ZTE upgrades T8000 router to IPv6 using NetLogic processors


NetLogic Microsystems, a provider of semiconductor
solutions for Internet networks, announced that ZTE, a provider of telecom
equipment and network solutions, has selected NetLogic Microsystems’ NLA11k
knowledge-based processors, optimized for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
processing, for ZTE’s multi-terabit T8000 Cluster Router.


ZTE’s T8000 Router is ideal for operators and service
providers building sophisticated IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
infrastructure for next-generation network backbones.


The exhaustion of IPv4 Internet addresses, driven by the
proliferation of Internet-connected devices, is currently driving the migration
to the new IPv6 Internet addressing scheme, which increases the number of
available addresses by more than 28 orders of magnitude.


To support this migration, as well as the continued
increases in complexity and higher throughputs of network traffic,
next-generation networking equipment requires industry-leading knowledge-based
processors that can perform Layers 2 – 4 network processing such as
classification, security and forwarding at higher speeds, while supporting a 4x
increase in Internet protocol address widths.


ZTE’s T8000 Cluster Router leverages NetLogic
Microsystems’ advanced NLA11k knowledge-based processors to support complex
Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) processing capabilities.


Together ZTE’s T8000 router and NetLogic Microsystems’
NLA11k knowledge-based processor feature superior scaling capacity and port
density, as well as offer unparalleled performance and reduced power
consumption to operators and service providers.


We selected NetLogic Microsystems’ advanced
knowledge-based processors because they deliver superior processing performance
for more complex IPv6 routing and lower power consumption that enables us to
develop industry-leading solutions for carrier, enterprise and data center
networks,” said Liu HengQi, chief engineer of router products at ZTE


ZTE’s T8000 Cluster Router supports 200 Terabits per
second (Tbps) of switching capability, is scalable from 3.84Tbps to 200Tbps,
and has seamless interconnection with optical transmission network via 40 and
100 Gigabit interfaces, (having up to 2,048 40G interfaces or 1,024 100G


Each port of the T8000 router provides 10G, 40G and 100G
capacity. The T8000 router employs an intelligent power supply management
system that automatically controls and optimizes power consumption of each
module according to traffic conditions. By also having the fan speed variable and
the fan system intelligently initiate the line card and go into hibernation,
further reduces power consumption.


Moreover, ZTE’s cluster router simplifies users’ network
architecture, enhances the capability of deploying new services, improves
users’ market responding capability, reduces customers’ OPEX and makes the
customer more competitive in the competition.


We are pleased that our industry-leading NLA11k
knowledge-based processors have been selected by ZTE for its cutting-edge T8000
cluster routers,” said Chris O’Reilly, vice president of marketing at NetLogic


NetLogic Microsystems
processors deliver 1.6 billion decisions per second (BDPS) of IPv6 processing,
quality-of-service (QoS), ACL security, video/voice forwarding, high-speed
packet inspection, billing and VPN at line rates while maximizing energy
efficiency of the overall system.


The 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.


The knowledge-based processing engines and ILBE are
tightly coupled with integrated advanced Sahasra Algorithmic Engines (SAEs) to
dramatically lower the power consumption of search processing.


The processor also integrates an innovative Range
Encoding Engine (REE), which employs advanced one-hot and fence encoding
algorithms to implement range encoding that allows customers to effectively
double the efficiency of performing port range inspection, an integral part of
packet classification.


NetLogic Microsystems recently announced that ZTE Corporation has selected its industry-leading
digital front-end (DFE) processors for ZTE’s RRU8882 remote radio unit (RRU)
platform for LTE common-platform base stations.


The exponential growth in mobile data
traffic in the next decade, coupled with global spectrum scarcity, are forcing
service providers and operators worldwide to push the limits on capacity and
throughput for their limited spectrum.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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