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Broadcom releases new line of ‘green’ Gigabit Ethernet switches (April 29, 2008)

Broadcom Corp., a semiconductor manufacturer for wired and wireless communications, today introduced a line of 65 n...


April 29, 2008  


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Broadcom Corp., a semiconductor manufacturer for wired and wireless communications, today introduced a line of 65 nanometer (nm) single-chip Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch products for small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) applications.

The switch family includes 5-, 8-, 16- and 24-port configurations, with full Layer 2 (L2) switching to address the feature set and port density requirements of today’s SMB networks.

The company says it is designed to support low power modes and comply with industry standards, while utilizing packaging materials free of lead and other harmful toxins, enabling ‘green’ switch products

Announced today were the Broadcom single-chip 65nm GbE SMB switches that consists of the BCM53310 series, for unmanaged smart switches, and the BCM53118, for unmanaged switches and routers.

A third product for wireless home routers and residential gateways, the BCM53115, was announced in November 2007.