With today’s massive increase in data and the growing complexity of the
Internet of Things (IoT), the amount of intelligence and functionality
residing at the edge of the network outnumbers any other part of the network.
With network functions moving from routers to virtual and third-party
providers, new, edge platforms need the intelligence to determine which users
and applications are most effectively delivered locally and which are less
As the need to process all of that intelligence continues
to increase, network processors are being tasked with delivering significantly
higher performance levels without increasing power or size.
Companies in the industry gathered this week to discuss these challenges at
Linley Tech Processor Conference. Rick Merritt summarizes several announcements at the show in his
article, IoT Core, SoCs Debut, which includes highlights from Freescale on its new ARM-based 64-bit
Announced on Tuesday, this new
QorIQ LS1043A quad-core processor
is purpose-built for power-constrained networking applications. In
short, the processor helps edge network equipment manufacturers easily scale
power and performance to meet these changing needs of the world’s
highly virtualized, software-defined networks.
Contributed by Freescale Staff