Broadcom’s New Multi-Line DSL Terminal Solution Increases Throughput of Carrier Transport Networks

February 16, 2010

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced a new chipset, production-ready reference design platform and associated firmware that is targeted for Ethernet-based wireless and wired backhauling applications, as well as Ethernet-based business applications that require higher bandwidth. The new Broadcom® BCM96519, the industry’s first and most compact multi-line digital subscriber line (DSL) terminal solution, leverages Broadcom’s high performance multi-mode ADSL2+/VDSL2, vectoring and channel bonding technologies. Compared to existing copper-based transport and backhaul systems in the market today, the BCM96519 significantly increases the capacity of Ethernet connectivity over copper, almost 10-fold, with rates approaching 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) speed.

Highlights/Key Facts:

  • Broadcom’s new BCM96519 multi-line DSL terminal solution provides wireless service providers with fast, simple and cost-effective upgrades to multi-Megabit per second (Mbps) backhauling links supporting 3G and 4G base stations, or Node Bs (also known as BTSs or base transceiver stations) to accelerate the introduction of new mobile broadband services such as mobile TV, live video sharing and high resolution 3D gaming.
  • The BCM96519 delivers more network capacity at a better cost than legacy T1/E1 and G.SHDSL systems in transport and access networks, allowing service providers to offer new services to both businesses and consumers wherever they are. Fixed (wired) network service providers can now deploy higher speed telecommunications services to business accounts and remote DSLAM cabinets using existing copper plants.
  • The BCM96519 multi-line DSL terminal solution:
    • Complements system vendors’ product portfolios by offering a high data rate, low complexity and scalable copper-based transport solution to feed IP service routers and remote DSL access concentrators. This enables carriers and service providers to re-use their existing copper infrastructure to reach remote and less dense subscriber clusters.
    • Easily connects to Broadcom’s widely deployed BladeRunner(TM) family of high performance DSL central office and Fiber-to-the-Node, Fiber-to-the-Curb or Fiber-to-the-Building chipsets. This creates new revenue opportunities for telecommunications service providers, enabling them to add higher bandwidth services to wireless and wired networks in growing consumer and small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) applications.
    • Provides better spectral compatibility with co-located ADSL and VDSL2 loops when compared to legacy E1/T1 or G.SHDSL technologies, and in turn, provides better overall connectivity rates and capacity for a given cable binder.
    • Is integrated and standards-based, providing a small footprint design that reduces bill-of-materials (BOM) cost and eliminates the need for legacy or proprietary technologies.
    • Is based upon the Broadcom® BCM6519 octal digital transceiver and the Broadcom BCM6529 dual analog front end companion chip with the following capabilities:
      • For basic service provider requirements, the BCM96519 supports ITU-T standard compliant 992.3 ADSL2, 992.5 ADSL2+ and 993.2 VDSL2 protocols with additional support for 998.1 ATM bonding and 998.2 PTM bonding, up to 8 lines.
      • To increase capacity, the BCM96519 supports ITU-T G.998.4 compliant physical layer retransmission and G.993.5 vectored VDSL.
      • For carrier grade voice transmission and other timing sensitive applications to share the same backhaul links together with mobile broadband data and video transmission, the BCM96519 supports a high precision and innovative network timing recovery subsystem.

Supporting Quotes:

Greg Fischer, Vice President & General Manager, Broadcom’s Broadband Carrier Access line of business

“The production release of such innovative technology is another milestone Broadcom has achieved toward the IP-based convergence of wireless radio access networks and fixed broadband access networks where carriers and service providers can leverage both their existing copper infrastructure and installed access concentrators to reliably enable higher speed wireless and wireline services with minimal capital expenditures.”

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Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in communications semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. We provide the industry’s broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything®.

Broadcom, one of the world’s largest fabless communications semiconductor companies, with 2009 revenue of $4.49 billion, holds more than 3,800 U.S. and 1,550 foreign patents, and has more than 7,800 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video, data and multimedia.

A FORTUNE 500® company, Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at +1.949.926.5000 or at www.broadcom.com.

Cautions regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry and business, management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “predicts,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “potential,” “continue,” “ongoing,” similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. Examples of such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the demand for the BCM96519 multi-line DSL terminal solutions and our position in that market. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

Important factors that may cause such a difference for Broadcom in connection with the BCM96519 multi-line DSL terminal solution include, but are not limited to:

  • Our ability to timely and accurately predict market requirements and evolving industry standards and to identify opportunities in new markets;
  • Delays in the adoption and acceptance of industry standards in those markets;
  • The rate at which our present and future customers and end-users adopt Broadcom’s technologies and products in the markets;
  • The gain or loss of a key customer, design win or order; and
  • Competitive pressures and other factors such as the qualification, availability and pricing of competing products and technologies and the resulting effects on sales and pricing of our products.

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