Tuesday, July 6, 2010

NetLogic Debuts 40 Gbps, MultiCore L2-L7 NPU

NetLogic Microsystems introduced its multi-core processing solution for advanced Layers 2-7 functions at 40Gbps wire-speed. The new NLX321103A device is aimed at complex networking functions such as deep packet content inspection, application-aware switching and routing, intrusion prevention (IPS), anti-virus/malware, network service management, packet ordering, parsing, IPv6/IPv4 forwarding, classification, IPSec/SSL encryption, ACL security, compression/decompression and QoS at 40Gbps wire-speed.

NetLogic Microsystems' 40Gbps solution incorporates 32 NXCPUs from its XLP multi-core, multi-threaded processor family, along with 128 knowledge-based processing engines, 196 Intelligent Fabric for Automata (IFA) engines from its NETL7 processor family and over 40 fully-autonomous programmable processing engines. The company said this delivers deterministic wire-speed performance and low latency, enabling next-generation switches, routers, access aggregation, metro Ethernet, service gateways, security appliances and storage appliances to perform uncompromised L2 - L7 packet processing on every packet of traffic with minimal network latency under a wide variety of Internet traffic scenarios.

"Our new L2 - L7 NLX321103A solution is a game changer for the industry as it provides customers with the unprecedented ability to develop a new class of highly differentiated networking systems that deliver deterministic line-rate throughput while supporting L2 - L7 functionality," said Chris O'Reilly, vice president of marketing at NetLogic Microsystems. "This further demonstrates our unique capabilities to drive innovations across multiple product lines and to deliver new levels of performance that are unparalleled in the industry.

The NLX321103A solution is expected to sample in the third quarter of 2010.