Broadcom introduces 64Bit quad-core router processor

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM) has released its first 64bit quad-core processor for high-end routers, the company said.

The BCM4908 enables OEMs and service providers to deliver the extra CPU power needed for smart home and Internet of Things applications while unleashing the higher Internet speeds coming into the home.

The BCM4908 includes the industry´s first 1.8GHz 64Bit quad-core ARM CPU and uses Broadcom´s Runnerâ„¢ network packet processor to deliver more than 5 Gbps of system data throughput without taxing the CPU. It also supports the increased speeds coming into the home including Google Fiber and Comcast 2 Gbps via an interface for a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet PHY, allowing consumers to enjoy the fastest connection available today.

The BCM4908 pairs with Broadcom´s BCM4366 wave 2 5G WiFi MU-MIMO to deliver more than 3.4Gbps of simultaneous Wi-Fi throughput.

Broadcom products deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments.