Marvell ARMADA XP Product Brief

Marvell Quad-Core ARMADA XP Series SoC
For Enterprise-Class Cloud Computing Applications
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
The Marvell® ARMADA™ XP (Extreme Performance) series of multicore processors is the industry’s first quad-core
ARM processor designed for enterprise-class cloud computing applications. The Marvell ARMADA XP employs a
very low power architecture and incorporates up to four Marvell designed ARM V7 MP compliant 1.6GHz CPU cores
to deliver the best performance per watt for next generation “Green” system designs. The ARMADA XP series
supports SMP (Symmetrical Multi-processing)/AMP (Asymmetrical Multi-processing) modes with hardware cache
coherency and 64-bit DDR3 memory interface at 800MHz clock rate (1600MHz data rate) to enable very highperformance system design. These devices incorporate up to 2MB L2 cache, Quad x4 PCI-express™ interfaces,
multiple USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet ports, SATA, security engine and advanced power management techniques —
setting new technology benchmarks for high-performance, low power and integration. With its broad offering of 3
pin compatible chips, the ARMADA XP is ideally suited for applications ranging from high-performance networking,
wireless infrastructure, cloud storage and web servers to high volume products like NAS, laser printers and other
embedded applications.
• Up to four high-performance CPU cores with Floating Point Unit (FPU) support
• Up to 1.6GHz operating speed
• Heterogeneous multiprocessing (SMP/AMP/Hybrid) with hardware-based cache coherency
• I/O cache coherency
• 32KB-Instruction (4-way) and 32KB-Data (8-way), set-associative L1 cache per core
• Up to 2MB shared and unified 32-way, set-associative L2 cache
• Large Physical Address Expansion support—up to 40-bit address space
• 64-bit DDR3/DDR3L memory interface with ECC support at up to 800MHz clock rates (1600MHz data rate)
• Four Gigabit Ethernet MACs with interface options (GMII/RGMII/SGMII/QSGMII)
• High-performance security engines
• Four PCI-e 2.0 ports (two x4 ports can be configured to Quad x1 – up to 16 lanes)
• Three USB 2.0 ports
• Two SATA 2.0 ports
• Up to 16 high speed Marvell SERDES lanes with multi functionality (PCI-e, SATA, SGMII, QSGMII)
• Advanced power management
• NOR, NAND, SPI, SDIO, UART, I2C, TDM interfaces, etc.
Shared L2/SRAM
2MB
Packets Deposit
Pre fetch
4 x V7
CPU,
w/FPU
@1.6GHz
Coherency Fabric
4 x GbE/
QSGMII
System Crossbar
2 x SATA II
Secured
Boot
Advanced
Power Mng.
DDR3/DDR3L
Controller
32/64 bits
+ ECC
Device Bus
NAND, SPI,
UARTs,
12C, SDIO
16 lanes SERDES
4 x IDMA
4 x XOR
PCI-e 2.0
x4/quad
x1
PCI-e 2.0
x4
PCI-e 2.0
x4/quad
x1
PCI-e 2.0
x4
Security
Engine
TDM I/F
32 VoIP
Channels
3 x USB 2.0
Host/Dev
USB Phy x3
Fig 1. ARMADA XP Block Diagram
Marvell Quad-Core ARMADA XP Series SoC
ARMADA XP SERIES
MODEL
MV78230
MV78260
MV78460
2 Core
2 Core
4 Core
1MB
1MB
2MB
32bits+ECC
64/32bits+ECC
64/32bits+ECC
1 unit x4 or quad x1
1 unit x4
2 unit x4 or quad x1
1 unit x4
2 unit x4 or quad x1
2 unit x4
3 Ports
4 Ports
4 Ports
7 Lanes
PCI-e/SGMII/SATA/QSGMII/ETM
12 Lanes
PCI-e/SGMII/SATA/QSGMII/ETM
16 Lanes
PCI-e/SGMII/SATA/QSGMII/ETM
16-bit
32-bit
32-bit
• CPU
• L2 Cache
• DDR3/DDR3L
• PCI-e 2.0
• Gigabit Ports
• SERDES Lanes
• Local Bus
COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
Marvell offers complete development platforms for ARMADA XP series SoCs, enabling customers to start system
development without waiting for their own hardware. Complete reference design platforms include software drivers
and board support packages for Linux, VxWorks and BSD, to help accelerate customer product development cycles.
Gigabit
Ethernet
Mirror Card
Ethernet
PHY
Debug Port
Gigabit
Ethernet
Marvell
ARM v7
CPU Core
32K-I, 32K-D
32/64-bit DRAM
Marvell
ARM v7
CPU Core
32K-I, 32K-D
1 MB L2
Cache
DDR3
Memory
+ ECC Option
Device Bus
NOR/NAND/
SPI Flash
USB Port
Software
Upgrade Port
HDLCBackup Link
Control Plane
Line Cards
and Modules
Gigabit
Ethernet Switch
Gigabit
Ethernet
Coherency Fabric
MV78260
Backplane
Advanced
Power
Management
Gigabit EthernetRemote Host Management
PCI-e
Gen 2.0
x1/x4
IO Modules &
Line Cards
(e.g DSLAM)
TWSI UART
Serial Ports
PCI-e
Gen 2.0
x1/x4
IO Modules &
Line Cards
(e.g DSLAM)
Supports up to 8 modules and line cards
Fig 2. ARMADA XP - System Implementation in Networking Applications
THE MARVELL ADVANTAGE: Marvell chipsets come with complete reference designs which include board layout designs, software,
manufacturing diagnostic tools, documentation, and other items to assist customers with product evaluation and production. Marvell’s
worldwide field application engineers collaborate closely with end customers to develop and deliver new leading-edge products for quick
time-to-market. Marvell utilizes world-leading semiconductor foundry and packaging services to reliably deliver high-volume and low-cost
total solutions.
ABOUT MARVELL: Marvell is a leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell’s diverse product portfolio includes
switching, transceiver, communications controller, processor, wireless, power management, and storage solutions that power the entire
communications infrastructure, including enterprise, metro, home, storage, and digital entertainment solutions. F
or more information, visit our
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