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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Broadcom Switch Enables First Simultaneous 1 Gigabit Ethernet and 2.5 Gigabit Server Blade Connectivity Using Existing GbE Infrastructure

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* Cut-through switching for reduced overall system latency * Integrated SerDes and on-chip buffer and table memory that reduce bill of materials (BOM) cost and save board space * Eight classes of service (CoS) per port for traffic prioritization * Full IPv6 routing support for streamlined network management * Advanced QoS for converged networking applications

The new BCM56580 switch, when combined with Broadcom's BCM5708S NetXtremeII C-NIC, provides the industry's only 2.5 Gigabit end-to-end solution thatcan simultaneously perform storage networking, high-performance clustering, accelerated TCP/IP data networking and remote management pass-through, allover a single Ethernet fabric. This solution is being demonstrated this weekat the Server Blade Summit, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, Booth #401.


Broadcom's new StrataXGS III BCM56580 switch is currently sampling to customers and features a mature software API, which is currently supported by multiple third-party software vendors. Reference designs are also availableto help speed time-to-market and include schematics, layout files and related documentation. Volume production of the BCM56580 is anticipated in July 2006 and product pricing is available upon request.

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Our products enable the delivery of voice, video,data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. Broadcom provides the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything(R).

Broadcom, one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies with annual revenue of more than $2.5 billion, is headquartered in Irvine, Calif.,and has offices and research facilities in North America , Asia and Europe .Broadcom may be contacted at 1-949-450-8700 or at

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