Software (SDK) for OCTEON Multi-Core MIPS64 Processors

OCTEON Development Kits

The Marvell OCTEON® multi-core MIPS64 processor family provides a feature-rich environment for rapid development of intelligent next-generation networking and storage products.

Powerful Development Tools

  • Industry-standard GNU toolchain
  • Cycle-accurate simulator
  • ViewZilla for graphical performance analysis
  • RegEx pattern compiler for HFA Hardware Deep Packet Inspection engines on OCTEON II & III

Rich Code Infrastructure

  • OS: Linux 2.6 (SDK 2.x) for OCTEON II or Linux 3.10 (SDK 3.1.x) 64-bit SMP OS for OCTEON II &  III
  • OCTEON Simple Executive (thin data plane OS)
  • Libraries: ‘C’ acceleration libraries for compression/decompression, pattern matching, encryption/decryption, Robust Header Compression
  • BSP/Drivers: Bootloader/BSP, host drivers, PCI, diagnostics
  • Reference Software: Rich set of software-demonstrating application programming and features

Hardware Development Kits

  • Reference schematics and models to enable rapid and error-free hardware development

Development Kit (DK)

  • Our development kit (DK) includes our software development kit (SDK) and an evaluation board (EVB) for the particular OCTEON family that you plan to develop on

Evaluation and Development Boards

  • Full OCTEON hardware systems with networking and debug I/O. Enables complete application software development prior to availability of the OEM/ODM hardware

Optional Commercial Level Support

  • Marvell offers optional commercial grade support with guaranteed response times, time to initial workaround and time to final resolution, all specified as part of a commercial service level agreement. 
  • Both Annual Unlimited and Annual per Incident packages are available and include maintenance and security patch streams