Unmanaged Reference Design

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Broadcom's most integrated and lowest-cost solution for eight-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


  • Unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches
  • LoopDTech™ and CableChecker™ 
- LoopDTech on/off switch and buzzer warning sound
  • Industry-first eight-port GbE switch in 65 nm process technology for the lowest power consumption
  • Third-generation Broadcom switch with Ethernet AV function with 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