CES 2016: Broadcom Chip Brings Speed to IoT, Smart Home

Bows 64-bit quad-core router processor
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Targeting the smart home and grander Internet of Things (IoT) apps sector, Broadcom is using this week’s gadgetfest in Las Vegas to intro the BCM4908, a 64-bit quad-core router processor for original equipment manufacturing partners.

The BCM4908 runs on a 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, the company said.

Broadcom said the router is designed to support speedy residential broadband services, such as Google Fiber’s 1-Gig offering and Comcast’s 2 Gbps Gigabit Pro product via a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet PHY. Currently in the sampling phase, the BCM4908 pairs with Broadcom’s BCM4366 wave2 Gg WiFi MU-MIMO to deliver more than 3.4 Gbps of WiFi throughput, the chipmaker added.

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