As a result of the agreement LSI will gain access to ARM”s broad family of processors, including the ARM Cortex-A15 processor with virtualization support and future ARM processors and ARM on-chip interconnect technology, including CoreLink cache coherent interconnect system IP, for use in multicore applications.
“Customers need high-performance, power-efficient solutions to help effectively manage the unprecedented growth in network traffic being driven by smartphones, tablets and cloud-based services, without impacting user experience,” said Jeff Richardson, executive vice president and chief operating officer, LSI. “The integration of LSI’s SoC solutions with ARM’s strong ecosystem in power-efficient cores will lead to exciting new multicore-based solutions for our customers.”
Power efficiency is a vital design imperative for next-generation networking product designs. Multicore solutions based on the combination of ARM and LSI’s extensive portfolio of IP will enable networking applications to satisfy the ever-increasing bandwidth demands in the most power-efficient manner.
Commenting Mike Inglis, executive vice president, processor division, ARM said, “The powerful combination of ARM advanced IP and LSI’s leadership in SoC design will enable networking and storage OEMs to deliver high-performance, energy-efficient products to their customers.”