Powerful New Security Advances and Performance Gains for Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Networks
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today introduced the 28 nanometer (nm) XLP® 200-Series, a new line of low-power multicore communications processor solutions optimized to meet the performance, scalability and efficiency demands of enterprise, service provider 4G/LTE, data center, cloud computing and software defined networking (SDN) environments. Today's introduction demonstrates the successful integration of NetLogic Microsystems and notably expands Broadcom's addressable market within the $3B communications processor market. Visit www.broadcom.com to learn more.
The Broadcom® XLP 200-Series, the world's first 28nm multicore communications processor family, delivers up to 400 percent faster performance than competing solutions while lowering power consumption by up to 60 percent. Providing optimum performance for data plane, control plane and heterogeneous applications, the XLP 200-Series is the only communications processor family in the industry to combine quad issue, quad threading and 2 GHz out-of-order execution capabilities with integrated networking and security acceleration — all in a single-chip solution.
Total Security Acceleration Technology
To address the exponential growth in malware and intrusion threats in the network and cloud, the XLP 200-Series features the industry's most complete, high performance suite of security features, allowing network managers to thoroughly inspect, encrypt, authenticate and secure Internet traffic at wire speeds. Developed in partnership with the world's leading network equipment companies, the XLP 200-Series is the first to integrate a grammar processing engine, a fourth generation regular expression (RegEx) engine, and a broad range of autonomous encryption and authentication processing engines to deliver comprehensive Layer 7 deep-packet inspection (DPI) capabilities and complete offload of the compute-intensive security functions from the CPU cores.
- Global IP traffic expected to grow 18-fold by 2016
- The number of connected devices is expected to reach 50B by 2020 (6X the world's population)
- Massive traffic growth challenges current network architecture
- Overall cloud IP traffic will grow at a CAGR of 66 percent from 2012 — 2015
XLP 200-Series Key Features
- Best-in-class Processor Core: Featuring quad-issue, quad-threading and out-of-order execution
- Total Security Acceleration Technology: High performance grammar processing, DPI/RegEx engine, encryption/decryption and authentication delivers unparalleled hardware protection against malware and other security threats
- Autonomous Acceleration Engine® Modules: Offloads processing tasks, freeing up the cores to perform other compute-intensive application dependent tasks
- Hardware Acceleration: For important communications functions such as packet ordering, network management, compression/decompression and RAID5/6 storage
- Processor Core Enhancements: Improved pre-fetch performance and branch mis-predict penalties
- Processor Cache Architecture: MOESI+ coherent, three-level cache architecture and shared 16-way set associative Layer 3 cache
- Memory Subsystem: On-chip DDR3 memory controller; configurable channel width (40 or 72 bits)
- Fast Messaging Network® System: Low-latency, high-speed system allows non-intrusive internal communication and control messaging among NXCPUs, acceleration engines and input/output
- Software Development Kit (SDK): Comprehensive SDK with reference and production-ready software components accelerates time-to-market
The XLP 200-Series is sampling now with production volume slated for 2H 2013. Multiple device options and configurations are available. Visit www.broadcom.com to learn more.
Ron Jankov, Broadcom's Senior Vice President & GM, Processors & Wireless Infrastructure
"The innovation achieved with our latest 28nm XLP-200 processor series is a win-win for our customers, delivering best-in-class performance and power consumption to enable a new class of highly efficient networks. Delivering on 28nm within just eight months post-acquisition is a testament to Broadcom's world-class expertise in acquiring technology with absolutely no interruption in innovation or execution. NetLogic Microsystem's industry-leading product portfolio has clearly benefited from access to Broadcom's broad set of leading-edge technologies, tools, centralized resources and ecosystem."
Sergis Mushell, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner
"Through its acquisition of NetLogic, Broadcom has gained major presence and brand recognition in the embedded processor market. Being first to 28nm is a milestone which sets a new bar in the competitive landscape of embedded processors. Considering the introduction of this new processor in concert with Broadcom's broad Ethernet silicon product line, positions Broadcom as a major supplier into data-plane and control-plane applications."
Linley Gwennap, Founder and Principal Analyst, The Linley Group
"Through its acquisition of NetLogic, Broadcom has emerged as a major player in the communications processor market. Being first to 28nm is an important competitive advantage, and the new innovations in the XLP 200-Series deliver the performance and power advantages required for next-generation networking equipment. The XLP 200 extends Broadcom's reach into the high-volume control plane market and, when combined with the company's leading Ethernet silicon, delivers the industry's most complete solutions."
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.