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Content processor now supports RMI multicores

Posted: 06 Mar 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:content processor? multicore processor? RMI family?

LSI Corp.'s Tarari T1000 content processors now support an expanded range of embedded multicore processors. Besides Intel and AMD x86 processors, the T1000 can now easily be coupled to other processors such as the RMI XLR Processor and XLS Processor families of multicore processors, enabling low-overhead, deep packet inspection at multi-gigabit data transfer rates.

In addition to previously announced support for PCIe and PCI interfaces, the T1000 is claimed to be the first content processor to provide full cross-packet inspection in hardware for PCI-X systems operating at data rates up to 3Gbit/s.

"The RMI XLR Processor family of MIPS64 multicore, multithreaded processors has already secured a number of design wins when coupled with the T1000," said Mark Litvack, director of business development, RMI Corp. "Now that both PCIe and PCI-X bus support are available, our customers can take advantage of our full range of XLS and XLR processor families."

The T1000 series allows networking OEMs to develop a single content processing solution for the entire performance spectrum, from entry-level to high-end systems. Using the same regular expression rules, OEMs can deploy any device in the LSI content processor product portfolio without significant additional effort, saving engineering expense and shortening time to market.

"The addition of PCI-X to the T1000 series opens up a new market of embedded applications," said Randy Smerik, senior VP, network components division, LSI. "Now, more OEMs can deploy a wider range of multicore processors by designing systems that provide more intelligence, better control and tighter security than ever before."

In addition to providing real-time performance, Tarari solutions offload the system CPU. Designers have the option to reduce CPU clock frequency or to decrease system cost and cut power consumption by using fewer CPU cores.

The LSI Tarari content processor family is a comprehensive set of solutions providing security, quality of service, content-based billing and bandwidth management functions for high-speed networks. Tarari solutions support common industry interfaces and a common application programming interface, resulting in shorter design cycles and faster time to market.

LSI Tarari T1000 support for PCI-X is available now.





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