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Broadcom unveils the first Gigabit Ethernet controllers supporting PCI Express

Broadcom started shipping its new Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) controllers supporting PCI Express bus. BCM5721, BCM5751 and BCM5751M chips respectively designed for server, desktop, and mobile systems, are one of the first GbE solutions with PCI Express support.

Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5721 GbE for servers supports PCI Express 1x, IPMI 1.5, and Broadcom Advanced Server Program (BASP).

Desktop and workstation BCM5751 supports ASF 2.0 (Alerting Standards Forum).

BCM5751M is power-optimized for mobile applications. Besides, BCM5751M supports Trusted Computing Group 1.1b specs providing enterprise authentification and protection from attacks.

All three are based on 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet MACs; have built-in buffers and PHY tranceivers; all three are made using 0.13µm CMOS. Each chip is encased into 196-pin 15x15mm housing. BCM5721, BCM5751, and BCM5751M are already sampling.

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