BOARDCOM BCM56700

BCM56802
®
16-PORT 10-GBE/HIGIG2™ MULTILAYER SWITCH
SUMMARY OF BENEFITS
FEATURES
• Sixteen HiGig2™/HiGig™+/HiGig™/10-GbE/1-GbE ports
• Based on StrataXGS™ field-proven, robust architecture
• Integrated high-performance SerDes
• Integrated XAUI™ SerDes for all 16 ports
• Uses single SerDes lane per port at GbE speeds
• 196 Gbps switching capacity at line rate
• Support for eight classes of service (CoS) plus two additional
classes for Flow Control and system management per port
• Support for deficit round robin, weighted round robin and strict
priority scheduling
• Support for a cut-through switching mode
• Port trunking and remote mirroring support
• Fully integrated data and address memory on a single chip
• Advanced packet flow control
• 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
• Enhanced security and management capabilities
• Low power consumption
• High level of integration and low power consumption enable
system vendors to build high-performance, high-port-density 10Gigabit Ethernet switches in the same form factor as existing GbE
solutions.
• Built-in, high-speed serial interfaces with integrated memory
eases and accelerates 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 BCM56802-based solutions.
• Broadcom switch API compatibility enables software reuse and
faster time-to-market.
APPLICATIONS
• Embedded switch in next-generation 10-GbE Blade Servers
• 10-GbE/1-GbE switching engine in Advanced TCA Chassis
platforms
• Multilayer switch in high-density 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches
BCM56802 Block Diagram
HiGig2/
10 GbE
HiGig2/
10 GbE
HiGig2/
10 GbE
HiGig2/
10 GbE
HiGig2/
10 GbE
Switching
HiGig2/
10 GbE
HiGig2/
10 GbE
HiGig2/
10 GbE
HiGig2/
10 GbE
Packet Buffer MMU
ContentAware
HiGig2/
10 GbE
HiGig2/
10 GbE
HiGig2/
10 GbE
Security
HiGig2/
10 GbE
HiGig2/
10 GbE
HiGig2/
10 GbE
PCI
HiGig2/
10 GbE
HiGig2/
10 GbE
HiGig2/
10 GbE
OVERVIEW
BCM56700
HiGig2/HiGig+
BCM56802
BCM56802
BCM56802
BCM56802
12x10-GbE
12x10-GbE
12x10-GbE
12x10-GbE
48-Port 10-GbE Switch with BCM56700 and BCM56802
The BCM56802 network switch is a high-density, 10-Gigabit Ethernet
switching chip solution with 16 ports. All 16 ports can flexibly support
HiGig2/HiGig+/HiGig/10-GbE/1-GbE. Additionally, the BCM56802
integrates all the SerDes required to interface with applicable copper and
fiber physical fabrics.
The integrated SerDes functionality includes 10-Gbps XAUI and 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 192 Gbps of aggregate switching bandwidth, the BCM56802
represents the highest level of Ethernet switching integration in the
industry. This integration allows embedded switching vendors to provide
next-generation products at 10-GbE speeds, as well as an ideal fit into
current design form factors. This capability has many benefits, including
reducing vendor development cost and creating additional value in
current generation systems through upgradability.
The BCM56802'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 BCM56802 make it a
seamless fit utility for computing applications where user segregation
and network security is critical.
In addition, the BCM56802 provides advanced security features that
improve network resiliency and reliability. Moreover, the BCM56802
features advanced load balancing functionality that uses flow
information to provide high-percentage link utilization.
The BCM56802 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 customer value by
eliminating the hardware and management costs of maintaining
intermediate routers.
As the latest member of the StrataXGS switch family, the BCM56802
Software Development kit preserves software continuity with Gigabit
Ethernet switches, reducing development cost and shortening the
product time-to-market.
The BCM56802 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 BCM56802 supports an I2C controller for communicating with
external devices such as serial EEPROM, flash memories, and parallel
port devices.
The BCM56802 relies on Broadcom’s modular switching architecture to
provide intelligent packet processing, network security and enhanced
manageability at a low cost. The BCM56802 is an ideal solution for nextgeneration, high-speed embedded switching applications, such as Blade
Servers and Advanced TCA computer platforms.
Together with the BCM56700 as a centralized fabric, the BCM56802
can also be used to build cost-effective, high-density 10GbE switches.
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