BCM5334x Series

24-Port WebSmart GbE Switch with Four 1G/10G Uplinks, Integrated CPU and 16 Copper PHYs

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*Certain versions of this device are not available for sale in Germany or shipment to or from Germany, and these versions should not be used in any product destined for the German market.

The BCM53344 and BCM53346 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) switch family offers industry-leading integration and performance in a small footprint.
 
The device offers up to 24 multilayer Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports and a maximum of four integrated 1G and 10G SerDes transceivers, respectively, in a small package. Offering the industry's highest level of integration, the BCM53344 and 53346 have embedded 16 GbE (Physical Layers) PHYs and a powerful 400 MHz ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor. The BCM53344 and BCM53346 are ideal for cost-sensitive edge connectivity applications, such as WebSmart switches for small to medium businesses (SMB).
 
The BCM53344 and 53346 device family offers I/O configurations that address key segments of edge connectivity. To reduce the overall system cost, the device is engineered for low-power operation to enable up to 48x GbE + 4x 10GbE (or 13G stacking) designs. Furthermore, the device I/O is optimized for simplified board layout. When used with the Broadcom QSGMII PHY, both the BCM53344 and 53346 devices can be connected to the PHYs without any trace crossovers.
 

Features

  • Integrated high-performance Cortex-A9 processor
  • Highly integrated 24-port 10/100/1000 Mb/s Ethernet switch SoC
  • Embedded 16 integrated copper 10/100/1000 EEE PHYs
  • Two integrated QSGMII/1GbE interfaces
  • Non-blocking architecture, full wirespeed performance for 24x GbE and 48x GbE systems
  • Fully integrated 1.5-MB packet buffer
  • BCM53344 includes up to four GbE or two GbE + two HiGig-Duo™ cascade ports for non-blocking 48-port design
  • BCM53346 includes up to four XFI/SFI uplink/stacking ports or two XFI + two HiGig-Duo™ cascade ports

Applications

  • Home and Small Business Servers (switching)
     

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