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Broadcom Corp.

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Communication Systems & Equipment

Physical Layer Transceiver supports long reach multimode.

March 31, 2015

Based on electronic dispersion compensation, 28 nm BCM82780 enables 10/40 GbE data transmission with long reach multimode support. Device also handles short range, long range, and extended range optical interfaces. Suited for single mode fiber, multi-mode fiber, or copper twin-axial applications, BCM82780 includes all-DSP high-speed front end, integrated 2:1 failover switch in both transmit and receive directions, and advanced diagnostics on high-speed I/O including Eye-Mapping, SNR, and BER. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Switch SoCs meet needs of carrier and data center networks.

March 27, 2015

With such features as multi-terabit switch fabric, hierarchical traffic manager, external packet buffer memory, and advanced packet processing, 28 nm StrataDNX™ (Dune) switch SoCs provide complete solution for service provider network. Single-chip switch (BCM88370) delivers 800 Gbps Ethernet, 720 Gbps packet processor and traffic manager (BCM88670) features DNX fabric interfaces, and high-density switch fabric device (BCM88770) provides 3.6 Tbps throughput per device. Read More


Network Switch APIs foster infrastructure flexibility.

March 18, 2015

Providing software platform/interface for OEMs, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and network operators, Open Network Switch Library (OpenNSL) includes APIs that enable development of new applications on top of StrataXGS® switches. APIs map Broadcom SDK to open north bound interface, enabling integration of new applications and ability to optimize switch hardware platforms. Solution supports suite of network monitoring and analytics tools (BroadView instrumentation). Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

5G Wi-Fi Combo Chip offers Real Simultaneous Dual Band support.

March 10, 2015

Optimizing throughput and minimizing latency for users concurrently working with multiple applications, BCM4359 enables devices to transmit and receive over 2 bands (5 and 2.4 GHz) simultaneously. Chip maximizes bandwidth at 867 Mbps PHY rate in 2-stream Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) mode and can switch to RSDB mode. As 1x1 5G Wi-Fi® combo chip with Bluetooth 4.1 and FM radio, BCM43455 supports 1x1 HT80 802.11ac, 2.5 and 5 GHz, and offers 433 Mbps PHY rate/80 MHz channel bandwidth. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Upstream Diagnostic Analyzer meets cable operators' needs.

March 9, 2015

By helping cable multi-system operators (MSOs) remotely detect and locate upstream noise sources in real-time, upstream diagnostic analyzer enables proactive diagnosis and resolution of subscriber network connectivity issues without service calls or truck rolls. Solution can locate ingress/burst noise to single customer premises equipment (CPE) and utilize multiple CPEs to isolate exact location of noise source. Information and spectrum analysis is available via existing SNMP or Web UI. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Ultra HD SoC Devices integrate MoCA 2.0 IP interface.

March 9, 2015

Designed for connected home gateways and IP clients, Models BCM7448S and BCM7449S support multiple Ultra HD video compression standards for operators and manufacturers to deliver variety of 4K content to home subscribers. Chips feature dual core ARMv7 32-bit CPUs, Ultra HD HEVC and VP9 p60 decoding, and mobile applications compatible OpenGL ES 3.1 3D GPU. In addition, SoCs provide advanced content security technology, including watermarking and DCAS cardless security. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

System on Chip supports virtual customer premise equipment.

March 5, 2015

Seamlessly connected to operator's network, Model BCM88312 enables carriers to add new services in dynamic, multi-vendor environment. Integrated, programmable device is equipped with dual Cortex A9 cores at 1.2 GHz; 8-port GE switch, Serdes, and copper PHYs; programmable processor forwarding engine; and support for 1588v2/SyncE. SoC can be managed over OpenFlow, based on OpenFlow-Data Plane Abstraction layer framework, extending OF-DPA from infrastructure core to business CPE access. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Smartwatch Platform improves battery life for Android wearables.

March 3, 2015

By minimizing power usage and consequent battery drain in wearables, smartwatch platform lets OEMs add features or include larger battery inside their wearable to extend uptime. In addition to 4xA7 application processor and Wi-Fi®/Bluetooth® (4.2/Smart) combo chip, OEMs can choose to integrate GPS with sensor hub processing, near field communication (NFC), wireless charging support, and camera support based on end-product requirements. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Communication Systems & Equipment

Microwave Baseband/RF SoCs support growing wireless traffic.

February 27, 2015

Integrating cross-polarization interference cancellation (XPIC) and line-of-sight multiple-input and multiple-output (LoS-MIMO) functionalities, BCM85650 supports channel aggregation and delivers 4K-QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation). Employing digital RF correction mechanisms, BCM85820 integrates support for XPIC, MIMO, 4K-QAM modulation, 112 MHz channels, and channel aggregation. Both SoCs provide mobile access carriers with 5 Gbps capacity and 48 bps/Hz spectral efficiency. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

HEVC Set-top Box SoCs feature integrated 4x4 5G Wi-Fi.

January 8, 2015

With integrated MHL 2.0, Models BCM7250 and BCM72502 bring full-featured set-top box functionality to OTT streaming media player and HDMI stick formats, respectively. Units provide 2x2 and 4x4 5G WiFi connectivity options via high-speed PCIe interface. Chips' 4x4 5G WiFi option is powered by BCM4366 4x4 MU-MIMO device, which enables broadcast-quality video delivery over Wi-Fi. SoCs also integrate 6000 DMIPS B15 ARMv7-A CPU, 1.0 Gpix/s OpenGL ES 3.0 3D GPU, and HEVC decoder. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Multi-Standard Ultra HD SoCs feature VP9 decode support.

January 8, 2015

Supporting client and media gateway STB applications, BCM7251S and BCM7252S support up to 60 fps on codec. Support for Google VP9 open video compression standard lets users stream 4K YouTube content to STBs and display to TV. Combined with 5G WiFi device BCM4366, BCM7252S, which has dual-core Brahma15, 12k DMIPS CPU, wirelessly delivers Ultra HD viewing experience throughout residence. BCM7251S employs dual-core Brahma15, 10k DMIPS CPU. Various connectivity peripherals are standard. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Electronic Components & Devices

Automotive-Grade NFC Chip streamlines in-car device pairing.

January 7, 2015

With tap-to-connect technology, BCM89095 simplifies setup for mobile device connectivity within vehicle and enables such comfort and convenience applications as keyless entry and vehicle settings. Near Field Communications (NFC) technology enables drivers to pair mobile device by tapping it against dashboard instead of navigating menus on separate screens. Along with data rates to 848 kbps, chip supports Reader/Writer (R/W), Active and Passive Peer (P2P), and Tag/Card Emulation modes. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

ODU Satellite Chipset increases service availability and quality.

January 7, 2015

Offering 32 user-band output channels and 32 output channels (selectable from any LNB input), BCM4554 adds support for up to 32 resident STBs on one coaxial cable within multiple dwelling unit. This lets operators deliver more services to additional subscribers without new satellite dish installations. Along with 28 nm process, features include 4 RF inputs and 1 RF output covering 250–2,350 MHz range, frequency shift keying (FSK), and digital satellite equipment control (DiSEqC). Read More

Optics & Photonics

Physical Layer Devices offer 40/50 Gbps transmission rates.

December 29, 2014

Based on 4-level pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) technology, 28 nm Models BCM82040 and BCM82004 enable transmission rates of 40/50 Gbps serially over multiple physical media, including direct attach cables and optical fiber. PAM-4 enables transmission of 40 Gbps at baud rate of 20 Gbaud. Housed in 7 x 7 mm package, both devices can transmit and receive data over 2 pairs of media versus 8 pairs of media using existing 4 x 10G quad small form-factor pluggable cables. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Digital-Terrestrial Video SoC aids digital transition in Mexico.

December 29, 2014

Intended for HD converter boxes and STB platforms used in Mexico, BCM7543 integrates ATSC-compliant 8VSB digital channel demodulator, MPEG2 and H.264 HD video decoder, and GPU. Complete hardware and software turnkey system also features 1,100 DMIPS CPU, Dolby Digital and MPEG audio decoder, RF 3-4 modulator, and analog A/V and HDMI output. Tuner scan and lock, signal strength meter, software device drivers, FastRTV® technology, audio leveling, and USB 2.0 port are also included. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Communication Systems & Equipment

Satellite Device/GPS Receiver increase satellite operator options.

December 24, 2014

Combining BCM4551 satellite TV device with BCM4771 GPS receiver, GPS-enabled satellite outdoor unit (ODU) device lets operators track location of subscriber equipment and pinpoint service issues within residence. Satellite solution resides in low-noise block (LNB) of subscribers' satellite dishes, enabling operators to better position dish installations and reduce metering equipment expenses and truck rolls. Also, GPS technology within LNB lets operators geo-lock content to subscribers. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Copper Gigabit PHYs support 2.5G and 5G Ethernet.

December 22, 2014

Designed in 28 nm process technology, BCM8486X Series is available in single-port and quad-port packages, and addresses both switching and access point markets. Units are based on 10GBASE-T architecture and offer coding strength of 10G at 2.5G and 5G speeds, resulting in optimized alien noise rejection and cable reach of more than 100 m over existing Cat5e and Cat6 cables. PHYs also deliver full benefits of next-generation 802.11ac wireless technology, including Wave 1 and Wave 2 MIMO. Read More


Reference Platform supports carrier network applications.

December 17, 2014

Designed to run on StrataXGS® chipset, OpenFlow Data Plane Abstraction v2.0 enables service providers to provision, control, and instrument network switch elements through standardized instruction set, based on OpenFlow specification, APIs, and extensions. Platform defines and implements hardware abstraction layer that maps StrataXGS switch architecture to OpenFlow v1.3.1 switch and pipeline while providing concepts on how OpenFlow can be implemented in most efficient way. Read More


Internet of Things Development Platform fosters NFC integration.

December 15, 2014

Integrating Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® Smart, and NFC, Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED™) SDK simplifies setup process between mobile and smart (IoT) devices. NFC tap-to-activate capability lets user touch smartphone to portable speaker to launch music streaming application. This functionality can serve smart home, retail, and medical applications where there are devices with limited or no display/GUI. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Dual-Band Wi-Fi Audio Chip targets IoT applications.

December 15, 2014

Part of WICED™ portfolio, Model BCM43907 delivers HD audio streaming over Wi-Fi network to wireless audio devices while minimizing interference. Advanced RF and timing synchronization enables same content to be streamed over multiple speakers in different rooms with no echo or lag time. Offering pre-integrated Apple Airplay™ support with direct access to WICED Audio SDK, SoC includes 320 MHz ARM® Cortex®-R4 CPU with 32 KB each of instruction and data caches, along with 2 MB of TCM RAM. Read More

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