Broadcom is now shipping its ninth generation ADSL gateway silicon. Broadcom said its new BCM6318 ADSL2+ gateway complements the existing xDSL product lines by offering an ultra-low cost solution for entry level products. It features multiple Ethernet ports coupled with expansion ports to enable USB 2.0, and Wi-Fi.
"As ADSL deployments increase in emerging markets, they become more mature. Simple bridge products must be replaced by more sophisticated – yet cost-effective – gateway products," said Greg Fischer, Broadcom Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access. "Broadcom understands that low cost solutions must perform to the unique demands of these markets and are essential to growth. We will continue our focus of combining the desired features with the performance needed in affordable, integrated solutions."