Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) has collaborated with ARM (LSE: ARM) (NASDAQ: ARMH) to introduce Marvell´s ARMADA 8040 networking community board, a widely available software development platform, the company said.
Targeting OpenDataPlane (ODP), OpenFastPath (OFP) and ARM network functions virtualization (NFV) ecosystem communities, the ARMADA 8040 is based on a quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 processor and includes full CPU and I/O virtualization, a networking packet processor and connectivity. Collaboration with the software ecosystem will deliver an open source ODP platform for middleware and applications on the community board. Additionally, Marvell and ARM have partnered to offer university developer students access to ARMADA 8040 platforms.
The ARMADA 8040 is a scalable, virtual System-on-Chip (Marvell vSoC) that supports a wide range of IP appliances, secured routers, unified control and data plane applications, NFV applications, virtual CPE, enterprise applications and data center applications.
Marvell is a storage, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and multimedia semiconductor solutions company.