12-Port Multilayer Gigabit Ethernet Switch

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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 BCM5696 is an integral component of the highly modular switch architecture. The flexibility and modularity of the BCM5696 switch architecture make it suitable for a wide range of applications including fixed, blade server and metro Ethernet switching.
Each port supports 10/100/1000-Mb/s Ethernet with copper or fiber physical interfaces. The BCM5696 has a fully integrated serializer/deserializer (SerDes) with an SGMII interface on the GbE ports. The highly flexible ContentAware™ packet filtering and classification engine in the BCM5696 switch family provides a common application platform across the entire StrataXGS® product line. It supports ToS/DiffServ, rate limiting, policing, shaping, marking and remarking. These features enable cutting-edge voice and video applications based on the Internet Protocol.


  • 12 10/100/1000-Mb/s Ethernet ports with copper or fiber connectivity
  • All address tables and buffer memory fully integrated on-chip
  • Enables modular, high-performance GbE switch designs
  • Facilitates seamless integration of voice, video and data traffic through low-latency and advanced QoS


  • Servers
  • Blade Servers
  • Carrier Access Products
  • Enterprise LAN Switching
  • Embedded Switching
  • Customer Premise Equipment
  • SMB Switching
  • Wireless Routers


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Package 28nm, FPB4NGS, 29mmx29mm
External Memory Interfaces 8-bit and 16-bit Flash, w/ 6 Chip Selects SRAM, NVSRAM


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