Broadcom announces StrataConnect Series of switch SoCs for SMB networks

Broadcom Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, has announced the StrataConnect Series of switch system-on-a-chip, or SoC, solutions for small-to-medium business, or SMB, networks.

Broadcom's new SoCs combine Layer 2 and Layer 3 (L2/L3) switching, 16 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) physical layer transceivers (PHYs), 10 GbE and central processing unit (CPU) onto a single piece of silicon, delivering enterprise-class features to the SMB network, the company said.

The StrataConnect Series allows customers to deliver cloud-ready networks and enable high bandwidth applications that drive productivity. It includes advanced features for tighter security and application-based prioritization. The integrated CPU can scale processing power as necessary and includes added intelligence to enable cloud-based network management, the company added.

"Broadcom's leadership in Ethernet networking has allowed us to engineer the most integrated, scalable and feature-rich switches to meet the efficiency demands of SMB networks," said Ed Redmond, Broadcom vice president & General Manager, Compute and Connectivity. "Building on Broadcom's proven architecture, we developed a solution that enables the next generation of SMB networks, supporting more cloud services, wireless users, VoIP phones, and advanced security."