60GHz mesh solution for wireless infrastructure
Broadcom has introduced what it claims is the industry’s first 60GHz wireless mesh (60G WiMesh) chipset solution designed for wireless infrastructure applications including mobile backhaul and wireless access points.
5A gate drive optocouplers features unmatched noise immunity
Broadcom Limited has announced a new generation of 5A gate drive optocoupler devices, the ACPL-352J and ACNW3430, designed for a wide range of industrial applications including motor drives and power inverters. The devices feature superb common mode transient immunity (CMTI) of up to 100kV/μs, preventing erroneous gate driver failures in noisy environments. Both the ACPL-352J and ACNW3430 support up to 5A rail-torail output current, which elim...
Quad-core 64-bit 2GHz ARMv8 SoCs enter volume production
Broadcom Limited has announced volume production of its series of quad-core 64-bit 2GHz ARM v8 Cortex-A57 communication processors, the StrataGX BCM5871x, targeting a broad range of networking applications including virtual CPE (vCPE) and NFV appliances, 10G service routers and gateways, control plane processing for Ethernet switches, and Network Attached Storage (NAS).
5G-HD WiFi platform suits next-gen enterprises
Broadcom Limited has announced a dual-channel 5GHz WiFi access point platform designed to enable enterprise and public venue operators to optimise performance for all connected devices. The Broadcom 5G-HD platform is built on the BCM49408 quad-core CPU, enabling client devices that are 5GHz 11ac-capable to maintain the fastest possible speeds by eliminating performance degradation that occurs when slower client devices share traditional single ch...
Long reach 28Gpbs repeater ICs
A new set of 8-channel 28Gbps repeater IC devices have been introduced by Broadcom. The BCM82109 and BCM82181 are designed for network backplane and front panel applications.
Components for MMF & SMF optical transceivers
Broadcom Limited has announced it will showcase its latest portfolio of optical component solutions for multimode fiber (MMF) and single-mode fiber (SMF) optical transceivers targeting a wide range of optical networking applications that include data centre and enterprise networking, High Performance Computing (HPC), Fibre Channel, metro Ethernet transport and Ethernet Mobile Fronthaul.
Broadcom announces complete end-to-end optical PAM-4 platform
Broadcom Limited has announced it now offers a complete end-to-end optical PAM-4 platform enabling transceiver developments for 40GbE, 100GbE, 200GbE and 400GbE data centre interconnects. The platform consists of the key building blocks needed to create an effective optical transceiver to support high-speed data communications between servers and switches for modern data centre networks.
Live demonstrations to help accelerate data centre development
It has been announced that live demonstrations of Broadcom’s PAM-4 PHY chips, driving copper cables designed for 40GbE, 100GbE and 200GbE data centre interconnects, will be taking place in the Broadcom booth 1264 at the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) 2016 exhibition in Anaheim, California from 22nd to 24th March.
Emulex Gen 6 fibre channel host bus adapters expands connectivity
Broadcom Limited has announced its family of Emulex Gen 6 Fibre Channel host bus adapters to address the demanding enterprise data storage requirements of flash storage arrays, virtualised and cloud datacentres. Data centres are rapidly deploying flash arrays to accelerate storage performance, but have ended up moving the performance bottleneck from the hard drive to the storage network.
Channel FBC device allows consumers to stream up to 16 channels
Broadcom Limited has announced a new family of 28nm low power cable multichannel receiver SoC solutions. The BCM3158x family integrates Full-Band Capture (FBC) technology with 4, 8 or 16 QAM demodulators, providing pin compatible front ends for a broad range of hybrid cable/IP Set-Top Box (STB) and home gateway platforms.
SAS+SATA Host bus adapters feature 24 ports
Broadcom has announced the expansion of its family of 12Gb/s SAS+SATA Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) with 24-and 16-port models. The high-port count 9305 HBA family includes the industry’s first 12Gb/s model with 24-ports on a single chip, providing increased performance, extended system scalability and decreased per-port power consumption.
Products receive industry's first DOCSIS(R) 3.1 Certification
Broadcom Corporation has announced that multiple customer products based on the BCM3390 cable modem silicon have achieved the industry's first DOCSIS 3.1 certification. CableLabs, the industry consortium responsible for world-wide cable interoperability specifications, has performed rigorous testing on Broadcom-powered modems and residential gateways against its specifications to ensure full compatibility between DOCSIS modem and cable infrastruc...
'Industry's highest' performing NFC controller for mobile payments
Broadcom has announced the industry's highest performing NFC controller. The BCM20797 provides greater transaction range, improved security and faster transaction speeds, which is suitable for mobile payments and transit applications. The device is part of Broadcom's overall effort to provide customers with innovations in the NFC market that advance technology capabilities and increase end-device integration.
Global navigation chip for in-vehicle applications
A new Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) wireless connectivity chip has been added to Broadcom Corporation’s automotive portfolio. The BCM89774 provides improved location and positioning while lowering power consumption for in-vehicle applications and reduces bill of materials (BOM) cost for car makers.
Combo chip delivers up to three times longer battery life
Delivering up to three times longer battery life compared to the company's previous combo chips, Broadcom has announced its latest and lowest power WiFi/Bluetooth combo chip for mobile platforms and accessories. The BCM43012 enables OEMs to design a new wave of high-performance connected devices.
'Industry's first' 64-bit quad-core router processor
From CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Broadcom has announced the industry's first 64bit quad-core processor for high-end routers. The BCM4908 enables OEMs and service providers to deliver the extra CPU power needed for smart home and IoT applications while unleashing the higher internet speeds coming into the home.
The most advanced WICED IoT family
Broadcom Corporation, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today introduced a new family of enhanced low-power (ELP) multi-protocol Bluetooth/802.15.4 combo systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) into its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) portfolio. Broadcom's WICED CORE ELP devices provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with the ideal platform for low-power Internet of ...
Higher port speeds enable 802.11ac wave 2 wireless access points
Broadcom Corporation has announced a enterprise Ethernet switches designed to deliver the faster data rates offered by 802.11ac Wave 2 WiFi. Built on Broadcom’s StrataXGS architecture, the BCM56060 and BCM56160 enable OEMs to design cost-optimised network switches that enable high speed, robust Internet access across both traditional and new all-wireless enterprise networks.
Instrumentation software sets new network analytics standard
Hailed as the industry's first and most scalable instrumentation suite for monitoring switch performance, BroadView software has been introduced by Broadcom. Designed to take advantage of advanced features in the Broadcom StrataXGS Trident and Tomahawk network switch platforms, BroadView instrumentation software delivers smarter network analytics, enabling operators to optimise network performance across diverse hardware platforms and network ope...
Industry's most power-efficient automotive Ethernet switches
Broadcom has announced its next-gen BroadR-Reach automotive Ethernet switch portfolio with integrated PHYs for automotive central gateway, ADAS, infotainment, head units and time-sensitive applications. The 28nm devices utilise a unique design that delivers 30% power savings to provide the industry's lowest power automotive switch solution.