Broadcom Introduces World's Most Advanced Switch SoC for SMB Networks

    Broadcom Introduces World's Most Advanced Switch SoC for SMB Networks

New StrataConnect™ Series Delivers Breakthrough Integration and Advanced
Features for the Evolving Network

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

News Highlights:

  oIndustry's highest level of integration delivers enterprise-class features
    to the SMB network^1
  oAdvanced features enable wide-scale deployment of SMB cloud-based services
  oAdvanced power management drives power savings beyond EEE for lower total
    cost of ownership^2

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in
semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced
the StrataConnect ^ Series of switch system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for
small-to-medium business (SMB) networks. Broadcom's new SoCs combine Layer 2
and Layer 3 (L2/L3) switching, 16 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) physical layer
transceivers (PHYs), 10 GbE and high-performance central processing unit (CPU)
onto a single piece of silicon, delivering enterprise-class features to the
SMB network. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.

Many SMBs are adopting cloud services and deploying advanced IP-based
applications. In fact, SMB spending on public cloud services is expected to
grow to $32B by 2015.^3 While this helps companies reduce capital expenditures
and lower equipment maintenance costs, it requires more sophisticated
networking capabilities and stringent security controls. Moreover, high
bandwidth applications and next generation high-speed servers are driving the
penetration of 10G in SMB networks. The StrataConnect Series allows customers
to deliver "cloud-ready" networks and enable advanced high bandwidth
applications that drive productivity.

The new StrataConnect Series includes advanced features for tighter security
and application-based prioritization. The integrated CPU can scale processing
power as necessary and includes added intelligence to enable cloud-based
network management. In addition, advanced power management features deliver
power savings that go beyond Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) to reduce energy

"For small to medium businesses, cloud services have quickly become a critical
way to deliver leading technology without the complexity of big IT," said
Derek Lam, NETGEAR VP of Engineering, SMB Switching and Wireless. "As a
result, scalable switching solutions with advanced features are now more
important than ever. It is essential that semiconductor suppliers address
these trends with products optimized for SMB networks."

"Broadcom's leadership in Ethernet networking has allowed us to engineer the
most integrated, scalable and feature-rich switches to meet the efficiency
demands of SMB networks," said Ed Redmond, Broadcom Vice President & General
Manager, Compute and Connectivity. "Building on Broadcom's proven
architecture, we developed a solution that enables the next generation of SMB
networks, supporting more cloud services, wireless users, VoIP phones, and
advanced security."

Market Drivers

  oEmergence of cloud services driving need for sophisticated security and
    QoS features to support remote-delivery of cloud-based applications
  oHigh-bandwidth applications leading to penetration of 10 Gigabit Ethernet
    in SMB networks
  oBudget constraints for smaller business and reduced CapEx creating need
    for lower power and more optimized solutions

Key Features

  oScalable table sizes and advanced security features support increasing
    numbers of VoIP and wireless deployments and cloud-based network
  oHigh performance ARM-based CPU integrated on-chip to scale with
    cloud-based applications
  oIntegrated 10GbE ports for connecting to high-speed servers and for high
    bandwidth applications deployed in SMB networks
  oAdvanced power saving techniques such as burst and batch control policy
    and LED intensity controls achieve savings beyond targets set by EEE

The StrataConnect Series of switch SoCs, including the BCM53333, BCM53334,
BCM53344 and BCM53346 devices are now sampling with volume production slated
for 1H 2013.

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About Broadcom
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500^® company, is a global
leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless
communications. Broadcom^® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and
multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the
industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and
embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting
everything^®. For more information, go to


1 Fifty percent fewer chips as compared to competition
(2-chip solution for 24GbE and 4 x10GbE application vs. 4 chips for

2 Ten percent reduction in system costs and up to 15 percent reduction in
power consumption

3 Gartner, IDC, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, McKinsey estimates

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