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iSPAN® 55MC8 Quad SFP GE to PCI-X Packet Processor

High Performance Multicore Packet Processing Engine


Features:
  • PCI-X card for Rack Mount Server form-factor
  • Cavium Networks high performance OCTEON Plus 58xx family of Packet Processors with 4 to 16 cores @ up to 750MHz
  • 4x GbE SFP interfaces on front panel
  • High bandwidth PCI-X host connectivity
  • High Speed SPI 4.2 connector for inter-card connectivity and expansion
  • 3rd Party Application Support includes:
    • TCP/IP off load
    • Wire-speed IPSEC acceleration
    • SRTP Off-load
    • IPv4/IPv6 L2/L3 wire-speed forwarding

Packet Processing Engine
The Interphase iSPAN 55MC8 PCI-X™ Packet Accelerator extends the broad Interphase portfolio of communication and network processor solutions for use with PCI-x enabled rack-mount server platform solutions. The iSPAN 55MC8 addresses the growing need for wire-speed packet inspection and processing requirements for the delivery of broadband services in the Wireless, Voice Over IP and IMS network infrastructure.

High Performance – Multicore
The iSPAN 55MC8 is based on the Cavium OCTEON™ Plus high-performance multicore processor architecture which provides:
  • A pin compatible chip that can support 4 to 16 cnMIPS® Plus MIPS 32/64 architecture compatible cores
  • Per core hardware acceleration for packet processing and security including addition of support for Kasumi for wireless security
  • Integrated co-processors for packet I/O, compression/decompression, IDS and anti-virus

Flexibility
With its, powerful onboard OCTEON Plus packet processor, dual management interface and upgradeable memory, the iSPAN 55MC8 is extremely versatile and provides the functionality necessary for migrating to next-generation infrastructures and converged networks.

Cavium Simple Executive and Linux®-based ready-to-use application / protocol suites are available to transform the 55MC8 into a specialized communications interface which can be easily integrated into solution platforms.

Configurations:
  • 55MC8-000: CN5860 SCP @ 600MHz with 16 cores, 2BG DDR2 SDRAM

Applications

  • Media Servers
  • Deep Packet Content Inspection
  • ASN Gateways
  • Line Rate Crypto and Security Functions
  • VoIP
  • Stateful Protocol Identification
  • Edge/Access Routers
  • Policy Enforcement

Product Documents

55MC8 Data Sheet
Request User Guide

Specifications

  • Processor: Cavium OCTEON Plus @ up to 700MHz with 4, 8, 12 or 16 cores
  • RAM Memory: Up to 4 GB of DDR2 SDRAM System memory
  • RLDRAM: Optional RLDRAM up to 128 MB in 2 banks with NSP processor
  • Persistent Memory: 16MB of Persistent / “Trace” PSRAM
  • EEPROM Memory: 8 MB NOR Flash, 128 MB NAND Flash
  • Power Consumption: 67W max for 16-core implementation at 750MHz
  • Form Factor: Standard Height
  • Length: 255 mm (10 in)
  • Width: 98 mm (3.86 in)