Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Fiber

Category: System and Controller
Manufacturer: Broadcom
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 173 KB
Operating System: Windows 7
Latest Version / Release Date: 12.2.2.1 / 09 Jan 2000

Windows device driver information for Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Fiber

The Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Fiber is a line of controllers comprised of the BCM5703S, BCM5703, and BCM5702 devices. This product line considerably reduces power consumption, board space and cost needed for Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. These controller devices allow OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and network equipment makers to provide devices that enable Gigabit Ethernet performance at competitive prices to devices that only have the 10/ 100 mbps Fast Ethernet. This product line also effectively complements Broadcom’s server and client optimized devices such as transceivers and switching solutions for servers to deliver best in class product sets for Gigabit Ethernet networking. Further, the deployment of the Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Fiber product line in the cutting edge technology 0.13 micron CMOS process will enable next generations of the product line to carry on scaling power and cost as geometries for processes also improve.

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One controller device in the Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Fiber product line is the BCM5703S. This is a high performance PCI-X, 64 bit controller device that integrates a Serializer Deserializer (SerDes) interface which makes it perfect for chassis-server applications that are considered high density. By using this controller device, Gigabit traffic may be executed directly over a chassis based server’s backplane to a switch fabric blade. This enables savings of up to 2 watts for every connection and eliminates the need of 2 external Serializer Deserializer devices. It can likewise decrease the amount of traces executed on the backplane in half. This device is available in a 300 pin 21 X 21 millimeter H2BGA package that can allow blade server developers to significantly increase the density of the server and decrease the size of the board. Its incorporated Serializer Deserializer can likewise decrease the board size and cost of 1000BaseFX and 1000BaseSX Gigabit network interface cards in the Ethernet-overFiber category. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Fiber errors before installing any driver updates.