webinar with Simon Stanley of Light Reading that explores how the interconnect is at the heart of next-generation network systems and system-on-chip (SoC) devices. To meet the rapidly growing processing requirements of wireless infrastructure systems and servers, networking OEMs need highly-integrated SoCs with a heterogeneous mix of CPU cores and accelerators. The webinar explains how these components can be put together for a highly effective solution.
With the demands and growth of wireless use, OEMs who are building networking infrastructure are focused on high-performance and power-efficiency, as well as ways to improve efficiency and time-to-market. To assist in these areas, LSI provides a comprehensive tool suite and production-quality wireless application enablement software. These optimized, high-performance layer two through four software packages provide a complete wireless transport solution for networking OEMs, eliminating the need to invest in data plane software development. The LSI Axxia platform is ideal for OEMs to meet accelerated time-to-market goals and efficiently leverage their development resources for emerging heterogeneous network architectures.
The LSI Axxia 5500 family marks a significant milestone for LSI in networking, providing an exciting and flexible architecture that delivers high performance without sacrificing power efficiency. Those 50 billion connected devices will need all the performance and capacity possible that solutions like LSI’s Axxia 5500 communication processor are paving the way to deliver.
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Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and master’s degrees in Business Administration and Computer Engineering from Lehigh University.
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