Broadcom Corporation announced today the industry’s first 64bit quad-core processor for high-end routers. The BCM4908 enables OEMs and service providers to deliver the extra CPU power needed for smart home and Internet of Things applications while unleashing the higher Internet speeds coming into the home. For more CES news, visit Broadcom’s Newsroom.
The BCM4908 includes the industry’s first 1.8GHz 64Bit quad-core ARM CPU and uses Broadcom’s Runner™ network packet processor to deliver more than 5 Gbps of system data throughput without taxing the CPU. It also supports the increased speeds coming into the home including Google Fiber and Comcast 2 Gbps via an interface for a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet PHY, allowing consumers to enjoy the fastest connection available today.
“With this new SoC, Broadcom is driving home network connectivity to the next level,” said Manny Patel, Broadcom Director of Marketing, Wireless Connectivity. “By increasing the CPU performance and adding advanced features, we’re enabling OEMs to build more powerful home routers that address the increased bandwidth requirements needed to support the continued consumption of high-bandwidth content, growing demand for UltraHD as well as the growing emergence of more IoT and smart home applications.”
The BCM4908 pairs with Broadcom’s BCM4366 wave 2 5G WiFi MU-MIMO to deliver more than 3.4Gbps of simultaneous Wi-Fi throughput.