Freescale Simplifies Software-Defined Networking Implementations with New, OpenFlow™-Compatible Software Integrated on QorIQ

  Freescale Simplifies Software-Defined Networking Implementations with New,
  OpenFlow™-Compatible Software Integrated on QorIQ Multicore Processors

Comprehensive VortiQa SDN solutions running on Freescale QorIQ communications
processors streamline the creation of highly optimized SDN system-level

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- March 3, 2014

Leading the way in the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) era, Freescale
Semiconductor introduces its new VortiQa SDN solutions, which include VortiQa
open network (ON) director and switch software, optimized to run on current
and future generation Freescale QorIQ multicore communications processors.

The comprehensive software comes with pre-integrated, commercial-grade
OpenFlow-compatible data plane software to give OEMs and ODMs a jump-start in
designing high-performance, optimized SDN system-level solutions. The software
is engineered to help QorIQ customers shorten design cycles and improve the
manageability of networks, while helping network operators reduce OPEX and

“For decades, Freescale has played an important role in each networking market
transformation, and we are now uniquely positioned to help drive the
innovations in programmable networks by offering integrated solutions,
software and hardware,” said Raja Tabet, vice president of software and
systems for Freescale’s Digital Networking business. “For customers ready to
take advantage of Software-Defined Networking, Freescale’s QorIQ processors
and VortiQa SDN solutions provide an optimized SDN platform created with the
specific requirements of the SDN/NFV era in mind.”

VortiQa SDN solutions establish a primary building block for the design of
SDN/OpenFlow-compatible customer premise and enterprise network equipment such
as secure routers and gateways based on Freescale communications processors.
Networking solutions for data center and cloud deployments including private,
public and hybrid clouds will also benefit.

The VortiQa SDN solution is compatible with the OpenFlow 1.3.X open standard
and extends to cover protocols Layer 4 and above. In addition to dedicated
data plane software, the solution includes an embedded SDN controller
implemented in C language for compact embedded designs, and is supported with
applications including Linux^® IPsec and others. VortiQa SDN solutions are
optimized and validated on Freescale processors before they are delivered to
customers to enhance customer time-to-market, and are backed with commercial
support and services.

“ONF member companies are actively driving the commercial adoption of open SDN
and supporting the needs of end users, both through organization involvement
and their own product development,” said Dan Pitt, executive director of the
Open Networking Foundation. “In particular, software development has been an
area of high demand with the progression of the open SDN movement, and we in
ONF are charged up to see our member companies addressing this industry need.”

VortiQa open network (ON) director and switch software works today with
current generation QorIQ processors, and for optimal software reuse, support
is planned for future QorIQ platforms based on the software-aware,
core-agnostic Layerscape architecture.

Freescale: An ONF leader

As a longtime market leader in providing comprehensive solutions to the
networking and communications industries, Freescale is an active participant
in the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and is contributing to the
organization’s Chipmakers' Advisory Board. Central to the SDN paradigm, the
OpenFlow protocol offers new levels of flexibility and interoperability for
network operators by providing a standardized, programmable interface for
dynamically managing networking traffic from network-wide control points. One
of the only silicon vendors directly participating in ONF PlugFest events,
Freescale is contributing to the development of OpenFlow extensions to cover
Layer 4 – Layer 7 protocols.

At the Open Networking Summit this week in Santa Clara, Calif., Freescale will
demonstrate QorIQ processors using VortiQa SDN solutions and the exceptional
capabilities of its multicore architecture.


Freescale’s VortiQa open network (ON) director and switch software is planned
for availability in March, 2014. Contact your local Freescale Sales
representative for more information.

About Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor(NYSE: FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing
solutions, providing industry-leading products that are advancing the
automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors
and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity –
our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world
greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and
end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next
generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical
devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based
inAustin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and
sales operations around the

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