BCM88650 Series

200G Packet Processor, Traffic Manager and Fabric I/F Single-Chip Device

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Broadcom's most dense 100G Ethernet switching solutions, enabling the scaling of switching platforms to comprise up to 4,000 100G Ethernet ports.
The BCM88650 device processes a single stream of 200-Gb/s traffic, supporting two 100G full-duplex ports at Layer 2 through Layer 4, with integrated deep-buffer traffic management capabilities and a fabric interface. The integration of 1GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE network interfaces eliminates the need for additional components and enables dense systems using several BCM88650s on a line card.


  • Fifth-generation Dune FAP product line
  • High performance
- 200-Gb/s full-duplex wirespeed, with 240-Gb/s oversubscribed switching
  • Fabric interface
- SerDes interface To Dune's Fabric Element (BCM88750)
- Fabricless (without the fabric element) configurations of up to eight devices
  • Flexible network interface
- 1GbE/10GbE/40GbE/100GbE integrated Media Access Controllers (MACs) as well as HiGig™ and ILKN interfaces
  • Highly scalable traffic manager with deep buffers
  • Advanced and programmable packet processor, with large on-chip tables with off-chip expandability


  • Carrier and Service Provider Servers (switching)
  • Data Center Servers (switching)
  • Blade Servers
  • DSLAMs
  • EDGE and Terabit Routers
  • Enterprise LAN Switching
  • Enterprise WLAN
  • Metropolitan Packet Aggregation
  • Multi-service platforms
  • Routers
  • Servers
  • Storage Area Networks
  • Switches
  • Top-of-Rack Switches
  • Wireless Base Stations
  • Wireless Routers
  • Carrier Access Products
  • Line Cards

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