108-Gb/s Integrated Ethernet Multilayer Switch

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Highly integrated multilayer switch designed to address new and emerging service provider networking applications.
The BCM56685 is part of Broadcom's seventh-generation StrataXGS® product line. The BCM56685 offers the right combination of cost-effective Carrier Ethernet technology, with the ability to deliver outstanding system solutions for broadband access equipment. With its 2.5 Gb/s interfaces, the BCM56685 is tailored for direct interfaces to GPON ports and dense DSL line cards, minimizing total system power, board area and solution cost.


  • Seventh generation of Broadcom switch technology, supporting switching and routing
  • Nonblocking architecture, line rate for all packet sizes
  • Highly integrated, purpose-built solution for next-generation DSL and PON access equipment
  • Delivers the most popular existing and emerging transport protocols in a flexible implementation for protocol bridging applications


  • Carrier and Service Provider Servers (switching)

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