Broadcom announces new multiport 10 Gb ethernet switch for embedded connectivity - Embedded.com

Broadcom announces new multiport 10 Gb ethernet switch for embedded connectivity

Broadcom Corporation has added a new family of 10 Gigabit multiport Ethernet switches to its StrataConnect switch portfolio. The new system-on-chip (SoC) family is designed to improve and future proof control plane and data plane connectivity by combining 1G, 2.5G, and 10G performance and diverse and flexible input/outputs (I/Os) at very low power consumption.

To provide Layer 2 connectivity for 4G LTE, storage, micro-server and SMB markets, the BCM534xx StrataConnect family of products offers high performance and low latency, 160 gigabits per second (Gbps) total bandwidth, and 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) I/O that can be flexibly configured for diverse applications. When coupled with Broadcom's market leading PHYs, this new SoC family enables new generations of cost effective SMB switches either to aggregate uplinks or connect 802.11ac Wave 2 access points.

The new Broadcom switch provides low-power capabilities ideal for product application areas such as SMB 10G aggregation switching, 802.11ac access point switching and high-capacity embedded Layer 2 connectivity.

The BCM534xx family integrates an ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and 10 Gigabit SerDes, consolidating the functions of multiple chips onto a single chip, resulting in dramatic improvements across the systems from heat, to cost, to power. By leveraging Broadcom's unified APIs for software reuse, the SoCs enable faster time-to-market, and integrated IPv6 support helps customers future-proof the network for next-generation datacenters.

Key Features of the BCM5340x and BCM5341x Switches

  • 160 Gbps Switching Capacity Bandwidth
  • Optional integrated ARM Cortex A9 CPU
  • Integrated 10G SerDes with diverse I/O for multiple configurations
  • Advanced single-stage ContentAware Engine for ACLs and QoS
  • Timestamping support with 1588 TC and SyncE
  • Low-power Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) support
  • Enterprise-class L2/L2+ scalability

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