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Chelsio Unified Wire for ARM based SoC Systems

We're very excited to share major milestones recently achieved by our T5 Unified Wire solution for ARM based SoC systems.

Chelsio joined ARM community as a partner. Chelsio 10/40 GbE Unified Wire adapters can be utilized in ARM based systems for providing no-compromise performance with high packet processing capacity, sub-microsecond hardware latency and high bandwidth. With full TCP/IP,  iWARP RDMA & iSCSI Offload over a single unified wire, T5 provides increased performance, efficiency and scalability while concurrently minimizing server and storage overheads. It is now possible to address all networking, clustering and storage needs using a single architecture, one firmware image, one software suite, and a single qualification effort, resulting in tremendous cost savings and ease of use.

Chelsio's Terminator Core IP is a configurable, high-performance Ethernet packet processing engine with a full suite of software, suitable as a network connectivity solution for ARM or other embedded CPU based SoC system. At the heart of the Terminator line of silicon proven Network Interface Card (NIC) controllers, Chelsio’s Core architecture is designed for low latency, high capacity cut-through processing, minimum cycles per byte (CPB) and maximum memory efficiency. It is integrated with a single system bus interface such as PCI or ACE on the host side, and one or more Ethernet ports on network side.

Chelsio announced its next generation Terminator silicon, T6.

  • Supports 1/10/25/40/50/100 GbE

  • Integrated encryption support, either in co-processor or inline mode

  • Runs T5 software AS-IS, preserving the existing software investment

  • PCI Gen3 x 16

  • ARM support

T6 can encrypt/decrypt data with or without the integrated TOE, enabling a variety of applications such as de-dupe finger print generation, concurrent data-at-rest encryption and network encryption using a single chip. When combined with the integrated traffic manager, T6 is ideally suited for secure media streaming applications.  Why have a regular cloud or datacenter if you can have a secure one at no power or price premium?  T6 enables differentiation of the end solution.

New Products

  •     Chelsio will release the complete suite of Unified Wire drivers (iSCSI Initiator & Target, iWARP RDMA, L2 NIC and TOE) supporting latest Redhat distribution for ARM based systems in source form and without a licensing fee.   

Latest Videos

Recent Publications

Chelsio added a number of News reports and white papers to its technical library, including:

  • Chelsio published a paper which provides details of the T6 architecture and the new features.
  • Chelsio published a paper outlining the T6’s crypto capabilities. Chelsio’s full offload TLS/SSL is uniquely capable of 100Gb line rate performance and supports all the most popular AES/SHA cipher suites and has efficient support for SMB 3.X encryption. Most importantly, T6 can deliver 100Gb of encryption capability in an amazingly low power envelope, even without considering the built-in NIC functionality.
  • Chelsio presented Concurrent Support of NVMe over RDMA Fabrics and established Networked Block and File Storage at Flash Memory Summit 2016. Chelsio 10/25/40/50/100GbE Adapters provide concurrent support for NVMe-oF, SMB 3.X, NFSoRDMA, iSCSI and FCoE and deliver high Bandwidth and IOPS using NVMe backing store.

Learn More

·         See a complete list of recent Chelsio newsletters here.

·         See a complete list of recent Chelsio white papers here.

·         See a complete list of Chelsio performance reports here.

·         See a complete list of Competitive Analysis reports here.

·         See a complete list of Videos here.

·         See a complete list of Webinars here.

In the Wild

14 Views from the Flash Summit – Chelsio offloading NVMe over fabrics from host processor.

Hot Storage Technology Comes Alive in NVMe Solutions Lab – Chelsio’s iWARP RDMA provides a plug-and-play NMVe over fabric solution and established networked block and file storage.

The Birth of Faster Storage – NVMeF arrays, with Chelsio iWARP Adapters provide huge amount of fast and efficient NVMe storage.

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Shows and Conferences


Chelsio participated or will participate at

 Flash Memory Summit, Santa Clara, Aug. 9-11

Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, Sep. 19-22
City, Sep. 20

ArmTechCon, Santa Clara,            Oct. 25-27


Latest Software and Drivers


T5 Unified Wire v2.12.0.3 for Linux

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