The BCM5871X series of processors are the first wave of SoCs that provide server-class performance using the latest and most advanced ARM v8 64-bit CPU core. The Broadcom® BCM5871X series of processors are designed to enable incredibly fast control plane and data plane performance for the next generation of 10G enterprise routers and for use as a high-performance control plane CPU with StrataXGS® switches.
The BCM5871X series of processors represent a new generation of 64-bit ARM-based SoCs that set a new bar on performance and power efficiency. The new ARM architecture provides native virtualization support. The CPU cores provide full software compatibility with 32-bit v7 ARM architecture. At the center of the BCM5871X device is
a high-performance 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A57 quad-core with a 48 KB four-way set associative instruction cache and a 32 KB four-way set associative data cache. The memory system supports the latest DDR4 memories in addition to DDR3 and DDR3L. Optional ECC support is provided as well. The device has a highly flexible programmable acceleration engine that can process packets and leave the main CPU cores to do other application and service-level processing.