Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Broadcom Introduces Low Cost ADSL and VDSL2 Routers

Broadcom introduced an entry-level xDSL system-on-a-chip (SoC) for residential gateways with ADSL and VDSL2 with G.vector technology, a fast Ethernet switch and a PCI-e interface for connectivity to Wi-Fi silicon.

The BCM63381 device is based on 29nm technology.

"VDSL2 technology has been widely deployed by global telcos to deliver premium access data rates to subscribers," said Greg Fischer, Broadcom Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access.  "With the BCM63381, Broadcom has leveraged our best-in-class IP and engineering to combine ADSL and VDSL2 technology into an entry-level single-chip device that satisfies carrier needs to maintain costs, while also delivering faster broadband access and networking to residential customers."