Broadcom leverages NetLogic acquisition, unveils a world-first communications chip in 28nm

09th October 2012
Broadcom leverages NetLogic acquisition, unveils  a world-first communications chip in 28nm

Bangalore,October 9, 2012: Hard on the heels of its acquisition of NetLogic earlier this year, communications semiconductor solutions leader Broadcom has unveiled  the world’s first multicore communications processor in 28 nanometer silicon, with the promise of a four-fold improvement in performance. The XLP 200-Series, the new line of low-power communications processor solutions  which will become available in Indiaare optimized to meet the performance, scalability and efficiency demands of enterprise, service provider 4G/LTE, data center, cloud computing and software defined networking (SDN) environments, says a company release. 
It flows from the integration of NetLogic’s microsystems line into Broadcom’s own line in the global $ 3 billion communications processor market.
The XLP 200-Series is the only communications processor family in the industry to combine quad issue, quad threading and 2 GHz out-of-order execution capabilities with integrated networking and security acceleration — all in a single-chip solution -- even while lowering power consumption by up to 60 percent. It also features a suite of security features, allowing network managers to thoroughly inspect, encrypt, authenticate and secure Internet traffic at wire speeds.
Comments Sergis Mushell, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner: "Through its acquisition of NetLogic, Broadcom has gained major presence and brand recognition in the embedded processor market. Being first to 28nm is a milestone which sets a new bar in the competitive landscape of embedded processors. Considering the introduction of this new processor in concert with Broadcom's broad Ethernet silicon product line, positions Broadcom as a major supplier into data-plane and control-plane applications."

The product will be available in production quantitities by mid 2013.
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