In today’s increasingly complex and interconnected world, SoC performance requirements are influenced by existing as well as evolving and emerging applications. Continued consolidation of the functionality required to meet performance and cost targets has led TI to re-examine many of the basic building blocks of existing SoC solutions. TI’s new multicore, multilayer SoC architecture will power a family of devices targeted at advanced communications infrastructure applications, such as those found in carrier networks and wireless base stations. These devices are based on a flexible and comprehensive multicore architecture and incorporate a software ecosystem that eases programming burdens while providing shortened development time.