28nm StrataDNX promises profits
Rick Merritt, EETimes
3/18/2015 09:00 AM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Broadcom announced the next generation of the high-end communications chips it acquired with Dune Networks. The 28nm StrataDNX line sports capabilities that promise to drive its chips deeper into the lucrative territory of competing with ASICs that OEMs from Cisco Systems to ZTE build for big carrier and data center systems.
One of the new chips includes the first merchant packet processor to enable 400 Gbit/second Ethernet networking. Another packs 800G of throughput while still handling the functions of a packet processor, opening the door to compact versions of systems such as top-of-rack switches in data centers.
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