Unmanaged and Managed Reference Designs

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Integrated and lowest-cost solution for seven-GbE-port unmanaged residential/SOHO gateway switches.
In addition, the reference designs provide high-quality and industry-proven software for residential/small office and home office gateway applications and enable the accelerated development of the following types of switches: -Small form factor unmanaged designs -Residential/SOHO gateway switches with support for rapid spanning tree, IGMP/MLD snooping, 802.1x, 802.1p/Q, SNMP and more


  • BCM953115R5G: Unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches with LoopDTech™  and CableChecker™, LoopDTech on/off switch and buzzer warning sound
  • BCM953115R5GM: L2-managed switch for residential/SOHO gateway with onboard BCM5836 MIPSreg; CPU, 64-MB SDRAM, 16-MB Flash and a WAN port RJ-45 connection
  • Industry-first 7-port GbE switch with TCAM-based ACL for packet classification and filtering
  • Broadcom's lowest-power switch with Ethernet AV functions such as guaranteed latency, guaranteed BW and synchronous timing


  • Home and Small Business Servers (switching)

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28nm Octal 25G/28G Unidirectional Repeater


28nm Octal 25G/28G Bidirectional Repeater

NL/NLA12000 Family

NLA1200 Heterogeneous Knowledge-Based Processors with NetRoute™ Technology