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Broadcom BCM53161 A 2.5GE multi-port switch series

The BCM53161/BCM53162 switches support four 2.5GE SGMII+ ports and two 2.5GE/5GE/10GE XFI/SFI ports.

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Broadcom’s BCM53161/BCM53162 is a family of 2.5GE switches designed for high-end and cost - effective multi-GE applications in the SMB, Industrial, and service provider markets. The BCM53161/BCM53162 switches support four 2.5GE SGMII+ ports and two 2.5GE/5GE/10GE XFI/SFI ports. BCM53162 also supports eight 10/ 100/1000Base-T ports with integrated GPHYs. This switch family is based on the industry-leading 28 nm RoboSwitch™ architecture, also known as Robo II. 

 

Key features

  • Four 1GE/2.5GE SGMII+ ports.
  • Two 2.5GE/5GE/10GE XFI/SFI ports.
  • Up to Eight 10/100/1000Base-T ports with Integrated GPHYs
  • RGMII, MII, and RvMII interface to an external

 

Additional features

  • Four 1GE/2.5GE SGMII+ ports.
  • Two 2.5GE/5GE/10GE XFI/SFI ports.
  • Up to Eight 10/100/1000Base-T ports with Integrated GPHYs
  • RGMII, MII, and RvMII interface to an external
  • CPU (can also be used as a 1GE customer facing port).
  • Integrated Arm-Cortex M7 CPU for cost-effective applications.
  • Support for cascading mode that enables thecreation of a unified, single CPU, managed 16-26 port switch.
  • Support high-end QoS capabilities with hierarchicalscheduling, eight egress buffer queues per port each with its own shaper, WRED and
  • Tail-drop congestion avoidance, and dual-leakybucket ingress rate-limiters (also known as policers).
  • Advanced Compact Filter Processor (CFP), also known as the Access-List engine that can classify L1-L4 headers.
  • Support for Virtual Switching Instances (VSI) for explicit segregation of bridging domains with advanced VLAN translation and encapsulation (for example, Mac-in-Mac).
  • Port-Extender support per 802.1BR for design of modular chassis devices or pizza box platforms with remote port extensions.
  • Advanced Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) protocol support such as 802.1AS to synchronize traffic transmission across entire network domain.
  • Power-saving green technology per IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet.
  • Can be delivered with unmanaged software,
  • Web-Managed software or two different Managed
  • SDK software (RoboSwitch SDK and Network Switch SDK).
  • Supports both commercial and industrial temperature grades.

 

Applications

  • Unmanaged/Web-Managed/Managed SMB Switch
  • Home Gateway MDU
  • Port Extender
  • Industrial Ethernet

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