ARM TECH CON, SANTA CLARA, USA: Mentor Graphics Corp. announced the embedded industry's first technical implementation of a network functions virtualization (NFV) solution on a 64-bit ARM® processor with AMD.
AMD provides the underlying processor hardware for telecommunications and networking infrastructure solutions, and recognizes the importance of an efficient NFV solution. Thus, AMD engaged Mentor Graphics for its Linux and tools expertise, and Aricent for their networking software solution, to build a platform for today's most demanding networking customers.
The AMD Embedded R-Series 64-bit ARM-based multicore system-on-chip (SoC) codenamed "Hierofalcon," including the Mentor Embedded Linux technology and Mentor Graphics Sourcery CodeBench tools, and the Aricent network software stack, comprise a NFV platform on the newest high-performance 64-bit ARM architecture. This solution will be demonstrated in the AMD booth #613 at the ARM Tech Con in Santa Clara, California.
"Mentor Graphics is a key software partner for AMD Embedded, and our demonstration of a NFV solution on ARM will help advance the development of telecommunications and network infrastructure products," stated Dilip Ramachandran, senior director of marketing, communications infrastructure solutions, AMD Embedded Business Unit.
"The increasing growth in Linux-based applications, and the advanced power and performance of AMD 64-bit ARM processors will help enable our customers to rapidly develop products and introduce new services with improved productivity and reduced costs."