Communications Processor with Network Acceleration Hardware

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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.
Communications device targeted for applications in switching control and management, and residential router/gateway.
The BCM4707/4708/4709 family includes the BCM4707, BCM4708 and BCM4709. At the center of the device is a high-performance 1 GHz ARM® Cortex™-A9 dual-core with a 32 KB four-way set associative instruction cache, a 32 KB four-way set associative data cache and a 128-entry translation lookaside buffer (TLB). Enhanced CPU memory subsystem architecture provides increased system performance. The device uses 40 nm technology.


  • Advanced ARM® Cortex™-A9 Dual-Core
  • 32 KB I-cache and 32 KB D-cache per core
  • Snoop Control Unit (SCU) with ACP interface for I/O coherency
  • 256 KB L2 Cache (shared)
  • SMP and AMP capable
  • Single-processor core operation configurable
  • Advanced Gigabit Ethernet
  • Eight ports with full-line rate
  • Five 10/100/1000 PHY ports
  • Support for lot 6 power standard
  • Hardware Flow Accelerator
  • RGMII/MII-lite interface


  • 802.11 Wireless LAN Solutions
  • Smart Devices

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I/O Controller
Internal Memory 2MB SRAM
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External Memory Interfaces
Market Segment Enterprise Access Points


64 bit Quad-Core ARM v8 compliant Processor for Enterprise Access Point Applications