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October 09, 2012
Broadcom Expands StrataGX Family to Offer a Faster and More Powerful Network to Enterprises
By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor
Equipped with higher bandwidth 802.11ac (5G Wi-Fi), these chips will deliver high-bandwidth Gigabit connectivity to enterprise and small-to-medium business (SMB) networks.
The StrataGX SoCs includes a high performance processor, Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch, GbE physical layer transceivers (PHYs), USB 3.0 and traffic accelerators all on a single chip.
Speaking about the recent updates in StrataGX product line, Ed Redmond, Broadcom vice president and general manager, compute and connectivity, said in a statement, "Earlier this year we introduced the industry-leading StrataGX series of SoCs to enable new levels of performance in video applications, such as video conferencing. By preserving and maintaining the hardware footprint and package compatibility of the original StrataGX series with our five new higher-performance chips, Broadcom has ensured that new features such as updated ARM (News - Alert) cores and doubled cache size can be quickly integrated into next-generation products with minimal design complexity and faster time-to-market."
The new devices provides 10x speed and 40 percent more power efficiency to enterprise and carrier class access points, branch office routers and business class integrated services routers.
Broadcom's StrataGX series is developed as an integral part of a comprehensive solution to enable stand-alone platforms to achieve the Gigabit wireless rates that 5G Wi-Fi can deliver. It offers higher performance and scale for business users to simultaneously stream voice and video for applications such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and video phones 10x faster without the buffering and interruptions associated with current networks.
BCM53017, 53018 SoCs offers new performance enhancements to the StrataGX hardware/software compatibility for faster time to market. BCM53014, 53015, 53016 SoCs offer wireless enterprise access points and enterprise switch control plane.In related news, Patton (News - Alert) Electronics, an esteemed provider of VoIP services, has been consistently helping small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with its latest reveal that its SmartNode Product line is now Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync-certified. The SmartNode Gateway, for example, provides SMBs with the ability to connect their legacy (analog or ISDN) telephones, fax machines, overhead paging speakers, etc. to their Lync Server, allowing them to make this transition at their own pace as funds become readily available. This kind of flexibility is priceless when it boils down to the benefits users will see when being able to work with such unprecedented agility.
SMBs who are constantly on the search for the latest and greatest technology to remain competitive have found that implementing Microsoft Lync into their existing networks can bring highly sought-after advantages, but the process can be extremely challenging. Patton directly addresses this issue with its Lync-certified solutions.
Edited by Rich Steeves
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