Broadcom unveiled the industry's first quad-port converged controllers with a 40-nanometer controller family. The multi-port, single-chip 10G Ethernet converged controllers feature a dramatic 2x increase in port density and, at 0.82 square inches, the industry's smallest footprint. The controllers are designed for high-volume, converged local-area-network-on-motherboard (LOM) and converged network adapter applications.
As the number of protocols converged on network are growing, driven by the increased use of virtual machines, bandwidth and performance remained problematic. In response, Broadcom's single-chip LOM-able solution features include:
* Industry's first quad-port, single-chip 10GbE converged controllers
* An increase of up to 67% higher input/output per second over previous solutions
* Smallest footprint at 0.82 square inches
* Powerful Bi-directional line rate on all 10G ports simultaneously
* PCI Express 3.0 support
* Such baseline server features as: Wake-on-LAN, Remote Boot and NC-SI server management
* On-chip offload: iSCSI, FCoE, TCP and RDMA (HW-ready)
* Virtualization: SR-IOV, NIC partitioning, Virtual Embedded Bridge (VEB)
* Power savings with EEE support for 10GBASE-T designs
* Dual-media support
BCM57800 dual-port 10GbE and dual-port 1GbE connectivity
BCM57810 dual-port 10GbE
BCM57840 quad-port 10GbE
* No external DRAM requirements
* 4x10GbE configuration
* Low-power per port including SFP+ DAC for racks
* 10GBASE-KR for blades
* Small package with twice as many ports.
The controllers are currently sampling and production ramp is anticipated in 2H 2011. For additional information on the converged controller family, visit: Broadcom/Ethernet Controllers.