Broadcom Intros LTE Backhaul SoC

Broadcom delivers industry's first SoC to achieve 1.25Gbps for 4G/LTE microwave backhaul

October 19, 2011

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IRVINE, Calif. -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced its latest innovation for 4G/LTE microwave backhaul, the BCM85620 system-on-a-chip (SoC). Designed specifically to address the need for higher bandwidth in mobile backhaul, the BCM85620 represents the industry's first solution to deliver Gigabit bandwidth and beyond and is the first SoC to combine a baseband modem and network processor in one chip.

With unparalleled integration, the BCM85620 combines the functionality of up to ten off-the-shelf application-specific standard parts (ASSPs) into one SoC, dramatically lowering power consumption and system costs. Today's announcement also represents the successful integration of Provigent within just six months post acquisition.

As the number of mobile users, and use of multimedia services such as streaming video continues to rise, mobile operators are investing in next generation mobile backhaul networks that enable them to meet the performance and service expectations of consumers. In order to manage this massive growth in wireless traffic and evolution of 4G/LTE networks, carriers are faced with the challenge of backhauling data from the cell sites to the core network.

Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM)

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