Ethernet Switches Receive Award for Best Networking Chip 2016

SAN JOSE, CA -- Cavium's XPliant CNX880xx family of Ethernet switches has received the Linley Group's Analyst Choice Award for the "Best Networking Chip" in 2016.

"We selected Cavium's XPliant Ethernet switch as our winner due to its customer programmability, which enables customers to differentiate their products through unique features and also enables in-field upgradability," said Bob Wheeler, principal analyst, the Linley Group.

Cavium's XPliant Ethernet switch family is the first to deliver a high throughput programmable ASIC that is shipping today in production. Multiple major OEMs including Arista and Brocade have announced Ethernet switching systems built from this XPliant silicon. These customers have leveraged the XPliant flexible programmability to create their own custom pipelines delivering multiple innovations, including but not limited to, scalable table lookups, visibility and telemetry.

In addition to programmability, the XPliant family of Ethernet switches offers a fully centralized shared packet buffer architecture to absorb large bursts. It supports dynamic port configuration and mixed mode port speeds from 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G and 100G. It also supports both 25GE Consortium and IEEE 802.3by specification and provides connectivity solutions for embedded applications.

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