Marvell Expands Its 32-bit and 64-bit ARMADA SoC Family of Embedded Processors

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and NUREMBERG, Germany -- Marvell announces the 32-bit and 64-bit ARMADA system-on-chip (SoC) ecosystem of software solutions and partners for a variety of applications. Marvell's expanded, rich ecosystem brings strong support and commitment to the open source community with software offerings including mainline Linux kernel and mainline U-Boot on publicly available community hardware platforms. Marvell's expansion of its 32-bit and 64-bit ARMADA SoC software ecosystem with OpenDataPlane (ODP), OpenFastPath (OFP), UEFI, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Yocto Project, OpenWrt and carrier grade operating systems demonstrates Marvell's commitment to supporting its customers' requirements to bring new products to market faster.

Based on high-performance and highly-scalable multi-core CPU technology, the ARMADA SoC family delivers a new level of performance, integration and efficiency to high-volume enterprise applications including control plane CPUs, IP appliances, storage edge, routers, security appliances, small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) routers, network attached storage (NAS), home gateways, IoT hubs, wireless routers, Wi-Fi access points (WAP), surveillance video recorders and high-performance networking products. The 64-bit ARMv8 powered ARMADA 3700 Cortex-A53 device family and ARMADA 7K and ARMADA 8K Cortex-A72 device families based on MoChi and FLC architecture provide a new level of performance and power optimized devices. Marvell's ARMADA SoC family is complemented by several software and hardware partners including Aricent, Avnet Memec - Silica, DENX, Enea, Free Electrons, Globalscale Technologies, Lauterbach, Media5, MontaVista, O.S. Systems, Sartura, Semihalf, SolidRun, StreamUnlimited, SUSE, Timesys, Trend Micro, Volansys and Wind River.

Marvell offers in-house software solutions for enhancing and optimizing the performance of the ARMADA SoC family of embedded processors per target applications. The Marvell Accelerated Data Path (ADP) solution is targeted at home gateways and WAPs and is designed to significantly improve CPU utilization, which is necessary to support the rapidly increasing demand for high throughput. In addition, the Marvell Media Processing Engine (MMP) is designed to enable VoIP applications through integration with the open source Asterisk solution and integration with M5T SIP Client Engine SDK from Media5 Corporation; M5T SIP Client Engine SDK is now available for the ARMADA 38x SoC family.

Key features of Marvell's ARMADA SoC family of embedded processors that can be leveraged on the ARMADA 38x family:

ARMADA 38x family robust software offering includes:
•Marvell Linux SDK
•Marvell ADP software stack
•Marvell MMP software stack
•Marvell In-House JTAG debugger
•Lauterbach JTAG debugger
•Community open source software that includes mainline Linux kernel, mainline U-Boot, OpenWrt and FreeBSD
•Available open source software that includes OpenWrt 14.07 and Yocto 1.6 (
•Carrier Grade operating systems that include MontaVista CGE7 Linux and Wind River Linux
•Commercial Linux solutions that include O.S. Systems Embedded Linux and TimeSys LinuxLink
•Third party software stacks that include Aricent IoT Gateway, Media5 M5T SIP Client Engine SDK, Sartura CPE management solutions, StreamUnlimited Stream SDK and Trend Micro Smart Home Network Solution

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