BOARDCOM BCM56580

BCM56580
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16 × 2.5 GbE + 4 × 10 GbE ETHERNET MULTILAYER SWITCH
FEATURES
SUMMARY OF BENEFITS
• 16 × 2.5-GbE/1-GbE and 4 × 10-GbE/2.5-GbE/1-GbE ports
• Based on StrataXGS® field-proven, robust architecture
• Integrated high-performance SerDes
• High level of integration and low power consumption enable
• Integrated XAUI™ SerDes for all 10-GbE ports
• Integrated single-lane SerDes for all 2.5-GbE ports
• 80-Gbps switching capacity at line rate
• Support for eight classes of service (CoS) per port
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• Support for Deficit Round Robin, Weighted Round Robin, and
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Strict priority scheduling
• Support for a cut-through switching mode
• Port trunking and remote mirroring support
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• Fully integrated data and address memory on a single chip
• Advanced packet flow control
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• Head of line blocking prevention
• Full-duplex flow control (802.3x)
• ContentAware™ network processing per port
• Line rate multifield packet classification
• Supports IEEE 802.1p, TOS/DiffServ, rate limiting, policing,
priority tagging, and remapping
• Extended security and ACL filtering
• Full IPv6 routing support
system vendors to build high-performance, high-port density
2.5-Gigabit Ethernet switches using the same system
components used in existing GbE solutions.
Built-in high-speed serial interfaces with integrated memory
ease and accelerate system design, while reducing cost and
conserving board space.
Built-in Layer 3 routing support enables embedded switch to
become an extension of the enterprise core network.
Advanced load balancing and strong user isolation features
facilitate the implementation of utility computing services.
Integrated security features and enhanced management
capabilities improve network reliability and lower cost of
ownership for BCM56580-based solutions.
Broadcom switch API compatibility enables software reuse
and faster time-to-market.
APPLICATIONS
• Embedded switch in next-generation 2.5 GbE Blade Servers
• 2.5 GbE/1 GbE switching engine in advanced TCA chassis
platforms
• Embedded switch to enhance performance of existing Gigabit
Ethernet Blade Servers or advanced TCA chassis
• Enhanced security and management capabilities
• Low power consumption
BCM56580 Block Diagram
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OVERVIEW
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BCM56580 System Diagram
The BCM56580 network switch is a high-density, 2.5-Gigabit Ethernet
switching chip solution with 20 ports. Additionally, the BCM56580
integrates all the SerDes required to interface to applicable copper and
fiber physical interfaces. The integrated SerDes functionality includes
10-Gbps XAUI interfaces and 2.5/1-Gbps SGMII PHY interfaces. The
integrated SerDes complies with the CX-4 standard and PICMG3.1
standard, which ensures interoperability with Ethernet line cards in an
advanced TCA chassis.
With 80 Gbps of aggregate switching bandwidth, BCM56580 represents
a high level of Ethernet switching integration that enables embedded
switching vendors to extend the life of their existing GbE system designs
by providing a performance upgrade using the same physical enclosures
and backplanes. This ability has many benefits, including reducing the
vendor development cost and creating additional value in current
generation systems through upgradability.
The BCM56580's low power dissipation simplifies board design and
optimizes vendor board space.
The advanced ContentAware engine supports ToS/DiffServ, policybased routing, priority tagging, and remapping. The advanced packet
filtering and classification functions of the BCM56580 make it ideal for
Utility computing applications, where user segregation and network
security is critical.
In addition, the BCM56580 provides advanced security features that
improve network resiliency and reliability. Moreover, the BCM56580
features advanced load balancing functionality that uses flow
information to provide high-percentage link utilization.
The BCM56580 supports L2 switching with 4K VLANs, IPv4 and IPv6
full routing functionality, enabling it to become a direct extension of the
enterprise network. This provides additional value to customers by
eliminating the hardware and management cost of having intermediate
routers.
As the latest member of the StrataXGS switch family, the BCM56580
Software Development Kit preserves software continuity with Gigabit
Ethernet switches, reducing development cost and shortening the
product time-to-market.
The BCM56580 implements congestion handling features such as HeadOf-Line blocking prevention and IEEE 802.3x flow control.
In addition to a 32-bit PCI interface used to communicate with a local
CPU, the BCM56580 supports an I2C controller for communicating with
external devices such as serial EEPROM, flash memories, and parallel
port devices.
The BCM56580 relies on Broadcom’s modular switching architecture to
provide intelligent packet processing, network security, and enhanced
manageability at a low cost. The BCM56580 is an ideal solution for nextgeneration, high-speed, embedded switching applications, such as Blade
Servers and advanced TCA chassis platforms.
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