BOARDCOM BCM5675

BCM56602
®
10-GbE HIGH-FEATURE ETHERNET MULTILAYER SWITCH
WITH HiGig+™ UPLINK
SUMMARY OF BENEFITS
FEATURES
• Provides 10-GbE CX-4 compliant switching
• Fifth generation of StrataSwitch® and StrataXGS® product
line
• HiGig+ uplink port that can operate at 12 Gbps or 10 Gbps
• 128 MB external packet buffer memory
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• Highly scalable BroadScale TM architecture evolved from five
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Line-rate switching for all packet sizes and conditions
On-chip table with external table expansion options
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IPv6 routing and tunneling
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MPLS forwarding and VPN services
TM
Advanced Fast Filter Processor (FFP) ContentAware
classification
• Advanced security features in hardware
• Hardware based IP multicast routing/forwarding and
replication
• Port-trunking and mirroring supported across stack
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• Advanced packet flow control:
• Head-of-Line blocking prevention
• Back pressure support
• Eight QoS queues per port with hierarchical minimum/
maximum shaping per Class of Service (CoS) per queue
per port
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generations of switching experience provides rich features,
scalability, and future proof solutions.
Optimized for secure-switching and convergence of applications
and services in the networks.
Complete IPv6 enabled Layer 2 and Layer 3 switch-on-a-chip
solution for easy and rapid development of multilayer switching
applications.
System vendors can build scalable high-performance, high-port
density GbE and 10-GbE LAN switches in several form factors.
Optimized features that span both Enterprise and Service provider
applications.
Multiple CoS and low latency enable the support of VoIP and other
voice, video, and data applications.
Built-in high-speed serial interfaces with Broadcom-unique SerDes
technology ease and accelerate system design, while reducing cost
and conserving board space.
Broadcom switch API compatibility enables software reuse and
faster time-to-market.
Enabled pay as you grow option for all switching features, optimized
flexibility for high-end enterprise and service prov ider
applications.
10-GbE High-Feature Ethernet Multilayer Switch
HiGig+/XAUI
HiGig+
External
L2/L3/L4
Table
IPv4/IPv6/MPLS/VPN
ContentAware FFP
External Memory I/F
Security
PCI
10 GbE MAC CX-4 Compliant
10 GbE
External
Buffer
OVERVIEW
BCM1122
BCM5675
ACL/Flow
ACL/Flow
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ACL/Flow
Payload
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BCM56602
BCM56602
BCM56602
BCM56602
4 x 10 GbE + 4 HiGig+ Line Card
The BCM56602 is the fifth generation of the highly-integrated and costeffective StrataSwitch and StrataXGS product line. The BCM56602
product family extends the scalability and feature set for providing
enhanced services for both LAN and WAN applications.
The BCM56602 provides 10-GbE CX-4 compliant switching at 10/100/
1000 Mbps. The BCM56602 also includes a HiGig+ uplink port that can
operate at 12 Gbps or 10 Gbps. The BCM56602 is capable of supporting
large external buffer memory for absorbing round trip delays in the
network. In order to provide flexibility to customers in growing the L2L7 tables depending on specific applications, the BCM56602 supports
external table expansion interfaces that enable the MAC, IPv4, IPv6,
MPLS, and ACL tables to be extended.
With high scalability and flexible configurations on the memory
interfaces and applications, the BCM56602 is ideal for a wide range of
applications spanning from Enterprise aggregation, to Enterprise Core
chassis, to Enterprise Routing switch, to WAN access and WAN edge in
standalone, stackable, and chassis configurations.
The BCM56602 integrates sophisticated advanced L3 switching features
for cost-effective highly manageable enterprise networks. The
BCM56602 performs IPv6 routing and transition services in hardware,
allowing IT managers to deploy L3 switches that are future-proof, highly
manageable L3 networks to enable cost-effective transition from IPv4 to
IPv6.
The ContentAware classification feature of the StrataSwitch and
StrataXGS has been further enhanced in the BCM56602 with unmatched
flexibility and programmability. The ContentAware engine can be used
for applications such as policy-based routing, access control list,
dynamic adaptation to changes in virus threats, and so on.
The BCM56602 has built-in security functions for highly-secure
enterprise networks including BroadSAFETM. Utilizing hardware-based
identity management and authentication coupled with key management
software that directs and manages clients, BroadSAFE Security provides
exceptionally strong network security without impacting network
performance.
The BCM56602 integrates sophisticated per-flow metering, statistics,
and traffic management features, optimizing the QoS in the Enterprise
networks for voice, video, and data convergence. The BCM56602 also
provides rate-adjustable, hardware-based sFlow implementation and
flexible multiple-session remote port-mirroring functionality for
efficient network management.
The BCM56602 switch supports an I2C controller for communicating
with external devices such as serial EEPROM, flash PROM memories,
and parallel port devices. The BCM56602 also supports a serial interface
for the MII management of physical layer devices.
The BCM56602 switch interfaces to a host CPU via a 32-bit PCI bus
running at up to 66 MHz. Bus mastering and advanced DMA is
supported for efficient exchange of packet data between CPU memory
and the BCM56602 switch.
Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything®, StrataSwitch®, StrataXGS®, ContentAwareTM,
BroadScaleTM, HiGig+ TM, and BroadSAFETM are trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its
subsidiaries in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned are the
property of their respective owners.
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04/12/06
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