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Introducing OCTEON® III CN73/72XX Families

Delivering the 5Ps for Software Evolved Networking

Introducing OCTEON® III CN73/72XX Families


The OCTEON® III CN73XX/CN72XX families of Multi-Core MIPS64 Processors target Integrated Routers, Security Appliances, Control Plane for Routers and Switches, SDN and Data Center Accelerators, Virtualized Storage, Virtualized Cable and Wireless Infrastructure markets. Cavium’s new OCTEON III SoCs pack up to 35GHz of compute, 40Gbps of L3-L7 processing and 120Gbps of connectivity in a low-power envelope and compact footprint to address these next generation requirements. With 22 10Gbps serdes, it provides a broad range of connectivity options for 40GbE/10GbE/1GbE along with wide PCI-e v3 interfaces for connectivity to host, ASIC, HBA, Storage controllers and line-cards in a wide range of systems. Support for network and storage virtualization is provided via SRIOv, NVMe, and SoC HW virtualization capabilities. The powerful programmable packet parser handles both existing and emerging protocols protocols such as NVGRE, MPLS, and VxLAN at line rate while new traffic management capabilities provide the sophisticated traffic shaping and QOS required for application-centric networks. The security performance and capabilities are turbo charged with support for new crypto algorithms such as Elliptical Crypto (ECC), SHA2/SHA3, and high SSL transaction rates for large key sizes. This new family also features Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and compression capabilities in a highly integrated System on a Chip.

The families includes several software and pin-compatible processors, with four to sixteen cnMIPS64 v3 cores on a highly- integrated SoC that includes a rich set of I/O’s including PCIe Gen3 with SRIOv and Storage Virtualization, 40GbE/10GbE/1GbE, USB 3.0, and SATA 3.0 along with Cavium’s most advanced fourth-generation application hardware acceleration.

Product Information

64-bit Mips-based Soc

OCTEON III CN73XX and CN72XX MIPS64 Processors
Device cnMIPS
Frequency Bins* (MHz) Networking I/F Other System I/F Memory I/O w/ ECC
CN7230 4 1200, 1500, 2000

12 x10GbE
3 x40GbE

2 x8 or 4 x4 PCI-e v3
2  x SATA 3.0
2  x USB 3.0

1 x 64-bit DDR3/DDR4 at
max 2400 MTS
CN7240 8
CN7340 8

1500, 1800, 2000

2 x 64-bit DDR3/DDR4 at
max 2400 MTS
CN7350 12
CN7360 16

* Contact us for additional SKUs - upto 2.2GHz available
Product Literature
OCTEON III®CN73XX Product Brief

OCTEON III® CN73XX and CN72XX: 4 to 16 cores Embedded Processors for Enterprise, Data Center and Real time Cloud Applications

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