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Broadcom Ships Industry’s First 5nm Single-Chip 25.6Tb/s Router To Address Growing Bandwidth

Our Clusterpartner Broadcom Inc. announced the immediate availability of Qumran3D, the next generation of the StrataDNX family of single chip routers. Qumran3D raises the bar for carrier and cloud operator solutions by delivering high-performance, low-power, and security-rich networking.

A leading-edge single chip, Qumran3D offers 25.6 Terabits per second of routing in a fixed form factor, with Ethernet port rates from 100 Gb/s to 800 Gb/s. A routing solution based on a single Qumran3D will save up to 66% more energy and up to 80% more rack space compared to previous generations.

Qumran3D will accelerate the transition to merchant silicon routers,” said Ram Velaga, senior vice president and general manager, Core Switching Group, Broadcom. “With its unique combination of unyielding performance, power efficiency and security, Qumran3D is the ideal solution for the next generation of fixed, standalone routers. It will revolutionize the way that operators build and manage their networks.”

The new single chip router comes as service providers are facing growing bandwidth and security demands driven by increased AI, mobile edge and other high data deployments.

Service providers’ networks are in transformation to address massive growth in bandwidth, subscribers and services,” said Bob Wheeler, principal analyst at Wheeler’s Network.

Qumran3D offers a high-bandwidth, large scale, secure and low-power choice for networks connecting hundreds of thousands of subscribers and is well-positioned to help network operators meet this growth within the power and space constraints of aggregation, peering, and edge facilities.”

The high integration level enables best-in-class performance for the most challenging routing environments. It packs three dedicated engines that perform on-chip processing and buffering, large-scale forwarding, and strong security function and native line-rate MACsec encryption on all ports.

Qumran3D’s massive embedded forwarding databases are sized to meet the required scale for any routing environment, and provide enough headroom for the expected exponential growth of subscribers and services in the coming decade — while eliminating the need for routing tables’ expansion in external devices.

In addition to connecting more subscribers, converging networks and deploying new applications at new network entry points, network operators need to address the growing security threats worldwide. Qumran3D’s large-scale on-chip policy tables provide best-in-class privacy and protection to the network and to its subscribers. The flexible policy engines, coupled with IPsec for connection security and MACsec for line-rate encryption, provide protection to millions of private connections across subscribers, without compromising on performance.

Qumran3D’s 256 links of the industry’s best-performing and longest-reach 100G PAM-4 SerDes enable 25% to 50% reduction in optical transceivers power consumption. It also supports emerging 800ZR+ optics for DCI and IPoDWDM.

This versatility makes Qumran3D suitable for a variety of network applications including Core, Edge, peering and DCI routers, and aggregation system— carrying large amounts of traffic, securely connecting users, and exchanging traffic between networks and data centers.

Key Features

  • Up to 25.6Tb/s switching capacity per device

  • High-speed, high-density port interfaces up to 800GE leveraging best-in-class 100Gb/s PAM-4 SerDes

  • Feature rich processing pipe, addressing any Carrier and Cloud requirement and future-proofing via Elastic Pipe™

  • Carrier grade Hierarchical Traffic Manager

  • High bandwidth, low power, and in-package HBM packet memory

  • Massive on chip forwarding databases, eliminating the need for companion devic

  • On-chip policy engines, protecting millions of flows

  • Integrated IPsec engines and MACsec engines at line rate

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