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Broadcom samples StrataXGS Trident 4 switch series

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | 12:29 CET | News

Broadcom announced sampling of its StrataXGS Trident 4 BCM56880 switch series providing bandwidths of 2.0 to 12.8 Tbps. With the introduction of Trident 4, Broadcom said it allows enterprises to use merchant silicon-based systems throughout their networks, from campus access and aggregation to data centre top-of-rack and spine.

A key feature of Trident 4 that enables these benefits is the ability to scale from 2.0 to 12.8 Tbps on monolithic 7nm, fully programmable silicon implementations with full enterprise-class functionality, Broadcom said.

The architecture provides flexibility in both packet forwarding and telemetry. This programmability is provided while maintaining a high degree of feature concurrency. This allows the same architecture with the same network operating system (NOS) and hardware programming to be used throughout the network, dramatically improving operational consistency.

Trident 4 is pin-compatible with Tomahawk 3, which enables the reuse of existing high-volume hardware systems. Further, Trident 4 offers easy software migration from previous Tomahawk and Trident systems by providing the option for two sets of software interfaces: the widely-deployed SDK6 APIs and also the logical table-based APIs offered with SDKLT.

In addition, Trident 4 offers runtime programmability.

Broadcom is now shipping the Trident 4 BCM56880 devices to qualified customers. 



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