BCM56340 Series

48-Port GbE Ethernet Multilayer Switch with Four 10GbE Uplinks with Stacking and Integrated CPU

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An advanced switch that delivers more than 100 Gb/s of linerate performance, designed for enterprise and embedded deployments.
Built on the proven XGS™ architecture, the BCM56340 provides efficient switching for the enterprise access layer. With its native wireless integration, the BCM56340 enables cost-effective integration of wired and wireless infrastructure.


  • Integrated 5000 DMIPS dual-core CPU
  • Nonblocking 130-Gb/s switching core
  • Standard-based GbE and 10GbE support
  • Flexible unified forwarding table
  • CAPWAP tunnel port for unified wired/wireless switching
  • Network HiGig™ support
  • Layer 2 GRE tunneling
  • XGS Smart Buffer support


  • DSLAMs
  • Blade Servers
  • Enterprise LAN Switching
  • Line Cards
  • Routers
  • Top-of-Rack Switches

Lifecycle Status


Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory No
SerDes / GPHY 48 x 1G, 4 x 10G, 2 x 21G
I/O Bandwidth (Gbps) 130
Bandwidth UOM Gbps
PHY Type 10GE
I/O Controller
Bus Interface
Transfer Rates
External Memory Interfaces
I/O BANDWIDTH (Gbps) 130 Gbps


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