NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. [NASDAQ:NETL], a worldwide leader in high-performance intelligent semiconductor solutions for next-generation Internet networks, today announced the expansion of its IPv6 knowledge-based processor portfolio with the introduction of its NL82048 processor which doubles the IPv6 processing capabilities for next-generation switches and routers.
The exponential growth in the number of connected mobile devices, services and applications for next-generation LTE deployments are driving the global migration from IPv4 to IPv6 network architectures. In order to support this migration to IPv6, as well as the continued increases in complexity and higher throughputs of network traffic, next-generation networking equipment requires industry-leading knowledge-based processors that can perform Layers 2 - 4 network processing such as classification, security and forwarding at higher speeds while supporting a 4x increase in Internet protocol address widths.
The NL82048 knowledge-based processor incorporates a number of ground-breaking innovations, and is the first device in the industry that is capable of supporting up to 512,000 IPv6 addresses or 2,000,000 IPv4 addresses. The NL82048 knowledge-based processor integrates 256 high-performance knowledge-based processing engines, and supports a daisy-chain clustering scheme that enables customers to quadruple the number of IPv6 addresses without impacting line rate. The NL82048 knowledge-based processor also supports more than a million Quality-of-Service (QoS) or Access Control List (ACL) entries, which is four times the number of entries compared with any other device addressing the similar target market. This extends NetLogic Microsystems’ technology and market leadership in knowledge-based processing, and enables NetLogic Microsystems to optimally address the processing requirements of even the most feature rich networking systems.
In addition, the NL82048 incorporates advanced clock switching schemes to achieve an aggregate interface bandwidth of 80 gigabits per second and can perform up to 1.2 billion decisions per second. This capability to execute multiple parallel decisions during a single core clock cycle combined with our highly pipelined synchronous cross-connect bussing scheme enables customers to deploy 100 Gbps ASICs, switches, and network processors.
“We are pleased to have the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of IPv6 knowledge-based processors,” said Chris O’Reilly, vice president of marketing at NetLogic Microsystems. “By integrating key innovations that dramatically enhances the performance and enriches the feature set of our market-leading knowledge-based processors, we continue to enable our customers to develop highly differentiated networking solutions for next-generation LTE networks.”
Sample orders of the NL82048 are now being accepted with standard lead times.