February 28, 2021

Broadcom Launches World’s Smallest, Most Power-Efficient Automotive Ethernet Switch Portfolio

Next-Generation BroadR-Reach® Chips with Integrated PHYs Enable Centralized In-Car Networking with Proven Performance, Compliance and Security

News Highlights:

  • Automotive-qualified 28 nanometer (nm) design reduces power consumption by 30 percent1

  • Reduces package size by 50 percent2 and integrates low pass filters

  • High-speed Ethernet establishes a secure network for connected car applications

Broadcom Corporation, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless Press Image_BroadR-Reach Switchcommunications, today announced its next-generation BroadR-Reach automotive Ethernet switch portfolio with integrated PHYs for automotive central gateway, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems(ADAS), infotainment, head units and time-sensitive applications. The new 28 nm devices utilize a unique design that delivers 30 percent power savings to provide the industry’s lowest power automotive switch solution. For more news, visit Broadcom’s Newsroom.

The dramatic rise of in-car applications has led to an increase in demand for bandwidth, creating strain on the car’s network. Through the use of Broadcom’s high-performance BroadR-Reach Ethernet technology, automotive manufacturers not only address bandwidth concerns but also ensure compliance with the latest standards and enable a secure network. Serving as the car’s network gateway, wired Ethernet connectivity provides device authentication to protect the car from malicious attacks, eavesdropping and the installation of non-approved devices. Additionally, Broadcom’s new BCM8953x family creates a centralized switch that brings together previously standalone connections such as back-up camera, instrumentation, audio and video streaming to share data across various applications and improve the user experience.

Broadcom’s BroadR-Reach automotive Ethernet technology is on the road today in a wide range of vehicles, including the BMW X3, X4, X5, X6, i3, i8, 6 Series and 7 Series vehicles; the Jaguar XJ and XF; and the Volkswagen Passat.