Irvine, Calif.Aimed at accelerating 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE) adoption in data center and enterprise networks, Broadcom Corp. has developed a series of stackable, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE) chips that feature multi-layer switching with IPv4 and IPv6 routing capabilities and deep-packet inspection with advanced security features.
The StrataXGS III 800 series single-chip switches are available in 12-, 16-, 18- and 20-port versions. Through the company's HiGig protocol, designers can stack currently deployed GbE switches with the StrataXGS III 800 series 10GbE switches.
The BCM56800 network switch is a high-density, 10-GbE switch with 20 ports. Each of the flexible ports supports 10-GbE or 1-GbE. The BCM56800 integrates all the SerDes required to interface to applicable copper and fiber physical interfaces. The integrated SerDes functionality includes 10-Gbps XAUI interfaces and 1-Gbps SGMII PHY interfaces. The integrated SerDes complies with the CX-4 standard and PICMG3.1 standard, which ensures interoperability with Ethernet-line cards in an Advanced TCA chassis.
The BCM56801 network switch is a high-density, 10-GbE switching chip with 18 ports. Ten ports can support 10-GbE or 1-GbE. The other eight ports can flexibly support HiGig2/HiGig+/HiGig/10-GbE/1-GbE. The BCM56802 network switch has 16 ports, all of which can flexibly support HiGig2/HiGig+/HiGig/10-GbE/1-GbE. And the BCM56803 network switch has 12 ports that can flexibly support HiGig2/HiGig+/HiGig/10-GbE/1-GbE.
Growing demand for advanced multimedia and business applications is driving the need for GbE at the desktop. Demand is also being fueled by the powerful server deployment in data centers, creating the need for 10GbE connectivity throughout the enterprise network. However, IT managers are experiencing challenges in deploying 10GbE ubiquitously throughout their networks due to the high-cost of 10GbE products, as well as space, power and cooling concerns of existing network switches.
"Broadcom's experience in providing Gigabit Ethernet to the world's leading switching companies puts us in a unique position to accelerate the adoption of 10GbE," said Martin Lund, Vice President & General Manager for Broadcom's Network Switching Business Unit, in a statement. "The StrataXGS III 800 Series provides customers with 10 times the density at a fraction of the cost when compared to previous generation switches, creating a compelling value proposition for companies looking to upgrade their networks to support 10GbE."
Broadcom's StrataXGS III 800 Series provides power consumption of less than 100-mW per Gbits/s of power. Broadcom's ContentAware engine provides 128-byte deep-packet inspection at wire speed that when combined with advanced traffic management capabilities, allows the switch to identify and prioritize network traffic and enable advanced quality of service (QoS). The StrataXGS III 800 Series also offers IT managers the same features available in current GbE products, but at 10GbE speeds that enable network backbones to upgrade from GbE to 10GbE. The devices can switch more than 300 million packets per second.
Pricing for the StrataXGS III 800 Series switches is $495.00 each in 10,000-unit quantities.
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