The highest performance member of the Layerscape family, the LX2160A multicore communications processor combines the low power of FinFET process technology, sixteen Arm® Cortex®-A72 cores with datapath acceleration optimized for L2/3 packet processing, security(TCP) offload, and robust traffic management and quality of service.
This advanced sixteenth-core 64-bit Arm processor is ideal for applications such as 5G packet processing, network function virtualization (NFV), white-box switching, high-processing industrial computers, machine learning, and smart Network Interface Cards. The high level of integration delivers significant performance benefits such as 100GbE, hardware L2 switching, DPAA2 with 100Gbps decompression/compression and 50 Gbps SEC, and multiple PCIe Gen4.0 and SATA controllers.
For Edge Computing, this processor offers outstanding computing performance with a powerful packet offload and Ethernet controllers. In one device you can have high-end, high-speed communications, with low-speed peripherals such as sensors, and the computing power to process and act upon all received information.