Broadcom Unveils Breakthrough Integration on xDSL Integrated Access Device Platform

Built-In 802.11n, DECT, VoIP and Ethernet Switching Enables Seamless Distribution of Voice, Video and Data Services throughout the Home

Sep 27, 2011, 08:00 ET from Broadcom Corporation from ,BRCM Broadband

PARIS, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadband World Forum (BBWF) --

News Highlights:

  • Industry's first all-in-one IAD SoC to integrate multi-mode ADSL2+/VDSL2, supporting channel bonding and G.vector with 802.11n, DECT, VoIP and Ethernet Switching into a single chip.
  • Leverages Broadcom's leadership in xDSL to provide significant cost and power savings in a smaller footprint.
  • Broadcom demonstrations at BBWF will feature next gen reference designs, ushering in new applications for home automation and whole home connectivity.

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the industry's first single-chip multi-mode ADSL2+/VDSL2 Integrated Access Device (IAD) SoC with an unprecedented level of integration, delivering triple play services throughout the home. Find out more at Broadcom @ BBWF.

The new Broadcom BCM63168 xDSL IAD SoC integrates 802.11n, Gigabit Ethernet Switching, DECT, VoIP, Packet and Quality of Service Acceleration, and xDSL transceiver supporting Channel Bonding and G.vector into a single chip. This achievement enables carriers to meet the growing demand for triple play services with significant cost, size and power savings.  Additionally, it deploys a higher performing, remotely manageable and eCOC compliant solution.

Product Highlights:

  • The BCM63168 xDSL IAD SoC combines Broadcom's DSL industry leadership and proven ability in designing complete ADSL2+/VDSL2 carrier access solutions to reduce overall system cost and power, and meet the growing demands for high-bandwidth triple play services.  Key features include:
    • Multi-mode xDSL transceiver with seamless fallback supporting G.inp, G.vector and channel bonding.
    • High performance 400MHz dual-core MIPS CPU with packet and Quality of Service offload for advanced routing and service provided applications.
    • Dual-band selectable 802.11n for wireless connectivity throughout the home.
    • Gigabit Ethernet Switching with integrated Ethernet PHYs and multiple RGMII ports for flexible expansion and connectivity.
    • Multi-channel HD-voice.
    • Robust DECT/CAT-iq/ULE compliant core for cordless telephone support and home automation.
    • Expansion ports such as PCIe for dual-band concurrent 802.11n and USB 2.0 for printers, cameras and mass storage.
    • Advanced, seamless power management functionality that addresses European Code of Conduct requirements.
    • Complete, hardened and turnkey software environment.
  • Broadcom will showcase several new reference designs based on the BCM63168 at BBWF 2011 including:
    • xDSL Home Gateway Platform with integrated HomePlug® AV Powerline Communications (PLC) and Wi-Fi for multi-mode whole-home connectivity.  Also features dual-band concurrent Wi-Fi for high performance triple-play connectivity.
    • Advanced VDSL physical layer rates via G.vector and Channel Bonding.
    • DECT Ultra Low Energy (ULE) capability for home automation.  


Greg Fischer, VP & GM, Broadband Carrier Access, Broadcom

"Broadcom's industry first BCM63168 xDSL IAD solution offers carriers a complete system that realizes significant cost and power savings, ushering in high-bandwidth triple play services.  We look forward to showcasing next generation reference designs, which will open the market to new applications for home automation and whole-home connectivity."

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