24 GbE Ports + Two 1-GbE Uplink Ports + Two 2.5-GbE Stacking Ports

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Single-chip solution with a high-performance 32-bit MIPS CPU and 28 GbE ports, where two of the GbE ports can also be run as 2.5-Gb uplinks.
The BCM56214 is the sixth generation of the highly integrated and cost-effective Broadcom StrataXGS® product line. With high integration and high-port density, the BCM56214 is ideal for enterprise applications in stand-alone and stackable configurations.


  • Traffic prioritization to and from CPU
  •  Internal 32-bit 133-MHz ~ 266-MHZ bus to switch
  •  Fully integrated packet buffer
  •  Advanced TCAM-based ContentAware™ engine


  • Carrier and Service Provider Servers (switching)
  • Enterprise WLAN
  • DSLAMs
  • Line Cards
  • Metropolitan Packet Aggregation
  • Switches
  • EDGE and Terabit Routers

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