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Deliver the highest class of expander scalability and performance available. Enabled for the latest 12Gb/s SAS and SATA specifications, the SAS35x40 supports T-10 zoning across 255 zones, port mirroring, spread spectrum clocking, and twelve I2C interfaces for enclosure management and debugging. DataBolt bandwidth optimizer technology aggregates bandwidth to provide 12Gb/s SAS performance to the host when using 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SATA end devices, making it ideal for high-capacity and other storage applications. The 35x40 expander is supported by an industry-leading Software Development Kit (SDK) and tool suite for easy integration, de-bug and troubleshooting.
 
  • Enable higher enclosure capacities through 40 PHY edge expansion
  • Provide high device throughput with SAS and SATA support up to 12Gb/s, including wide port support
  • Aggregated bandwidth provides higher total performance with DataBolt technology
  • Lowest power utilization expander and industry-leading SerDes for performance and robustness
 
Broadcom's BCM7325 is a single-channel, multiformat high-definition satellite receiver chip that enables manufacturers to develop low-cost satellite Set-top Boxes (STBs).
 
Broadcom’s BCM7325 System on a Chip (SoC) enables functionality for Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) Set-top Boxes and supports multiple formats including the DVB-S, DVB-S2 and 8PSK standards. With capabilities that go beyond current DVB-S2 silicon implementations for both integration and performance, the BCM7325 offers STB manufacturers a significantly lower-cost solution for the development of DVB-S2-capable Set-top Boxes. The BCM7325 is built around previous generations of Broadcom digital cable and satellite STB chips and technology, so service providers that deploy Set-top Boxes designed around the BCM7325 can cost-effectively provide their subscribers with advanced HD television viewing features and improved picture quality.
The NL88650 Knowledge-Based Processor (KBP) performs high-speed operations on large rule databases for a wide range of telecommunications applications, including enterprise switches and routers. It provides network awareness and enables real-time modifications and updates to the routing configuration, making it ideal for packet classification, policy enforcement and forwarding. 
 
This family of KBPs addresses next-generation classification needs through high-performance, parallel decisions and improved entry storage capabilities. Up to four parallel operations allow the device to reach several Billion Decisions Per Second (BDPS).  Embedded Error Correction Circuitry (ECC) improves system testability and operational reliability. The key processing unit (KPU) and the context Buffer (CB) enable efficient interface transfers with flexible search key construction. 
 
This KBP seamlessly connects to the Arad BCM88650.
The BCM60500 HomePlug® AV2 powerline device delivers carrier-grade reliability and Gigabit-class speeds over home electrical wiring.
 
Broadcom’s BCM60500 HomePlug AV2 device can achieve physical layer rates of up to 1.5 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) over a home's existing electrical wiring. The device enables simultaneous multiroom HDTV distribution, low-latency real-time online 3D gaming and whole-home Internet coverage. Broadcom's BCM60500 is part of Broadcom’s complete line of Adaptive Home Network solutions that integrate with Wi-Fi, set-top box, gateway and TV platforms for superior in-home Internet coverage and reliability.
Broadcom's NL71024 and NL7512 products are a family of processors designed to provide classification in enterprise, metro and wide-area networking platforms.
 
These devices offer the ability to store up to 512K 36-bit IPv4 routes with advanced search rates.
Dual 40-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) PPI-to-XLAUI (40-Gigabit electrical interface) PHY that incorporates an electronic dispersion compensation (EDC) equalizer supporting SR4, LR4 and copper CR4 line-card applications.
 
The BCM84784 is a multirate PHY targeted for QSFP+ modules. The BCM84784 is fully compliant with the 40-GbE SR4, LR4 and copper CR4 standards and also supports backward-compatible 8-by-10/1 GbE per lane, per the IEEE 802.3ae.

The BCM82332 is a physical layer device that supports 10G, 40G and 100G Ethernet.

In 100G mode, the device gearboxes four lanes of 25Gb/s data into a standard 10 by 10Gb/s CAUI bus. In retimer mode, the BCM82332 retimes 12 lanes of 10Gb/s data supporting three 40G Ethernet ports, twelve 10G Ethernet ports, or a mix thereof. This 12-lane structure is specifically designed to interoperate with Broadcom’s Trident 2+ high-density switch. The 25Gb/s, line side, interface is fully compliant with the 100G Ethernet IEEE802.3ba and IEEE802.3bj standards including support for IEEE CL73 (Autoneg), CL91 (FEC) and CL92 (Transmit Training).

The BCM7335 is a high-definition PVR satellite System on a Chip for Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) Set-top Boxes.
 
Broadcom’s BCM7335 is a satellite System on a Chip (SoC) Set-top Box (STB) solution with PVR functionality that supports worldwide standards for Direct Broadcast Satellite STBs based on DVB-S2, DVB-S and 8PSK, and is backward compatible with the DVB-S standards. The BCM7335 is built around previous generations of Broadcom digital cable and satellite STB chips and technology, so service providers that deploy Set-top Boxes designed around the BCM7335 can cost-effectively provide their subscribers with advanced HD television viewing features, improved picture quality and PVR functionality.
 
Implements the one- and two-stream 802.11ac specification to enable speeds up to 433 and 867 Mb/s, respectively, and is backward compatible with Not Recommended for New Design 802.11b/g/a/n devices.
 
This product family is used as client devices in smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, digital televisions, PC products and other products requiring small size and low-power connectivity solutions. Each product has a single-chip dual-band transceiver that integrates all the major functional blocks in a complete 802.11ac wireless subsystem, including radio, baseband and MAC, along with, depending on customer application requirements, Bluetooth and FM radio. These highly integrated solutions provide the increased coverage and throughput performance required for high-quality video and media applications in the home and enterprise and can be added to any end product regardless of the application processor used.
Broadcom’s BCM7572 is a DTA cable Set-top Box System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution for cable service providers to transition analog subscribers directly to HD programming.
 
Broadcom’s BCM7572 is a DTA cable Set-top Box System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution for cable service providers to transition analog subscribers directly to high-definition programming. The SoC provides the network capacity that operators require to provide additional HD content. The BCM7572 reduces the manufacturer's overall Bill-of-Materials (BOM) cost.
Octal-channel 10-GbE SFI-to-XFI (10-Gigabit serial electrical interface) PHY that incorporates an electronic dispersion compensation (EDC) equalizer supporting SFP+ line card applications with integrated IEEE 1588 timestamping.
 
The BCM84780 is a multirate PHY targeted for SMF, MMF or copper twin-ax applications interfacing to both limiting-based and linear-based SFP+ and SFP modules. The BCM84780 is fully compliant with the 10-GbE IEEE 802.3aq standard and also supports 1000Base-X for 1-GbE operation.
Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) Framer Interface Level 5 (SFI-5.2/XLAUI/OTL3.4/STL256.4) multiplexer (MUX) for use in 300-pin MSA 40 Gb/s modules.
 
The BCM84146 has an OIF-SFI-5.2/XLAUI/OTL3.4/STL256.4-compliant four-bit wide receive system data interface with a deskew channel operating from 2.488 Gb/s to 2.788 Gb/s. The device multiplexes and precodes data to the serial transmitter (operating from 39.8 Gb/s to 44.6 Gb/s). There is an additional deskew lane for the SFI-5.2/XLAUI/OTL3.4/STL256.4 interface.
Communications device targeted for applications in switching control and management, and residential router/gateway.
The BCM4707/4708/4709 family includes the BCM4707, BCM4708 and BCM4709. At the center of the device is a high-performance 1 GHz ARM® Cortex™-A9 dual-core with a 32 KB four-way set associative instruction cache, a 32 KB four-way set associative data cache and a 128-entry translation lookaside buffer (TLB). Enhanced CPU memory subsystem architecture provides increased system performance. The device uses 40 nm technology.

The ExpressLane™ PEX 8664 device offers 64 PCI Express Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s) lanes, capable of configuring up to 16 flexible ports. The switch conforms to the PCI Express Base Specification, rev 2.0. The 64-lane switch enables users to add scalable, high bandwidth, non-blocking interconnection to a wide variety of applications including servers, communications, storage, blade servers, and embedded systems. The PEX 8664 supports the PCI-SIG defined Multicast protocol for PCI Express as well as Multi-root architecture supporting up to five upstream ports. The PEX 8664 also features an on-chip Non-Transparent port for dual-host and failover applications, as well as four on-chip Hot-Plug controllers, allowing users to implement single-chip solutions. The device is hardware configurable and software programmable, allowing users to tailor their port configurations and QoS operating characteristics to suit their application requirements. The PEX 8664 is offered in a 35 x 35mm 1156-ball FCBGA. This device is available in lead-free packaging. This device supports Access Control Services (ACS).

45G serial-to-SFI-5.2/XLAUI/OTL3.4/STL256.4 demultiplexer (demux) for use in 300-pin 40G modules.
 
The BCM84145 has an Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) SFI-5.2/XLAUI/OTL3.4/STL256.4-compliant four-bit wide transmit system data interface with a deskew channel operating from 2.488 Gb/s to 2.788 Gb/s. The BCM84145 has two Clock and Data Recovery (CDR) circuits that recover the clock and data from the received signals, and then demultiplexes and transmits the data on the SFI-5.2/XLAUI/OTL3.4/STL256.4 interface. There is an additional deskew lane for the SFI-5.2/XLAUI/OTL3.4/STL256.4 interface. The CDR and demultiplexer are fully integrated. The data is recovered by the integrated CDR. The recovered data is interleaved to the SFI-5.2/XLAUI/OTL3.4/STL256.4 interface along with a deskew channel copying data sequentially from each data channel. The SFI-5.2/XLAUI/OTL3.4/STL256.4 timing clock is generated from the recovered clock. The extracted data can optionally be fed to a PRBS detector.
 
Broadcom’s BCM7422 is a dual high-definition Set-top Box System-on-a-Chip video gateway solution.
 
Broadcom’s BCM7422 is a dual HD Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) video gateway solution. The BCM7422 achieves high levels of performance and integration, reducing power consumption and lowering overall costs.
 
Designed for connecting multiple targets and hosts, the SAS35x24R expander provides high performance expansion for the most demanding storage applications in a small footprint. DataBolt bandwidth optimizer technology aggregates bandwidth to provide 12Gb/s SAS performance to the host when using 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SATA end devices, making it ideal for high-capacity and other storage applications. Optimized for server backplanes with limited space, this 24-port expander’s scalability, fault tolerance, and software support will make your storage applications perform like never before. The 35x24R expander is supported by an industry-leading Software Development Kit (SDK) and tool suite for easy integration, de-bug and troubleshooting.
 
  • Enable higher enclosure capacities through 24 PHY edge expansion
  • Provide high device throughput with SAS and SATA support up to 12Gb/s, including wide port support
  • Aggregated bandwidth provides higher total performance with DataBolt technology
  • Lowest power utilization expander and industry-leading SerDes for performance and robustness
Whether you’re building external storage systems, or outfitting servers, the SAS 3008 provides choices for storage optimization by enhancing direct-attached storage (DAS) solutions. This high-performance I/O controller supports T-10 data protection model and optical support, PCIe hot plugging, and up to 1,000 connected devices.
 
  • Capitalize on the wide bandwidth of eight PCI Express 3.0 lanes with SAS transfer rates of up to 12Gb/s and SATA rates up to 6Gb/s
  • Extend existing end-user investments with DataBolt technology, which provides the benefits of 12Gb/s SAS with existing 6Gb/s drive devices.
  • Increase value with integrated support for RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, and 10 while providing support for additional MegaRAID options
  • Deliver more than million IOPS and 6,000 MB/s throughput performance
 
Broadcom’s BCM7019 is a Set-top Box (STB) solution for operators in emerging markets.
The BCM7019 is a single-chip, multi-format HD cable STB solution featuring high levels of integration including dual 866MHz cable tuners, 3D user interfaces and Euro/DOCSIS® 2.0-compatible modems with 3.0 channel bonding over four downstream channels. This level of integration and performance enables worldwide service providers to offer connectivity, HDTV programming and advanced 3D user interfaces to their subscribers while significantly reducing power requirements, complexity and overall bill of materials (BOM) cost.
High-bandwidth 1 GbE/10 GbE/40 GbE multilayer Ethernet switch designed for access and aggregation deployments.
 
The BCM56545 is a truly converged platform for enterprise and data center fixed/stackable applications and delivers 170 Gb/s of line-rate performance. Built on the proven StrataXGS® architecture, the BCM56545 brings groundbreaking innovations into the enterprise wiring closet. With the Broadcom AppAware™ engine, the BCM56545 enables ubiquitous traffic visualization and application-based flow, QoS and management capabilities cost-effectively.
The BCM82328 is a low-power, low-latency PHY integrating retimer and equalizer functions supporting 40-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10GbE applications.
 
In 40G mode, the BCM82328 supports two full-duplex 40GbE ports (XLPPI-to-XLAUI/KR4) for SR4, LR4, and copper CR4 QSFP+ line-card applications. In 10G mode, the BCM82328 supports eight full-duplex 10GbE ports (SFI-to-XFI/KR) for SR, LR and copper CR SFP+ line-card applications. 
 
  The BCM82328 was designed in 28nm CMOS technology to provide a low-power and low-latency solution with integrated AC-Coupling capacitors for direct interfacing to Broadcom Trident switch products. 
 
  
 
  The BCM82328 is available in 17mm x 17mm, 1mm pitch, 256-pin BGA, RoHS-compliant package.

The ExpressLane™ PEX 8712 is a 12-lane, 3-port, PCIe Gen 3 switch device developed on 40nm technology. PEX 8712 offers Multi-Host PCI Express switching capability that enables users to connect multiple hosts to their respective endpoints via scalable, high-bandwidth, non-blocking interconnection to a wide variety of applications including servers, storage, communications, and graphics platforms. The PEX 8712 is well suited for fan-out, aggregation, and peer-to-peer traffic patterns. Included is PLX's proprietary visionPAK debug software, which allows, for example, internal receive-eye observation after equalization and access to the devices' internal debug registers thus enabling faster time to market.

100 Gb/s "gearbox" PHY that multiplexes and demultiplexes four 25 Gb/s channels to/from ten 10 Gb/s channels supporting Ethernet and Optical Transport Networking (OTN).
 
The BCM84793 is compliant with the IEEE 802.3ba standard for 100 GbE and ITU OTL 4.4 signalling as well as 40 GbE, OTL 3.4 and OTL 4.10. The line interface supports four bidirectional lanes at 25.78125/27.952493 Gb/s for 100 GbE/OTL4.4 applications. It can also be configured to support two groups of four bidirectional lanes as well as 10 bidirectional lanes at 10.3125 to 11.18 Gb/s for 40G and 100G repeater applications. The system interface only supports 10 bidirectional lanes or two groups of four bidirectional lanes at 10.3125 to 11.18 Gb/s.
Broadcom's BCM7346 is a single-chip, dual-tuner, multiformat, high-definition AVC satellite Set-top-Box (STB) solution.
 
Broadcom’s BCM7346 is a single-chip, dual-tuner multiformat HD AVC satellite STB solution featuring an integrated Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) 1.1 core that enables service providers to deploy multiroom DVR while reducing cost and power requirements. The BCM7346 allows multiple users to store, time shift or access content from media servers or residential gateways for playback on STBs anywhere in the home, driving the transition to a more connected and interactive home network environment that also reduces the power, complexity and overall cost for the solution provider.
 
Broadcom has extended the reach of PCIe for use as a fabric for data center and cloud computing through its ExpressFabric initiative and platform of hardware and software. ExpressFabric can eliminate expensive bridging devices within the rack, such as adapter cards that translate native PCIe to Ethernet and back to PCIe. Yet ExpressFabric works seamlessly with other standards used within the rack and in rack-to-rack connectivity.
 
The industry-first ExpressFabric platform enables high performance, low latency, scalable, cost-effective fabric capabilities based on Gen3 PCI Express. The platform provides the ability to share I/O with standard SR-IOV or multifunction devices, and to enable multiple hosts to reside on a single PCIe-based network using standard PCIe enumeration – a capability not previously available on PCIe devices. The hosts communicate through Ethernet-like DMA, and do so using standard hosts, end-points, and application software.

The ExpressLane™ PEX8717 is a 16-lane, 10-port, PCIe Gen3 switch device developed using 40nm process node. PEX8717 offers PCI Express switching capability that enables users to create up to 9 downstream ports with varying widths including native x2. Today's processor south bridges offer x1 or x4 PCIe lanes, where x1 often does not provide enough bandwidth and x4's sheer size could waste valuable PCIe lanes. The introduction of a PLX native PCIe x2 interface, allows for optimal- or matching-bandwidth needed for new SATA, USB and SSD endpoints. Due to their backwards compatibility, designing with PCIe Gen3 switches in mixed (Gen1, Gen2 and Gen3) systems allows designers to future-proof their designs for full Gen3 enablement when migrating to next-generation end-points. The PEX8717 is well suited for fan-out, aggregation, and peer-to-peer traffic patterns. Included is PLX's proprietary visionPAK™ debug software, which allows, for example, internal receive-eye observation after equalization and access to the devices' internal debug registers thus enabling faster time to market.

Designed for connecting multiple targets and hosts, and featuring a small footprint, the SAS3x28R expander provides high performance expansion for the most demanding storage applications. DataBolt bandwidth optimizer technology aggregates bandwidth to provide 12Gb/s SAS performance to the host when using 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SATA end devices, making it ideal for high-capcity and other storage applications. Optimized for server backplanes with limited space, this 28-port expander’s scalability, fault tolerance, and software support will make your storage applications perform like never before. The 3x28R expander is supported by an industry-leading Software Development Kit (SDK) and tool suite for easy integration, de-bug and troubleshooting.
 
  • Enable higher enclosure capacities through 28 PHY edge expansion
  • Provide high device throughput with SAS and SATA support up to 12Gb/s, including wide port support
  • Leverage DataBolt technology to aggregate bandwidth from lower-speed drives for higher total performance
  • Ensure ample enclosure bandwidth through 2MB of integrated RAM and an ARM Cortex-R4 300 MHz processor

The ExpressLane™ PEX8718 is a 16-lane, 5-port, PCIe Gen3 switch device developed on 40nm technology. PEX8718 offers PCI Express switching capability that enables users to connect a host to the endpoints via scalable, high-bandwidth, non-blocking interconnection to a wide variety of applications including servers, storage, communications, and graphics platforms. In addition to the lanes and ports, the device offers one NT port and clock isolation capability. Due to their backwards compatibility, designing with PCIe Gen3 switches in mixed (Gen1, Gen2 and Gen3) systems allows designers to future-proof their designs for full Gen3 enablement when migrating to next-generation end-points. The PEX8718 is well suited for fan-out, aggregation, and peer-to-peer traffic patterns. Included is PLX's proprietary visionPAK debug software, which allows, for example, internal receive-eye observation after equalization and access to the devices' internal debug registers thus enabling faster time to market.

Broadcom's BCM4550 satellite channel stacker solution is a fully integrated satellite Outdoor Unit (ODU) solution to support Full-Band Capture (FBC) technology.
 
Broadcom's BCM4550 with integrated Full-Band Capture digital-tuning technology minimizes satellite TV installation costs and complexity, delivering single-wire architecture into the home. Enabling design efficiency and scalable bandwidth to operators, Broadcom's ODU technology provides a TV-everywhere connected home experience with additional high-definition video streams, multiroom DVR and IP services.

The ExpressLane™ PEX8713 is a 12-lane, 10-port, PCIe Gen3 switch device developed using 40nm process node. PEX8713 offers PCI Express switching capability that enables users to create up to 9 downstream ports with varying widths including native x2. Today's processor south bridges offer x1 or x4 PCIe lanes, where x1 often does not provide enough bandwidth and x4's sheer size could waste valuable PCIe lanes. The introduction of a PLX native PCIe x2 interface, allows for optimal- or matching-bandwidth needed for new SATA, USB and SSD endpoints. Due to their backwards compatibility, designing with PCIe Gen3 switches in mixed (Gen1, Gen2 and Gen3) systems allows designers to future-proof their designs for full Gen3 enablement when migrating to next-generation end-points. The PEX8713 is well suited for fan-out, aggregation, and peer-to-peer traffic patterns. Included is PLX's proprietary visionPAK™ debug software, which allows, for example, internal receive-eye observation after equalization and access to the devices' internal debug registers thus enabling faster time to market.

100 Gb/s "gearbox" PHY that multiplexes and demultiplexes four 25 Gb/s channels to/from ten 10 Gb/s channels supporting Ethernet and Optical Transport Networking (OTN).
 
The BCM84790 is compliant with the IEEE 802.3ba standard for 100 GbE and ITU OTL 4.4 signalling as well as 40 GbE, OTL 3.4 and OTL 4.10. The line interface supports four bidirectional lanes at 25.78125/27.952493 Gb/s for 100 GbE/OTL4.4 applications. It can also be configured to support four bidirectional lanes at 10.3125 to 11.18 Gb/s for 40G repeater applications. The system interface only supports 10 bidirectional lanes or four bidirectional lanes at 10.3125 to 11.18 Gb/s.

The ExpressLane™ PEX8714 is a 12-lane, 5-port, PCIe Gen3 switch device developed on 40nm technology. PEX8714 offers PCI Express switching capability that enables users to connect a host to the endpoints via scalable, high-bandwidth, non-blocking interconnection to a wide variety of applications including servers, storage, communications, and graphics platforms. In addition to the lanes and ports, the device offers one NT port and clock isolation capability. Due to their backwards compatibility, designing with PCIe Gen3 switches in mixed (Gen1, Gen2 and Gen3) systems allows designers to future-proof their designs for full Gen3 enablement when migrating to next-generation end-points. The PEX8714 is well suited for fan-out, aggregation, and peer-to-peer traffic patterns. Included is PLX's proprietary visionPAK debug software, which allows, for example, internal receive-eye observation after equalization and access to the devices' internal debug registers thus enabling faster time to market.

The SBX fabric is equally applicable to the next-generation Carrier Ethernet Switch Router (CESR) and Enterprise Core modular platforms.
 
Its linear scalability allows end users to offer a family of platforms using the same fabric design and architecture. Customers can develop these platforms with a common fabric architecture and then target them to both enterprise and CESR applications with specialized line cards. For CESR applications, the SBX fabric feature set meets the stringent QoS and high-availability requirements demanded by the carriers when offering network-wide SLAs to end customers. For Enterprise Core platforms, the high density and scale of the fabric along with the QoS features address the needs of the next-generation core platforms. Complete solutions are offered along with the BCM88130 by providing a family of queuing engines and forwarding engines that offer progammability and high-density switching.
Highly integrated multilayer switch designed to address new and emerging service provider networking applications.
 
The BCM56685 is part of Broadcom's seventh-generation StrataXGS® product line. The BCM56685 offers the right combination of cost-effective Carrier Ethernet technology, with the ability to deliver outstanding system solutions for broadband access equipment. With its 2.5 Gb/s interfaces, the BCM56685 is tailored for direct interfaces to GPON ports and dense DSL line cards, minimizing total system power, board area and solution cost.

The ExpressLane™ PEX 8716 is a 16-lane, 4-port, PCIe Gen 3 switch device developed on 40nm technology. PEX 8716 offers Multi-Host PCI Express switching capability that enables users to connect multiple hosts to their respective endpoints via scalable, high-bandwidth, non-blocking interconnection to a wide variety of applications including servers, storage, communications, and graphics platforms. The PEX 8716 is well suited for fan-out, aggregation, and peer-to-peer traffic patterns. Included is PLX's proprietary visionPAK debug software, which allows, for example, internal receive-eye observation after equalization and access to the devices' internal debug registers thus enabling faster time to market.

Broadcom's BCM88470 Series, also known as the StrataDNX® Qumran-AX switch series, can help build highly scalable, feature-rich, centralized, fixed or modular aggregation switches to enable cloud-scale networking and Carrier network applications. The BCM88470 devices process up to 300 Gbps traffic, supporting up to 48 full-duplex 10G Ethernet (GE) ports, 16 full-duplex 40GE ports, or 4 full-duplex 100GE ports at Layer 2 through Layer 4 with integrated deep-buffer traffic management capabilities, and a fabric interface.
The BCM88470 series is based on the seventh generation of the Dune scalable switching product line.
It is used to build a variety of network switch solutions with flexible I/O interfaces, such as Ethernet or OTN.

The ExpressLane™ PEX 8696 device is the industry's first PCIe switch to offer 96 PCI Express Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s) lanes, capable of configuring up to 24 flexible ports. The switch conforms to the PCI Express Base Specification, rev 2.0. The 96-lane switch enables users to add scalable, high bandwidth, non-blocking interconnection to a wide variety of applications including servers, communications, storage, blade servers, and embedded systems. The PEX 8696 supports the PCI-SIG defined Multicast protocol for PCI Express as well as Multi-root architecture supporting up to eight upstream ports for backplane applications. The PEX 8696 also features an on-chip Non-Transparent port for dual-host and failover applications, as well as four on-chip Hot-Plug controllers, allowing users to implement single-chip solutions. The device is hardware configurable and software programmable, allowing users to tailor their port configurations and QoS operating characteristics to suit their application requirements. The PEX 8696 is offered in a 35 x 35mm 1156-ball FCBGA. This device is available in lead-free packaging. This device supports Access Control Services (ACS).

The Broadcom® BCM81330 is a single-chip, low-power Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM-4) PHY. It integrates equalizer and retimer functions, supporting eight full-duplex, 56-Gb/s ports for backplane applications. In the octal 56-Gb/s mode, the BCM81330 supports duplex 8× 56-Gb/s PAM-4 to 8× 56-Gb/s PAM-4 to drive Long Reach (LR) (30 dB) backplane in fabric/line cards.
 
The BCM81330 also supports multiple standard/line rate, including both PAM-4 and Non Return-to-Zero (NRZ). The BCM81330 provides forward error corrections (FECs) support. On-chip clock synthesis is performed by a single, low-cost 156.25 MHz reference clock via high-frequency, low-jitter phase-locked loops (PLLs). Individual clock recovery is performed on the device by synchronizing directly to the respective incoming data streams.
 
The BCM81330 is designed in 16-nm CMOS technology to provide a low-power solution with integrated AC-coupling capacitors. The BCM81330 is available in a 19-mm × 19-mm, 1.0-mm pitch, 324-ball BGA, RoHS-compliant package.
Broadcom's BCM88270 Series, also known as the StrataDNX® Qumran-UX switch series, can help build highly scalable, feature-rich, centralized, fixed or modular aggregation switches to enable cloud-scale networking and Carrier network applications. The BCM88270 devices process up to 120 Gbps traffic, supporting up to 28 full-duplex 1G Ethernet (GE) ports, 8 full-duplex 10GE ports or 2 full-duplex 40GE ports at Layer 2 through Layer 4 with integrated deep-buffer traffic management capabilities, and a fabric interface.
The BCM88270 series is based on the seventh generation of the Dune scalable switching product line.
It is used to build a variety of network switch solutions with flexible Ethernet port rates.
The ExpressLane™ PEX8796 is a 96-lane, 24-port, PCIe Gen3 switch device developed on 40nm technology. PEX8796 offers Multi-Host PCI Express switching capability that enables users to connect multiple hosts to their respective endpoints via scalable, high-bandwidth, non-blocking interconnection to a wide variety of applications including servers, storage, communications, and graphics platforms. In addition to high number lane/port count, the device offers two NT ports and clock isolation capability.
 
Due to their backwards compatibility, designing with PCIe Gen3 switches in mixed (Gen1, Gen2 and Gen3) systems allows designers to future-proof their designs for full Gen3 enablement when migrating to next-generation end-points. The PEX8796 is well suited for fan-out, aggregation, and peer-to-peer traffic patterns. Included is PLX's proprietary visionPAK debug software, which allows, for example, internal receive-eye observation after equalization and access to the devices' internal debug registers thus enabling faster time to market.
Broadcom's BCM7354 is a single-chip, multiformat, high-definition satellite Set-top-Box (STB) solution that enables service providers to deploy multiroom DVR while reducing cost and power requirements.
 
Broadcom’s BCM7354 is a single-chip, multiformat HD satellite STB solution featuring integrated Ethernet MII and physical layer capabilities for connectivity with Broadcom Wi-Fi and powerline solutions that enable service providers to deploy multiroom DVR while reducing cost and power requirements. The BCM7354 allows multiple users to store, time shift or access content from media servers or residential gateways for playback on STBs anywhere in the home, driving the transition to a more connected and interactive home network environment that also reduces the power, complexity and overall cost for the solution provider.
 
The BCM5871X is a series of quad-core 64-bit 2GHz ARM® v8 Cortex®-A57 communication processors targeting a broad range of networking applications including virtual CPE (vCPE) and NFV appliances, 10G service routers and gateways, control plane processing for Ethernet switches, and network attached storage (NAS). The BCM5871x combines advanced computing, networking and virtualization functions on a single SoC with the industry’s first quad-core A57 CPU delivering 34,000 DMIPS below 10 watts, providing unprecedented levels of integration and setting a new bar on performance and power efficiency.
 
The BCM5871x integrates Broadcom’s server class network interface controller with virtualization, stateless offloads, and packet processing capabilities. As result, the BCM5871X networking interfaces can be shared across various VMs, increasing productivity and bandwidth efficiency. Moreover, Broadcom’s TruFlow™ packet flow processing technology enables Open vSwitch acceleration through CPU offload helping to scale and increase VNF density, in addition to offering flexible Software-Defined Networking (SDN) provisioning and policy controls.
 
The BCM5871x SoCs are supported by Yocto-compliant Linux Development Kit (LDK) and pre-integrated Switch Development Kit (SDK) and WiFi drivers. The BCM5871x software includes support for open source projects and development models (KVM, OpenStack, Open vSwitch, OpenDaylight, DPDK, and ODP™).
A high-definition IP Set-top-Box (STB) solution enabling advanced Internet protocol digital entertainment services in a low-cost, high-performance and compact package.
 
Complementing Broadcom's family of DVR-enabled media server solutions, the BCM7231 allows solution providers to cost-effectively expand IPTV services, such as networked DVR and IP video services, for both client-server and low-cost standalone deployment models.

Features

  • Integrates 1080p60 output supporting high-quality HD programming and supports HDMI 1.4a output 
  • Support for cost-effective memory technologies incorporating high-speed DDR3 (for decoding HD content), high-capacity bulk MLC/SLC NAND, SDIO and serial NOR controller technology
  • Integrates power-management controllers and regulators, supports Energy Star® and European Code of Conduct STB requirements, and offers flexible and configurable standby and active modes of operation
  • Interfaces to a single 16-bit DDR2 or DDR3 memory device for standard- or high-definition decode respectively, representing a reduction in the printed circuit board area and bill-of-materials (BOM) cost
  • Supports compelling subscriber applications including RVU Alliance's remote user interface (RUI) technology, CEA-2014 RUI client, Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) and Adobe® Flash® Platform for TV
  • Unique HD FastRTV® channel change acceleration technology that improves channel change speeds by up to 500 percent
  • Integrates Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) technology support, enabling consumers to locate and enjoy digital content anywhere on their home network and move or stream this content between DLNA-connected devices
  • Supports a wide range of media formats including DivX, RealMedia Variable Bitrate (RMVB), China's audio video coding standard (AVS), as well as MPEG-2, AVC and VC-1

Applications

  • IPTV
  • HDTV
  • Set-Top Boxes
     

Lifecycle Status

Active

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Lifecycle Active
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Market Segment UHDTV

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