12-Port 10-GbE and Eight-Port HiGig™ and Four-Port GbE Multilayer Switch

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12-port 10GbE multilayer switch with eight HiGig™ ports and four Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports; each of the HiGig/10-GbE ports can also support 1 GbE, 2.5 GbE or 10 GbE, as well as HiGig2™ protocol.
The BCM56820 supports line rate, full-duplex switching for 252+ Gb/s and has built-in Layer 2, VLAN and Layer 3 tables with 10 Quality-of-Service (QoS) queues per port. A multistage ingress and egress ContentAware™ Engine enables deep packet inspection and classification provides flexible ingress and egress Access Control Lists (ACL), IPv4/v6 flow, proprietary headers and multiple lookups, all at line rate.


  • Provides 12 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE) ports and eight HiGig ports + four 1-GbE port; each of the HighGig/10-GbE ports can also support 1 GbE, 2.5 GbE or 10 GbE, as well as HiGig2 protocol
  • High level of integration and low power consumption enable high-performance, high-port density 10-GbE in the same form factor as 1-GbE solutions
  • Intelligent Traffic Management with SAFC supports storage, HPC, video, voice and data over unified 10-GbE fabric, enabling convergence in the data center
  • Low power, superior enterprise-class features and 10-GbE port density empower next-generation enterprise aggregation and data center applications


  • Carrier and Service Provider Servers (switching)
  • Blade Servers
  • Top-of-Rack Switches
  • Data Center Servers (switching)
  • Network Attached Storage
  • Storage Area Networks
  • Switches


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28nm Octal 25G/28G Unidirectional Repeater


28nm Octal 25G/28G Bidirectional Repeater


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