Broadcom Announces Industry's First 64Bit Quad-core Router Processor

Delivers CPU Power Needed for IoT and Smart Home Applications

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — CES International 2016

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the industry's first 64bit quad-core processor for high-end routers. The BCM4908 enables OEMs and service providers to deliver the extra CPU power needed for smart home and Internet of Things applications while unleashing the higher Internet speeds coming into the home.  For more CES news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.

The BCM4908 includes the industry's first 1.8GHz 64Bit quad-core ARM CPU and uses Broadcom's Runner™ network packet processor to deliver more than 5 Gbps of system data throughput without taxing the CPU. It also supports the increased speeds coming into the home including Google Fiber and Comcast 2 Gbps via an interface for a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet PHY, allowing consumers to enjoy the fastest connection available today. 

"With this new SoC, Broadcom is driving home network connectivity to the next level," said Manny Patel, Broadcom Director of Marketing, Wireless Connectivity. "By increasing the CPU performance and adding advanced features, we're enabling OEMs to build more powerful home routers that address the increased bandwidth requirements needed to support the continued consumption of high-bandwidth content, growing demand for UltraHD as well as the growing emergence of more IoT and smart home applications." 

The BCM4908 pairs with Broadcom's BCM4366 wave 2 5G WiFi MU-MIMO to deliver more than 3.4Gbps of simultaneous Wi-Fi throughput. 

Key Features and Benefits

  • Zero CPU Wi-Fi offload frees up CPU resources for other tasks
  • BroadStream iQoS acceleration
  • Dedicated security processor to enable hardware VPN acceleration
  • 2.5Gb Base-X Ethernet WAN/LAN port for supporting fast connectivity to multi-gigabit modem or a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device
  • Feature-rich connectivity with integrated SATA III, two USB 3.0 ports and three PCIe Gen 2 ports reduces external RBOM cost
  • Utilizes low power 28nm technology and advanced power management, offering power reductions of more than 50 percent as compared to previous solutions
  • Supports Broadcom's tri-band (AC5300) 5G WiFi XStream 802.11ac MU-MIMO:
    • Three BCM4366 4x4 radios, each with an integrated CPU for host offload processing
    • Providing a total of seven CPU cores ("Septacore") with more than 9.6 GHz of CPU horse power
  • Powerful hardware acceleration for routing and USB storage

Availability
The BCM4908 is currently sampling.

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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 one of the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by connecting everything®.  For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything®, the Connecting everything logo and the 5G WiFi logo are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU.  Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

Contacts



Press

Russell Castronovo

Communications Director

408-922-3228

russ.castronovo@broadcom.com  

Investors

T. Peter Andrew

Vice President, Treasury & Investor Relations

949-926-6932

andrewtp@broadcom.com

 

Sameer Desai

Director, Investor Relations

949-926-4425

sameerd@broadcom.com

 

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SOURCE Broadcom Corporation; BRCM Wireless and Connectivity

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