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As part of a fruitful collaboration with Arm, Marvell has developed innovative, highly flexible, and scalable embedded processors for networking, storage, and high-computing applications. Built on Marvell’s ground-breaking MoChi architecture, a virtual system-on-chip (VSoC) approach that releases the industry from the slow-down of Moore’s law, leading Arm CPU cores provide the performance, power, and ecosystem customers need while Marvell focuses on the core value propositions in modular hyperscale virtual SoC technology.  It’s a combination that has been successful for customers looking for solutions that allow rapid time to market by leveraging their investment across multiple platforms and Open Software implementations.

“At Marvell, we understand that the vast amount of data moving from devices to the edge and to the cloud requires greater accessibility at ever-increasing speeds, security and reliability. Marvell’s multi-core Arm-based SoC portfolio combined with Marvell’s Prestera® switch and Alaska® PHY families provide robust solutions that bring scalability, modularity and faster time-to-market to data center and enterprise customers. We have a rich history working with Arm, and our Arm-based SoCs have provided the foundation for the innovative Marvell ESPRESSObin™ and Marvell MACCHIATObin™ community boards. With Arm, we are working together to accelerate the networking developer communities with an expanded ecosystem and technologies previously not accessible to them. We look forward to continued collaboration with Arm to deliver best-in-class networking and storage solutions.”

Michael Zimmerman, vice president and general manager, Networking Group at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.


ARMADA® Embedded Processors Family Overview

Marvell’s portfolio of Arm-based processor solutions includes the following:

ARMADA 3700: Optimized for media-attached network storage, mobile-attached network storage, distributed cloud SSD/HDD storage, retail wifi routers, wifi repeater, and IoT hub and gateway applications, the Marvell ARMADA 3700 family of devices delivers comprehensive system-on-chip (SoC) solutions powered by single or dual Arm Cortex-A53 Armv8 high-performance CPU technology.

ARMADA 7K Family: Ideally suited for a wide range of SoHo, SMB, and enterprise class applications, the Marvell ARMADA 7K family includes a dual-core Arm Cortex-A72 in the ARMADA 7020 and a quad-core Arm Cortex-A72 in the ARMADA 7040.

ARMADA 8K Family: Devices in the Marvell ARMADA 8K family feature dual- or quad-core Arm Cortex-A72 processors and include a MCi interface that is essentially transparent to the driver, enabling a virtual system-on-chip (VSoC) and customized I/O configurations.

Marvell ESPRESSObin Community Board: Powered by the dual-core ARMADA 3700, the ESPRESSObin community board is a high-performance 64-bit dual-core networking computing platform based on Armv8 architecture.  It has low power consumption and runs up to 1.2 GHz, and is ideal for home and office networking, storage, media streaming, and IoT applications.

Marvell MACCHIATObin Community Board: Powered by the Marvell ARMADA 8040, the MACCHIATObin community board is a cost-effective and high-performance hardware platform based on open-source software for the OpenDataPlane (ODP), OpenFastPath (OFP), and Arm network functions virtualization (NFV) ecosystem communities.