BCM6838x Series

EPON/GPON Fiber Access Device Series

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Fiber access series of devices for broadband connectivity to and in the home includes a portfolio of highly integrated solutions for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPON) and Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GPON), delivering high-speed Internet, TV and telephony.
The high level of integration in the BCM6838x Series provides system vendors with cost-effective solutions to implement EPON and GPON home gateway units (HGU) and single family unit (SFU) with a single chip at low system cost.


  • Fourth-generation passive optical networking processor builds on Broadcom's proven broadband hardware and software architecture
  • Highest level of integration includes Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) PHYs, USB, SLAC, SIM card controller and a single power supply
  • Single-band or concurrent dual-band WiFi acceleration
  • Unified software environment across all Broadcom xDSL/EPON/GPON products
  • Enables lowest cost bill of materials
  • Two-layer PCB Proven software environment with more than 50 million CPEs deployed per year

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Market Segment Residential/CPE


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