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Marvell adds Octeon Fusion base station processor to 5G portfolio

Meanwhile, Marvell is the main flag-waver for the ARM architecture in cloud and telecoms infrastructure, and has an increasingly rich portfolio addressing most elements from macro and small cell base stations to cloud and edge servers to gateways, routers and firewalls. The new generation of its Octeon infrastructure processors, TX2, claims to deliver 2.5 times better performance than the previous generation “to meet requirements for packet data processing, the incorporation of encryption algorithms for end-to-end security, and high end firewall crypto offoad,” as John Sakamoto, VP of the infrastructure processor business unit, put it. The Octeon TX2 family combines up to 36 cores, based on the Arm v8-A architecture, with programmable hardware accelerator blocks, connected by Marvell’s coherent interconnect. The processors…

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