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12th May 2020
Reference design: Broadcom ACPL-352J / ACPL-337J with Infineon 1200V/600V EasyPIM/EconoPIM IGBT

This new IGBT reference design using Broadcom Isolation and Infineon Power Integration Modules can speed up the time to market with its 3-phase Half-bridge design. The reference design uses the Broadcom ACPL-352J and ACPL-337J Gate Drivers with Infineon 1200V/600V EasyPIM and EconoPIM IGBT Modules.

15th April 2020
Optical Technology withstands IGBT Destructive Testing - Would alternative Isolators withstand this?

The polyimide film and insulation barrier of Broadcom gate drive optocouplers proves robust even during catastrophic failures like the IGBT destructive tests presented in this paper. Although the gate driver boards were damaged, the gate drive optocouplers were able to pass partial discharge and high voltage tests, providing reinforced insulation, protecting the systems and users. Read more here.

31st July 2019
25-bit absolute encoder for linear and hollow through application

The Broadcom AR35 Series offers 25-bit absolute encoder with a small form-fit factor to maximise the motion feedback system flexibility.

17th May 2019
Gigabit broadband with port density vector processor

Broadcom has announced the production release of the BCM65550, a 212MHz system-level vector processor, enabling gigabit broadband services to be delivered to high density residential areas. Telecom operators can now deploy fibre to these locations and leverage the existing installed copper lines for the final gigabit speed connection.

18th April 2019
High insulation optocouplers minimise creepage

  Claimed to be the industry’s highest insulation voltage optocouplers, the 5A gate drive ACNT-H343 optocoupler is from Broadcom.

11th April 2019
High insulation voltage optocouplers with 15mm creepage

A new five amp gate drive optocoupler, the ACNT-H343, has been introduced by Broadcom. This new member of the ACNT optocoupler family features more than 100kV/us of high noise immunity and three times faster propagation delay than the previous generation.

22nd February 2019
WiFi 6 chip powers wireless connectivity

Enabling a WiFi 6 phone, Broadcom announced that the BCM4375 chip for the Samsung Galaxy S10. Based on the 802.11ax standard, the sixth generation of WiFi, BCM4375 offers a swift, seamless and secure wireless experience for consumers. In addition to WiFi 6, the BCM4375 incorporates the latest Bluetooth 5 innovations leading to an optimised connectivity experience for Galaxy S10 users.

21st November 2018
NVMe RAID Solution with management capabilities

The broader deployment of its NVMe hardware RAID solutions with new capabilities has been announced by Broadcom. Broadcom is continuing its commitment to invest in Tri-Mode product development, which includes the development of new industry standards, leading the ecosystem enablement, and SAS/SATA/NVMe device compatibility testing.

25th October 2018
WiFi 6 solutions with mesh networking platforms

Provider of high performance WiFi solutions for home networking, Broadcom, has announced the availability of two new highly integrated SoCs which combine the benefits of 802.11ax with mesh networking, allowing operators to provide subscribers a premium whole home WiFi experience based on WiFi 6 technology announced by the WiFi Alliance. 

7th September 2018
Sigma-delta modulators aid motor control

  How to achieve fast, accurate over-current detection using optically coupled sigma-delta modulators, by Wong Chee Heng and Lim Shiun Pin, Broadcom

12th July 2018
Broadcom to acquire CA Technologies for $18.9bn

It has been announced that Broadcom and CA Technologies, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Broadcom will acquire CA to build an infrastructure technology company. 

11th June 2018
Sigma-delta modulator eval kits aid industrial and automotive designs

  To speed up current or voltage sensing design and evaluation, Broadcom has developed sigma-delta modulator evaluation kits for industrial and automotive applications.

Test & Measurement
4th October 2017
Optocouplers for insulation resistance measurement

Andy Poh, Application Development Manager, Thomas Sng and Chun Keong Tee, Product Marketing Engineers, Broadcom, highlight the importance of effective insulation resistance measurement.

19th May 2017
Photo MOSFET relay replaces electro-mechanical relays

PCIM Europe 2017: Designed for industrial and automotive applications, the ASSR-601J high-voltage photo MOSFET relay has been released by Broadcom.

19th December 2016
Broadcom announces shipments of world’s first 16nm processors

Broadcom announced shipments of its latest series of heterogeneous knowledge-based processors (KBPs), the BCM15000 (BCM15K), designed for modern network infrastructure including core, edge and data center routers and switches. The BCM15K is a new series of 16nm KBPs which integrates TCAM, SRAM and algorithmic search technology to enable unprecedented levels of forwarding, classification and security for service provider routers and switches.

11th November 2016
11mm SSO-8 gate drive optocouplers improve industrial drives

  Broadcom Limited announced a new family of 5A and 3A gate drive optocoupler devices, the Avago ACNU-3430 and ACNU-3410, respectively. The devices are the first 5A and 3A gate drive optocouplers offered in the 11mm SSO-8 package for high voltage, space constrained industrial applications including 600VAC motor drives and 1kVDC solar inverters.

10th November 2016
Broadcom to acquire Brocade for $5.9 Billion

Broadcom and Brocade Communications Systems announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Broadcom will acquire Brocade, a leader in Fibre Channel storage area network (“FC SAN”) switching and IP networking, for $12.75 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $5.5 billion, plus $0.4 billion of net debt. Broadcom expects to fund the transaction with new debt financing and cash available on...

22nd September 2016
New generation of gearbox products released

A new generation of gearbox PHY IC devices, the BCM82332, BCM82793 and BCM82864, designed for data centre and enterprise networking applications has been announced by Broadcom Limited.

1st September 2016
Modulator eliminates 75% of shunt resistor’s power losses

A developer and global supplier of a broad range of analogue and digital semiconductor connectivity solutions, Broadcom, has announced a new optically isolated sigma-delta modulator device, the Avago ACPL-C799, designed for a wide range of industrial applications including servo drives and motors.

20th July 2016
Industry's first NVMe over Fibre Channel HBA solution

Broadcom has announced the availability of the industry’s first Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) over Fibre Channel HBA solution. Broadcom is currently sampling this standards-based solution to OEMs on its Emulex Gen 6 Host Bus Adapters (HBAs).

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