Network Processor Families Overview

Mellanox network processors enable system vendors to deliver solutions that are cost effective as well as power and board-space efficient, that can easily adapt to changing market requirements. Mellanox network processors are available as ICs or installed in platforms/appliances. Software development kits and sample applications are available.

Indigo (NPS) Family


A game-changing high-speed network processor that merges NPU performance with CPU flexibility and ease of programmability. The C-programmable Indigo network processor with support for all 7-layers will enable the next wave of high-performance smart carrier and data-center networks based on SDN, NFV and virtualized functions.

Includes the Indigo NPS-400 400Gb/s network processor.

NP Family (NP-5, NP-4, NPA)

Highly-flexible network processors with integrated traffic management targeting Carrier Ethernet Switches and Routers (CESR) and other platforms that require high performance, flexible packet processing and fine-grained traffic management. Mellanox NP products scale with performance from a few to hundreds of Gigabits per second with integrated ports of 1, 10, 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet.
Includes the NP-5, NP-4, and NPA families of network processors.