A range of new Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) capabilities and power-consumption benchmarks are likely in the near future with the advent of 65 nm switching technology.
Broadcom released yesterday the StrataXGS 200 series switch, built on a 65 nm CMOS chip that allows more memory and logic to enhance performance and security for LAN and data center switching operations.
The switch supports up to 28 GbE ports at 10/100/1000 Mbps with Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing, says CNNmoney.com. It also supports hardware-based IPv6 routing and transition services to allow seamless upgradeability from IPv4 in L3 networks. It also holds a 32-bit MIPS processor for integrated QoS tools such as metering and traffic management.
It also utilizes Broadcom's existing APIs designed for the company's LVL7 FastPath application layer software.