Highly Configurable Topology for SoC Connectivity

The Arm CoreLink Network Interconnect offers highly configurable topology with network-on-chip type properties for building high-performance, optimized, AMBA-compliant SoC connectivity. CoreLink Network Interconnect is configurable across a wide range of applications, from a single bridge component to a complex infrastructure.

Features and Benefits

Configurable by Design

The CoreLink Network Interconnect is a highly configurable low latency IP that can be optimized to suit the requirements of a complex SoC using the AMBA protocols.

Support for the Latest AMBA Protocols

Interfaces are fully configurable between AXI4, AXI3, AHB-Lite and APB. Connectivity to cache coherent systems is supported with the CoreLink CCI family.

Companion to Cache Coherent Interconnects

The CoreLink NIC-400 can be used together with the CoreLink CCI-400 Cache Coherent Interconnect to extend I/O coherency to larger numbers of masters.

Flexible Topology Adapting to System Requirements

A wide configuration space and flexible topology allows the interconnect to adapt to the system requirements and SoC floor plan. The product can scale from a simple one input one output bridge, all the way up to an SoC wide interconnect with over 100 interfaces. 

CoreLink Network Interconnect Family

CoreLink NIC-400
CoreLink NIC-400

Fully configurable, hierarchical, low latency, low power connectivity for AMBA 4 AXI4, AXI3, AHB-Lite and APB interfaces. Also, scalable for multiple applications from simple single core designs, up to large coherent systems as a companion to CoreLink CCI and CCN coherent interconnects.

CoreLink NIC-450
CoreLink NIC-450

All CoreLink NIC-400 features, plus a library of key interconnect IP for building a scalable and configurable network interconnect, and tooling automation flow using CoreLink Creator to accelerate configuration, and more.

CoreLink Creator
CoreLink Creator

CoreLink Creator with its harvesting flows and enhanced tooling environment provides significant improvements to configure NICs, which decreases time to market. It is included in CoreLink NIC-450.

Use Cases

Where Innovation and Ideas Come to Life

Computational storage, also known as in-situ processing or in-storage compute, is an example of a smart storage application that benefits from the flexible, low-latency, low-power connectivity offered by the CoreLink Network Interconnect family.

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Still unsure which CoreLink CCN product is right for your SoC project? Talk to an Arm expert and learn more.

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CoreLink Network Interconnect  Resources

Everything you need to know to make the right decision for your project. Includes technical documentation, industry insights, and where to go for expert advice.


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