NetLogic Offers RMI Networking Processors

The NLX321103A chip set is NetLogic's first product since acquiring network processor vendor RMI.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Jul 7, 2010
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NetLogic Microsystems has announced its first product since acquiring network processor vendor RMI Corp. in June 2009. According to this news release on EETimes, the NLX321103A is a three chip set that aims to handle a broad range of packet-processing functions at speeds up to 40 Gbits/second.

"'This is actually a big year for new networking processors--there's a lot hitting at once,' said Joe Byrne, a senior analyst for market watcher the Linley Group (Mountain View, Calif.). 'This is about how NetLogic gets into high packet touch apps like unified threat management systems, expanding beyond low-level switching and routing,' Byrne said.

"The NLX321103A includes RMI's eight-core, quad-threaded XLR processor linked over Interlaken and Xaui interconnects with two existing NetLogic parts. The NL11k handles Layer 2-4 flow classification and the NETL7 inspects Layer 7 information based on Perl Compatible Regular Expression signatures. The XLR and NL11k are made in a TSMC 40nm process.

"NetLogic claims the three chips can put all packet processing functions on a single board, handling a wide variety of security, quality-of-service and forwarding functions. The chips, which will sample this fall, are the first to support a unified software environment across NetLogic and RMI components."

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