OCTEON TX CN82XX and 83XX 8 to 24 64-bit Arm-Based SOC

Multi-core 64-bit Arm based SOCs for control plane and data plane applications in networking, security, and storage


The OCTEON TX® CN82XX/CN83XX families of multi-core processors target integrated routers, security appliances, storage controllers, storage appliances, SD-WAN, vCPE, control plane for routers and switches, SDN and data center accelerators,and the virtualized storage, and virtualized cable and wireless infrastructure markets. The families include many software and pin-compatible processors, with eight to 24 64-bit ARMv8 cores on a highly integrated SoC that includes a rich set of I/Os --- up to 3x40GbE,12x10GbE and 12x1GbE controllers, PCIe Gen3, USB 3.0, and up to 6x SATA 3.0 along with our most advanced networking and security application hardware acceleration.

Key Features

  • Up to 24 custom designed 64-bit ARMv8 ThunderX cores at 2.2GHz per core with large 78K/32K L1 cache and shared up to 8MB L2 cache
  • Rich I/O interfaces including DDR3/4, 40GE XLAUI, 10GE (XFI, 10G-KR, XAUI), QSGMII, SATA3.0, USB 3.0, and PCIe Gen3
  • High performance security acceleration engines without additional memory requirements
  • Low power down to 15W
  • Integrated acceleration for networking, QoS, RAID, de-dupe and multi-core scaling
  • Per Core Floating Point Unit and Hardware Virtualization
  • Up to 2 x 72b DDR 3/4; up to 2133MT/s


  • Switch control plane processors
  • NFV, vCPE
  • Control plane processors for blades/appliances and top of the rack SDN switches
  • Firewall (FW), Virtual Private Network (VPN), UTM Security Appliances
  • Integrated routers
  • Storage controllers, appliances and accelerators
  • Data center accelerators
  • Storage security/Compression appliances
  • Wireless transport and basestation