Alcatel-Lucent selects NetLogic Microsystems’ IPv6 processors


NetLogic Microsystems announced Alcatel-Lucent has
selected its best-in-class NL10k knowledge-based processor optimized for IPv6
processing for Alcatel-Lucent’s multi-terabit IP Service Router portfolio. The
Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router and 7450 Ethernet Service Switch deliver the
industry-leading performance, quality of service (QoS) and scale required to
enable advanced fixed and mobile broadband services.


NetLogic Microsystems’ NL10k IPv6 knowledge-based processor has been developed in close collaboration
with Alcatel-Lucent’s distinguished R&D team, and has been optimized for
Alcatel-Lucent’s ground-breaking FP3 network processor and traffic manager.


The FP3 silicon
was internally developed by Alcatel-Lucent and provides sophisticated traffic
management and network processing at speeds up to 400 Gigabits per second
(Gbps) with significantly improved power efficiency.


The industry migration from 3G WCDMA and HSPA mobile
wireless technologies to 4G LTE and LTE-Advanced protocols requires leading
service providers worldwide to upgrade their networks to manage the growing
demand for higher bandwidth, increased availability and expanded service mix.


Alcatel-Lucent’s multi-terabit Service Router portfolio incorporates Alcatel-Lucent’s new FP3
network processor and NetLogic Microsystems’ NL10k device to deliver more
speed, more services and more availability while reducing CAPEX and OPEX.
Alcatel-Lucent’s Service Router portfolio currently has an installed base of
over 400 service provider customers in more than 100 countries.


Our new FP3 network processor technology puts us a
generation ahead of today’s fastest IP routers, and we are pleased to
collaborate with innovators such as NetLogic Microsystems to build products
that drive faster, smarter and more environmentally sustainable networks,” said
Ken Kutzler, vice president, hardware development for Alcatel-Lucent’s IP


We selected NetLogic Microsystems’ NL10k
knowledge-based processor due to its superior wire-speed performance even when
supporting complex classification and forwarding operations on IPv6 packets.
Because our service routers require the absolute highest performance
knowledge-based processors to address the demands of fixed and mobile broadband
services, NetLogic Microsystems’ technical leadership makes them a logical
silicon partner for us,” Ken added.


We are excited to strengthen our relationship with
Alcatel-Lucent, and to have once again been selected for its multi-terabit
Service Router portfolio,” said Chris O’Reilly, vice president of marketing at
NetLogic Microsystems.


The NL10k knowledge-based processor, which is
manufactured in the advanced 40nm process node, integrates 128 high-performance
knowledge-based processing engines, and includes an enhanced Intelligent Load
Balancing Engine (ILBE) to efficiently allocate multiple tasks and communicate
among all the 128 knowledge-based processing engines.


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