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December 04, 2012

Broadcom Unveils 28nm Heterogeneous Knowledge-Based Processors

Broadcom (News - Alert) Corporation, a company specializing in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, has unveiled the NLA12000 Series.

The company introduced the Broadcom's NLA12000 Series to keep up with requirements of next-generation networks and can be used for the deployment of routers, switches, service gateways, security appliances and mobile infrastructure equipment.

Ron Jankov, Broadcom's SVP and GM, Processors & Wireless Infrastructure, added, "Broadcom continues its leadership at the 28nm node with the industry's first heterogeneous knowledge-based processors optimized for IPv6. Our breakthrough heterogeneous architecture, built on the foundation of more than 15 years of innovation in knowledge-based processing, delivers significant performance upgrades for increasingly complex knowledge databases while minimizing the power profile for advanced routers, switches, mobile infrastructure equipment and security appliances."

The NLA12000 Series KBPs, which is backed by NetRoute technology, offers up to 24x higher performance, 2.4x knowledge database capacity per device and comes with high-speed serial links for enhanced communication from KBP to system packet processors and 12.5 Gbps SerDes for 300 Gbps aggregate bandwidth.

It even includes a Range Encoding Engine (REE) that can offer efficient database compaction for access control lists along with the flexibility with Context Buffers and Key Processing Unit (KPU).

This new series is specifically designed to meet the demands of 3G/4G mobile infrastructure, data center and enterprise environments. It also offers highest deterministic performance and low latency independent of database or signature complexity, with support for up to two million IPv6 routes.

Speaking on this note, Jag Bolaria, senior analyst, The Linley Group said, "Concurrently achieving high performance and deterministic low latency irrespective of the search database size or complexity is the differentiator for Broadcom's new heterogeneous KBPs. Combining NetRoute technology with its massively parallel hardware enables Broadcom's KBPs to attain a low power profile for next-generation IPv6 processing."

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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