The LX2160A multicore processor, the highest-performance member of the Layerscape family, combines FinFET process technology's low power and sixteen Arm® Cortex®-A72 cores with datapath acceleration optimized for L2/3 packet processing, together with security offload, robust traffic management and quality of service.
This advanced sixteen-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 Gen3.0 and SATA controllers.
For Edge Computing, this processor offers outstanding computing performance with a powerful packet offload and Ethernet controllers. You can have high-end and high-speed communications in one device, with low-speed peripherals such as sensors and the computing power to process and act upon all received information.
Layerscape processors are part of NXP's EdgeVerse™ edge computing platform.