Monday, January 28, 2013

Broadcom Advances its Switching Silicon for SMBs

Broadcom introduced the latest version of its StrataConnect Series of switch system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for small-to-medium business (SMB) networks, combining Layer 2 and Layer 3 (L2/L3) switching, 16 GbE physical layer transceivers (PHYs), 10 GbE and high-performance central processing unit (CPU) onto a single piece of silicon.

Broadcom said its latest StrataConnect silicon is designed for SMBs adopting cloud services and application requiring high-bandwidth and stringent security.

The new StrataConnect Series includes advanced features for tighter security and application-based prioritization. The integrated CPU can scale processing power as necessary and includes added intelligence to enable cloud-based network management. In addition, advanced power management features deliver power savings that go beyond Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) to reduce energy costs.

Four versions of the StrataConnect Series of switch SoCs are now sampling with volume production slated for 1H 2013.