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Broadcom's new processor targets NAS devices

Posted: 05 Jun 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Broadcom  StrataGX BCM5862X  NAS device  network attached storage  5G WiFi 

Broadcom Corp. has released what it boasts as a line of high-performance processors for wired and wireless network attached storage (NAS) devices and routers. The StrataGX BCM5862X series claims to offer 10x increase in performance with the ARM-based FlexSPARX engine, while integrating enhanced security and storage features to support hybrid cloud services. It also delivers Gigabit connectivity speeds on wired and wireless connections with support for 5G WiFi, based on the latest IEEE 802.11ac standard, added the company.

The company said the StrataGX series delivers highly secure anytime, anywhere access via a line-rate encrypted connection. Broadcom's StrataGX devices deliver highly secure and faster connections to the cloud via a wired or wireless network to allow the rapid flow of multimedia information.

According to Broadcom, the StrataGX BCM5862X series delivers high-bandwidth storage interfaces that include SATA and USB3 for local caching of cloud data. It also features dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processors that operate at 1.2GHz and integrated Gigabit Ethernet switch and PHYs that enable support of high-bandwidth applications. Additionally, the series comes with a Linux Development Kit (LDK), reference designs and standard open source software tools that the company said reduce engineering

development and time-to-market.

Likewise, the reference software enables security acceleration for fast and secure access to multimedia, whether accessing content from the home or a remote location, and boasts pin compatibility with previous generations, leveraging customers' existing investments.

The BCM5862X Series is sampling with volume production slated for 4Q13.

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