NEWS

14.06.2017

B'com Overhauls Network Switches. Trident 3 turns up the heat on Ethernet rivals.

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Broadcom announced a new generation of its mainstream Ethernet switches, adding packet processing features and lowering costs at a time of rising competition. When the Trident 3 ships next year it will power systems with as many as 32 100 Gbit/second Ethernet ports that cost as little as $3,000 and consume less than 400W. Programmable, Varied And Volume. Takeaways:

  • Trident 3 ASICs have increased performance.
  • 5 versions of the Trident 3 ASIC target wireless, campus, and data center Ethernet networks.
  • 5-stage programmable pipeline increases the flexibility for packet operations in the device application stack.
  • Support for ISSU operations (up to software owner to implement).
  • Improved access to CPU/Memory via PCIe bus upgrades (32Gbps BiDir) & other features.
  • Switch hardware pricing for 32 x 100GBE to under $3000 per unit.

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1331890

http://packetpushers.net/broadcom-trident3-programmable-varied-volume/

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2017/06/14/broadcoms-new-switches-to-supercharge-virtual-data-center-networks/

Broadcom Press Release&Product information:
http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/broadcom-delivers-high-performance-data-plane-programmability-with-new-trident-3-generation-of-20170614-00595


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTRTSr2STRw


https://www.broadcom.com/products/ethernet-connectivity/switch-fabric/bcm56870

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