Marvell Expands its ARMADA to Provide Robust Software Solutions for a Variety of Applications

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 23, 2016

SANTA CLARA, CA: Marvell, dealing in storage, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and multimedia semiconductor solutions has announced the 32-bit and 64-bit ARMADA system-on-chip (SoC) ecosystem of software solutions and Partners for a myriad of applications. Marvell’s expanded rich ecosystem promises strong support and commitment to the open source community with 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 exhibits Marvell’s commitment to backing its customers’ requirements in bringing new products to market faster.

“The 32-bit and 64-bit ARMADA SoC family, paired with our full-featured software offering and integration with publicly available hardware platforms, is designed to enable the quick development of a plethora of wired and wireless networking solutions. Our customers can already leverage the ARMADA SoC ecosystem on Marvel’s proven ARMADA 38x family, and will benefit from the expanded ecosystem of our 64-bit ARM v8 powered ARMADA 3700 Cortex –A53device family and ARMADA 7K and RAMADA 8K Cortex A-72 device families based on our MoChi and FLC architecture, said Michael Zimmerman, Vice President and General Manager of Connectivity, Storage and Infrastructure, Marvell semiconductor, Inc.

Based on high-performance and scalability of 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. 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 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.