LSI’s New Axxia 5500 Processors Provides OEMs with Improved Power Efficiency

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Not every communication processor is going to be able to meet the high storage requirements and volume of networking requests from servers in cloud and data enterprise infrastructures. However, LSI, the manufacturer of storage infrastructure, has recently introduced a new processor called the Axxia 5500 and that’s going to take the efficiency of power used in wireless networks for 4G LTE and multi-radio stations to a whole new level.

The new processor aims to increase the performance and efficiency by combining the company’s networking accelerators with 16 ARM cores. With the use of routers at cell sites, gateways and base stations, the network service providers will be able to take advantage of the smart wireless abilities of the new product.

There are several benefits the new Axxia 5500 product. It will be able to handle the large data deluge that comes from cloud-based services, smartphones and tablets. OEMS will be able to use the processor for deployment of base stations on both small and large scale as it provides enhanced power efficiency.

New Axxia 5500 Processors

The network functions have been accelerated with enhanced packet processing capable of going up to 50 GB per second. The security processing now goes up to 20 GB per second while the 10 GB ARM cores can provide up to 160 GB per second of Ethernet switching.

LSI’s VP and general manager of networking solutions group Jim Anderson said that service providers are in need for solutions that are going to reduce expenses and consumption of power while meeting the traffic requirements as the infrastructure capability continues to be outpaced by the growth in mobile broadband.

He went on to say the Axxia 5500 family of products meets these needs without sacrificing the efficiency of power while at the same time offer a high performance and flexible infrastructure.

The line of products are the first in the industry that are going to introduce 16 ARM core processors with the low-latency CoreLink CNN-604 interconnect in the technology of 28nm. All processors come with different core counts and capabilities, and combined with accelerated engines, Virtual Pipeline technology with interconnect IP and processors and expertise of networking, they deliver an ideal solution for high demanding networks.

VP of Segment marketing at ARM Ian Ferguson informs the new series is going to deliver a lot in terms of performance density when combined with ARM’s interconnect multicore processor technology that’s also energy-efficient.  This will provide new levels of flexibility in software programs for networks that are heterogeneous.

Both ARM and LSI have undergone a strong relationship since long, and they’re working together to carter the needs of those who’re making efforts for the networking infrastructures of the next-generation.

Top notch wireless enablement software application and tool suite is provided by LSI. OMEs that network get a whole wireless transport solution through layer two from LSI via four software packages, and this also eliminates the need of investing in plane software.

The demands for smartphone networks will also fulfilled as OEMs engaged in networking equipment will get Ethernet switching of high-capacity that’s backed by proven accelerators from LSI and the architecture of the processor family that’s scalable.

New processor introductions like Axxia 5500 indicate growth of technology used by mobile carriers, data networking centers and cloud computing. Companies like LSI will continue to bring new equipment that accelerates the efforts of OEMs engaged in next-generation networking and data technology.


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