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Broadcom Launches New Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) Solutions

IRVINE, Calif. April 25, 2012

News Highlights:

  • Lowers operating power by more than 40 percent(1) and up to 70 percent or more through the use of EEE(2)
  • Enables significant reduction in energy consumption and carbon footprint
  • Y.1731

Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) portfolio http://go.broadcom.com/interop12

BCM54240 BCM54280 BCM54282 BCM54285

Y.1731

The BCM54280 40nm multi-port Gigabit PHY family consists of the following four devices:

  • BCM54280: Octal-port SGMII 10/100/1000BASE-T PHY
  • BCM54282: Octal-port QSGMII 10/100/1000BASE-T PHY
  • BCM54285: Octal-port QSGMII 10/100/1000BASE-T PHY with Copper/Fiber Dual Media Interface
  • BCM54240: Quad-port SGMII 10/100/1000BASE-T PHY with Copper/Fiber Dual Media Interface

Market Drivers:

  • $16 billion
  • "Business-as-usual" projections foresee a 130 percent rise in CO2 emissions by 2050(3)
  • Increasing pressure on network managers to adopt and implement more energy efficient technologies(4)
  • Nearly half of all network energy is wasted by "always on" electronics that lack adequate power management capabilities(5)
  • Carrier and industrial Ethernet markets require precise synchronization and accurate latency management(6)

Key Features:

  • Std 802
  • Broadcom® AutoGrEEEn technology extends EEE power savings to legacy MACs
  • Y.1731
  • Enhanced cable plant diagnostics that detect cable plant impairments

Availability:

All devices are now sampling with production volume slated for the second half of 2012.  

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Quote:

Kevin Brown

"Network operators of all types can benefit from lower power consumption, which reduces energy costs and lowers overall operating costs for IT organizations. Broadcom is a leader in the innovation and delivery of products that dramatically reduce power consumption while increasing bandwidth. Our latest PHYs are an extension of that leadership, and provide IT professionals with an easy and effective way to maximize the benefits of EEE technology. "

About Broadcom

www.broadcom.com

® ® the United States

November 2010

www.EPA.gov

 

Contacts

Press

Investors

Tamara Snowden

Chris Zegarelli

Senior Manager, Product Communications

Director, Investor Relations

408-922-6505

949-926-7567

[email protected]

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SOURCE Broadcom Corporation; BRCM Infrastructure & Networking

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