The Axxia Communication Processor, the sixth-generation of advanced communication processors from LSI, is designed to meet the increased performance and lower power demands of next-generation communication networks. Using an innovative asymmetric multicore architecture tied together with Virtual Pipeline technology, the Axxia family delivers fully deterministic performance with up to 20 Gb/s of data throughput, regardless of packet size, system loading, or protocol.At the heart of each Axxia Communication Processor is a high-performance multicore PowerPC processor complex made by IBM capable of running at up to 2GHz and an array of function-specific hardware accelerators. These acceleration engines deliver fast path processing without unnecessarily taxing the PowerPC complex and are derived from silicon-proven IP blocks used extensively throughout the broad networking portfolio from LSI, including deep packet inspection, security, packet processing, and traffic management capabilities. The Axxia architecture uses Virtual Pipeline technology, a message-passing technique for intra-processor communication between the acceleration engines, CPU complex and SoC subsystem components.The Axxia family is available in a range of pin-compatible configurations for a variety of networking applications including 3G/4G mobile access systems such as NodeB and eNodeB, mobile broadband Radio Network Controller (RNC) applications, and enterprise gateways. The Axxia family includes a comprehensive software development environment, evaluation boards and an ecosystem of software and hardware solutions from leading industry suppliers.