Marvell Expands 5nm Data Infrastructure Platform to Meet 5G Demands


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Data infrastructure technology solutions from Santa Clara, Calif., Based Marvell have already become an industry benchmark. Today, the company has expanded its 5nm data infrastructure portfolio with a line of high performance Prestera operator switches and its OCTEON 10 data processing units (DPUs).

Marvell’s Prestera switches combine high bandwidth, high availability and resilient switching systems with the benefits of high precision speed and timing. In particular, the optimization capability of the Prestera family helps network operators adapt to their 5G infrastructure needs. Another important addition to the Prestera line is the new DX 7321 Ethernet switch.

Bring new 5G devices to the carrier market

The DX 7321 targets the 5G front-end and peripheral connectivity market. When combined with Marvell’s OCTEON 10 5nm DPUs, the company claims the switch uses 50% less power than its peers. The combination strengthens and facilitates next-generation 5G Carrier Edge network solutions, Marvell says, as well as radio access network (RAN) deployment models.

The DX 7321 switch is the fourth on Marvell’s list of carrier switching products. The carrier switching product line can now handle port speed scaling capabilities from 1 to 400 Gbps, and the overall bandwidth can move anywhere between 200 Gbps and 1.6 Tbit / s. The introduction of the DX 7321 also makes it possible to respond to three types of 5G architectural solutions: open RAN, vRAN and traditional RAN.

Along with the new switch, the improvement also relies heavily on OCTEON solutions. Introducing the OCTEON fusion baseband processors and multicore DPUs, the OCTEON 10 product family tackles demanding workloads. With its ability to deliver the optimal compute mix and leverage hardware acceleration, data path bandwidth, and revolutionary I / O, says Marvell, OCTEON is optimizing these workloads.

Raghib Hussain, president of products and technologies at Marvell, believes that the company’s 5nm production expansion and the DPU “set a new bar in power, performance and footprint, delivering the technology revolutionary necessary to harness the potential of 5G ”.

The company places high hopes on the potential collaboration between all of its stakeholders. Nokia says it is delighted to “work with Marvell to bring cutting edge silicon technology to market,” and IP Infusion finds it rewarding to “work with Marvell to bring cutting edge access and networking solutions to customers. who build high performance operator infrastructure ”.

Shin Umeda, vice president of market research firm Dell’Oro Group, believes that Marvell’s expansion of its 5nm portfolio and the introduction of the OCTEON 10 DPU will benefit the construction of new infrastructure. generation, helping to “harness the potential of 5G”.

Benefit from new data infrastructure solutions

TSMC’s advanced silicon platform based on 3nm processing technology, another introduction to Marvell’s data infrastructure portfolio, would further increase Marvell’s lead. The company’s customers will be able to take advantage of system-optimized solutions from TSMC, the industry’s most advanced semiconductor technology provider.

Beneficiaries would include a range of verticals, such as cloud data centers, 5G operators, and automotive and enterprise markets. The benefits would fall into the three areas of cost, performance and power requirements. The most appealing aspect, however, says Marvell, is that it offers a standards-based silicon platform for multi-chip solutions, combined with a state-of-the-art IP interface and 2.5D chip-on-wafer-on-chip. . substrate (CoWoS).

When it comes to die-to-die interfaces, the advantages are twofold. The first interface is a short-range interface that targets cloud data centers. The other is a super low power, low latency die-to-die parallel interface that offers the highest bandwidth density in the industry. To stay aligned with the 5nm enhancements, both interfaces are available in 5nm to enable multi-node solutions.

Sandeep Bharathi, Executive Vice President of Marvell, believes that the 3nm capacity expansion will put “Marvell at the forefront of technology readiness with So early validation of critical IP addresses to enable rapid time-to-market.”


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