World’s First ADSL SoC with Integrated 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 Technology

Broadcom has launched the first broadband SoC with integrated Wi-Fi 6 technology. The BCM63178 combines ADSL (Asymmetric digital subscriber line), 35b VDSL, and Wi-Fi 6 into a single integrated solution, enabling telecom service providers to effectively deploy copper services coupled with the benefits of 802.11ax in a single, cost-effective platform. With high-performance CPU, Gigabit Ethernet routing, next-generation broadband access, and WiFi 6, BCM63178 provides a path for service providers to spread broadband content throughout the home.

Combined with a multi-core CPU complex for high-performance packet processing and offload, Gigabit Ethernet switching and routing, and VoIP, the BCM63178 is architected to efficiently scale from single-band applications to the high-speed demands of dual-band Wi-Fi home networking with Broadcom’s BCM43684 Wi-Fi 6 WLAN chipset. Complementing the BCM63178 silicon is an advanced, secure, container-based software architecture consistent with Broadcom’s DSL and PON CPE silicon offerings.

Broadcom’s 802.11ax implementation provides users with an improved wireless experience based on state-of-the-art Wi-Fi 6 technology recently introduced by the Wi-Fi Alliance. Broadcom’s new platforms are designed to facilitate whole home coverage, WFA EasyMesh capable gateways and repeaters, reliable video over Wi-Fi performance, as well as faster download and upload speeds, higher capacity, better coverage, and longer battery life afforded by Wi-Fi 6.

The Broadcom BCM63178 family of devices is currently sampling.


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