Broadcom announced its next generation, ultra high-performance digital subscriber line (DSL) and Gigabit routing chip for residential gateways and set-top boxes.
Broadcom's new BCM63138 integrates single and multi-line ADSL2+/VDSL2 channel bonding interfaces supporting concurrent physical layer capabilities such as G.Vector, G.inp and SRA, along with GbE switching with advanced broadband WAN to home LAN traffic flow management.
The design incorporates dual-PCIe interfaces to support dual-band concurrent 802.11n and 802.11ac (5G WiFi) wireless networking configurations, USB3 host ports and SATA interfaces for mass storage support, and a hardware secure boot mechanism.
The BCM63138 is uniquely positioned to facilitate the combination of set-top box and DSL gateway functionality into a single platform. It also offers an integrated multi-channel VoIP with DECT baseband.