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NEURON Search™ Processor Families


The NEURON Search™ Processor family is targeted at a wide range of high performance, L2-L4 Network Search applications in Enterprise and Service Provider Infrastructure equipment. This new family supports both IPv4 and IPv6 rules and delivers 100 Million to over 1.6 Billion searches per second with guaranteed low latency.

The NEURON Search family delivers up to four times the capacity per chip enabling the replacement of four existing state-of-the-art 40 Mbit TCAMs while dramatically slashing the cost, making it ideal for a wide range of Enterprise, Data Center and Wired/Wireless Service Provider applications.

Cavium researchers took a completely different approach and developed breakthrough search technology using a range of mathematical and neural pattern recognition concepts that remove many of the critical constraints. Additionally, Cavium search technology sets the bar for silicon efficiency, improving up to two times the number of rules that can be stored per unit area leading to lower power and cost. This new cost power metrics will drive wider adoption of search technology.

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