LSI enhances Axxia platform to offer power-efficient mobile networks

By Telecom Lead Team: LSI Corporation announced a
significant enhancement of its Axxia platform that accelerates performance of
wireless infrastructure.

LSI will showcase its portfolio of networking
acceleration solutions at Mobile World Congress 2012.

LSI will bring ARM processors, long the standard for
power efficiency in mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, to mobile
networks. The new wireless platform will be the first to combine the latest
cores from ARM with hardware accelerators, resulting in a system on a chip
uniquely suited to building intelligent, heterogeneous networks.

The new Axxia wireless platform will offer
energy-efficient, low-power multicore processors for base stations and wireless

The features include scalable performance to contend with
massive data growth driven by smartphones, tablets and cloud-based services.

The other benefits include embedded intelligence to
identify traffic, recognize applications and deliver the right content at the
right time, enabling real-time services including mobile video. There will be
extensive third-party tools and support through the ARM community and LSI
networking ecosystem.

“Consumers worldwide have an insatiable appetite for
mobile broadband services. Operators need intelligent solutions to deliver
exponentially growing traffic without exponentially growing their costs and
power consumption,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general
manager, Networking Components Division, LSI.

The Axxia platform combines the programmable flexibility
of general-purpose processors with the deterministic performance of
special-purpose accelerators from LSI. Based on a coherent multiprocessor
interconnect and LSI Virtual Pipeline technology, Axxia processors accelerate
control and data plane processing while lowering costs and power consumption.

“ARM is excited to be working with LSI to help OEMs
and network operators meet the challenges of next-generation infrastructure in
a cost-effective and energy-efficient manner,” said Lance Howarth,
executive vice president of marketing, ARM.

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