The XLP980 and the CaviumCNxx are similar in so many ways but yet different. They both seem to have a slew of accelerators specific to the networking segment, both use MIPs based CPUs and are on 28nm. But the CPU implementations are different. Netlogic's is an out-of-order multi-thread while Cavium is an in-order single-thread. I wonder which is better suited for the target application.
Interestingly the Intel processors are also out-of-order multi-threaded so it might appear that the XLP can better compete with Intel.
Intel, Comcast, Cisco just announced the XFINITY Wireless Gateway. It uses Intel's Puma 6 silicon. The Wireless Gateway from XFINITY Internet is capable of up to 16 bonded downstream channels supporting speeds up to 640 Mbps.
The Puma 6 is the first DOCSIS silicon to reach up 1 Gbps downstream by bonding up to 24 DOCSIS channels and up to 240 Mbps upstream by bonding up to 8 DOCSIS return channels
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.