40G AdvancedTCA NPU Blade for High Throughput Packet Processing

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An AdvancedTCA (ATCA) packet processing blade features dual 32 core NPUs for parallel processing and up to 320G switching capability. The aTCA-N700 from Adlink Technology delivers advanced packet and security processing capabilities for high-performance, high-throughput, low-latency applications in broadband infrastructure elements, such as wireless access point controllers, network security platforms, deep packet inspection, IPTV, LTE gateways and media servers.

The Adlink aTCA-N700 is compliant to the ATCA Base Specification (PICMG 3.0 R.3.0) and the ATCA Ethernet Specification (PICMG 3.1 R2.0) and is powered by dual Cavium OCTEON II CN6880 processors, each with 32 cnMIPS64 V2 cores and a highly optimized architecture for deep packet inspection, network security and traffic-shaping applications.  The aTCA-N700 optimizes performance with a powerful local management processor (LMP), a quad-core Freescale QorIQ P2041, which makes local management more flexible and convenient and allows the Cavium processors to focus on packet processing.

For Ethernet connectivity, the aTCA-N700 utilizes the high-performance Broadcom BCM 56842 Ethernet switch to connect the CN6880 packet processors, backplanes and I/O ports, with the switch fabric providing up to 320 Gbit/s bandwidth. For data transfer, the aTCA-N700 uses dual Fabric Interface channels (2x 40G) in addition to two base interfaces (2xGbE), which provide both speed and flexibility. Flexible RTM support is also provided to facilitate maximum I/O density and supply up to 160 Gbit/s of total available bandwidth.

Adlink has prepared Application Ready Intelligent Platform (ARIP) solutions that integrate both hardware and software to facilitate better performance, reduce risk and cost of ownership, and help system providers to speed time-to-market of their products, such as Wi-Fi access controllers and deep packet inspection platforms. Other suitable applications include IP radio network controllers, LTE gateways, security gateways, high-density media gateways, media servers, IPTV infrastructure components (e.g., edge routers and media switches) and WiMAX ASN gateways.

ADLINK Technology
San Jose, CA
(408) 360-0200