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Wireless chipsets[edit]

PCI/PCIe/USB[edit]

b[edit]

Chip Radio
chip
WLC PHY Interface PHY
modes
First seen
(FCC)
Notes Adapters ESystems PR /
PPage
BCM4301 BCM2051 2 B PCI/CB b 2002-08-23 WLAN baseband processor
and MAC functionality
11 devices 8 devices PR
RD
BCM4307 BCM2051 2 B PCI/CB b 2002-06-14 V.92 modem and 10/100
Ethernet capability in chip
4 devices 0 devices PR
RD

(a)bg[edit]

Chip Radio
chip
WLC PHY Interface PHY
modes
First seen
(FCC)
Notes Adapters ESystems PR /
PPage
BCM4306 r2 BCM2050 4 G PCI / CB / PCMCIA /... bg 2002-12-12
(all 4306s)
89 devices
(all 4306s)
59 devices
(all 4306s)
PR
RD
BCM4306 r3 BCM2050 5 G PCI / CB / PCMCIA /... bg 2002-12-12
(all 4306s)
89 devices
(all 4306s)
59 devices
(all 4306s)
PR
RD
BCM4309 r2 BCM2050 (b/g)
BCM2060 (a)
4 A + G PCI / CB abg 2003-03-14
(all 4309s)
BCM2050 may be omitted
for 802.11a only use
7 devices
(all 4309s)
2 devices
(all 4309s)
PR
BCM4309 r3 BCM2050 (b/g)
BCM2060 (a)
5 A + G PCI / CB abg 2003-03-14
(all 4309s)
BCM2050 may be omitted
for 802.11a only use
7 devices
(all 4309s)
2 devices
(all 4309s)
PR
BCM4311 BCM2050 10 G r8 PCIe bg 2005-07-22
.
9 devices 0 devices PPage
BCM4311 BCM2050 (b/g)
BCM2060 (a)
10 ... PCIe abg 2005-08-03
.
5 devices 0 devices PPage
RD
BCM4312 BCM2050 15 LP r1 PCIe bg 2007-07-28
.
15 devices 7 devices PPage
PBrief
BCM4318 BCM2050 9 G r7 PCI / CB bg 2004-12-09 Single-chip 802.11 b/g,
MAC and Radio
31 devices 67 devices PR
RD
BCM4318E BCM2050 9 G r7 PCI / CB /... bg 2004-12-09 on-board Encore DSP
(BroadRange®)
29 devices 13 devices PPage
BCM4318E BCM2050 (b/g)
BCM2060 (a)
9 ... PCI / CB /... abg 2005-03-08 on-board Encore DSP
(BroadRange®)
9 devices 0 devices PPage
RD
BCM4320 BCM2050 ... ... USB 2.0 bg 2005-01-05 Single-Chip 802.11g
USB 2.0 Transceiver
16 devices 0 devices PPage
BCM4326U ... ... ... USB 2.0 bg 2006-11-13 Low-Power 802.11bg
Transceiver
9 devices 0 devices PPage
PBrief
BCM4333
+ BCM4306
BCM2050 4/5 G USB 2.0 bg 2002-12-16 BCM4333 (likely a rebranded
BCM4702
) serves as a
bridge chip for BCM4306,
used over USB (RNDIS mode)
2 devices 0 devices PR
BCM4712 BCM2050 7 G r2 USB 2.0 bg 2003-11-24 router WiSoC (RNDIS mode)
FE LAN port, int. MAC/BB
3 devices 46 devices PPage

(a)bgn[edit]

Chip Radio
chip
WLC PHY Interface PHY
modes
MIMO
config
First seen
(FCC)
Notes Adapters ESystems PR /
PPage
BCM4313 BCM2064 24 LCN r1 PCIe bgn 1x1:1 2009-10-01 HT20-only
(72MBps max)
11 devices 9 devices PR
PPage
BCM43131 BCM2057 r14 30 N r17 PCIe bgn 1x1:1 2013-09-17 1 devices 2 devices PR
BCM43142 BCM2065 33 LCN
40
r3
PCIe +
USB (BT)
bgn 1x1:1 2011-11-09 Wi-Fi Direct support,
BT4.0+HS
6 devices 0 devices PPage
BCM4321 BCM2055 r4 11/12
L 11/1
N r1 PCI / CB
/ PCIe
bgn 2x2:2 2006-04-12 draft-n; abgn/bgn
depending on implementation
13 devices 18 devices PR
BCM4321 BCM2055 r4 11/12 N r1 PCI / CB
/ PCIe
abgn 2x2:2 2006-06-14 draft-n; abgn/bgn
depending on implementation
12 devices 3 devices PR
BCM43217 BCM2057 r14 30 N r17 PCIe bgn 2x2:2 2012-06-28 5 devices 26 devices PR
BCM4322 BCM2056 r3 16 N r4 PCI / PCIe abgn 2x2:2 2008-02-12 802.11 abgn/bgn
depending on implementation
13 devices 18 devices PBrief
PPage
BCM43222 BCM2056 r6 16 N r6 PCI abgn 2x2:2 2009-06-09 802.11 abgn/bgn
depending on implementation
4 devices 15 devices PR
BCM43224 BCM2056 r11 23 N r6 PCIe abgn 2x2:2 2009-04-02 9 devices 14 devices RD
PPage
BCM43225 BCM2056 r11 23 N r6 PCIe bgn 2x2:2 2009-03-25 11 devices 16 devices PR
RD
BCM43227 BCM2057 r9 30 N r16 PCIe bgn 2x2:2 2010-11-10 4 devices 6 devices PR
BCM43228 BCM2057 r9 30 N r16 PCIe abgn 2x2:2 2010-12-17 13 devices 7 devices PR
BCM4323 ... ... ...
.
USB 2.0 abgn 2x2:2 2009-04-10 BCM4322 w/ USB IF used 24 devices 0 devices PBrief
PPage
BCM43231 ... ... ... USB 2.0 bgn 2x2:2 2008-09-02 BCM4322 w/ USB IF used,
single-band only
12 devices 6 devices PR
BCM43234 ... ... ...
.
USB 2.0 bgn 1x1:1 2011-03-29 3 devices 2 devices PR
BCM43235 ... ... ... USB 2.0 bgn 2x2:2 2011-04-28 5 devices 1 devices PPage family
BCM43236 BCM2057 r7 24 ... USB 2.0 abgn 2x2:2 2010-11-17 publicly released 43236es
appear to be rev.2 chips
15 devices 22 devices PPage family
BCM43236B ... ... ...
.
USB 2.0 abgn 2x2:2 2011-10-26 seem to be rev.3 43236es 6 devices 10 devices PR
BCM43237 ... ... ...
.
USB 2.0 bgn 2x2:2 2011-09-28 1 devices 0 devices PR
BCM43238 ... ... ... USB 2.0 bgn 2x2:2 2012-11-29 0 devices 1 devices PPage family
BCM4331 BCM2059 r0 29 HT r1 PCIe abgn 3x3:3 2010-10-20 8 devices 45 devices PPage
BCM43431 ... ... ...
.
PCIe abgn 3x3:3 2012-07-06 1 devices 9 devices PR

ac[edit]

Chip Interface PHY
modes
MIMO config
(max.rate)
First seen
(FCC)
Notes Adapters ESystems PR /
PPage
BCM43162 PCIe abgn+ac 1x1:1
(433Mbps)
2014-02-13 DB 2.4/5GHz, 802.11ac
256-QAM, LDPC, PCIe 2.0
2 devices 0 devices PR
PPage
BCM43516 USB 2.0 abgn+ac 1x1:1
(433Mbps)
DB 2.4/5GHz, 802.11ac
256-QAM, LDPC, USB 2.0
0 devices 0 devices PR
PPage
BCM4350 PCIe / USB
/ SDIO 3.0
abgn+ac 2x2:2
(867Mbps)
2015-08-25 PCIe, 256 QAM, TurboQAM
BT4.0+HS, FM radio, USB 3.0
Tx BF, LDPC, DVR, OTT
4 devices 0 devices PR
PPage
BCM4352 PCIe abgn+ac 2x2:2
(867Mbps)
2012-05-16 DB 2.4/5GHz, 802.11ac
256-QAM, LDPC, PCIe 2.0
BCM2069; 40/AC (14e4:43b1)
11 devices 17 devices PR
PPage
BCM43520 PCIe abgn+ac 2x2:2
(867Mbps)
DB 2.4/5GHz, 802.11ac
256-QAM, LDPC, PCIe 2.0
0 devices 0 devices PR
BCM43526 USB 2.0 abgn+ac 2x2:2
(867Mbps)
2012-08-20 DB 2.4/5GHz, 802.11ac
256-QAM, LDPC, USB 2.0
9 devices 3 devices PR
PPage
BCM43556 USB 3.0 abgn+ac 2x2:2
(867Mbps)
USB 3.0, 256-QAM
Tx BF, LDPC
0 devices 0 devices PR
BCM43558 USB 3.0 abgn+ac 2x2:2
(867Mbps)
USB 3.0, BT4.0+HS
256-QAM, Tx BF, LDPC
0 devices 0 devices PR
BCM4356 PCIe abgn+ac 2x2:2
(867Mbps)
2014-11-20 int. BT 4.1, (14e4:43ec)
supported in 3.17+
3 devices 0 devices PR
PPage
BCM43566 USB 3.0 abgn+ac 2x2:2
(867Mbps)
int. BT 4.1, (0a5c:bd27)
supported in 3.17+
0 devices 0 devices PR
drv
BCM43567 PCIe abgn+ac 2x2:2
(867Mbps)
int. BT 4.1, (14e4:43d3)
supported in 3.17+
0 devices 0 devices PR
drv
BCM43569 USB 3.0 abgn+ac 2x2:2
(867Mbps)
int. BT 4.1, (0a5c:bd27)
supported in 3.17+
0 devices 0 devices PR
PPage
BCM43570 PCIe abgn+ac 2x2:2
(867Mbps)
int. BT 4.1, (14e4:43d9)
supported in 3.17+
0 devices 0 devices PR
PPage
BCM4358 PCIe abgn+ac 2x2:2
(867Mbps)
2015-03-04 DB 2.4/5GHz, 802.11ac,
int. BT, PA, LNA, TurboQAM
1 devices 1 devices PR
PPage
BCM4360 PCIe abgn+ac 3x3:3
(1.3Gbps)
2012-04-20 DB 2.4/5GHz, 802.11ac
256-QAM, LDPC, PCIe 2.0
BCM2069; 40/AC (14e4:4360)
12 devices 70 devices PR
PPage
BCM43602 PCIe abgn+ac 3x3:3
(1.3Gbps)
2014-06-02 320MHz ARM Cortex R4
960KB SRAM, (14e4:43ba)
(FullMAC arch. targeted)
pin comp. w/ BCM4360
5 devices 9 devices PR
SNB
drv
BCM4366 PCIe abgn+ac 4x4:4
(1.7Gbps)
2015-05-26 800MHz ARM Cortex A7
4x4 MU-MIMO, 80MHz
NitroQAM (QAM-1024)
2 devices 6 devices PR PR
PPage
BCM43460 PCIe abgn+ac 3x3:3
(1.3Gbps)
2013-04-18 5G Wi-Fi 3x3 2.4/5GHz
11ac MAC/PHY/Radio
2 devices 10 devices PR
PPage
BCM43462 PCIe abgn+ac 3x3:3
(1.3Gbps)
Dual-Band 2.4/5GHz
int. MAC, PHY, Radio
0 devices 0 devices PR
BCM43465 PCIe abgn+ac 4x4:4
(1.7Gbps)
4x4 MU-MIMO Wave2
160 MHz, 1024-QAM
0 devices 0 devices PR
PPage
BCM43525 PCIe abgn+ac 3x3:3
(1.3Gbps)
3x3 MU-MIMO Wave2
160 MHz, 1024-QAM
0 devices 0 devices PR
PPage

SDIO/Other[edit]

(a)bg(n)[edit]

Chip Interface PHY
modes
MIMO
config
First seen
(FCC)
Notes Adapters ESystems PR / PPage
BCM43143 SDIO / USB bgn 1x1:1 2013-09-17 802.11bgn MAC/PHY/Radio
with USB/SDIO Host Interface
3 devices 1 devices PR
PBrief
BCM4319 USB 2.0 /... abgn / bgn 1x1:1 2010-03-31 BT 2.1 + EDR, FM radio 6 devices 0 devices PR
PR
BCM43241 SDIO abgn 2x2:2 2013-04-05 2x2 MIMO DB combo device,
802.11n, BT 4.0+HS, FM receiver
1 devices 2 devices PPage
PBrief
BCM43242 SDIO / USB abgn 2x2:2 2013-09-27 802.11abgn, 2x2 MIMO, VSDB,
BT 4.0+HS, LDPC, STBC
3 devices 0 devices PR
BCM4325 SDIO abg / bg n/a 2010-10-07 BT 2.1 + EDК, FM radio 0 devices 1 devices PR
PPage
BCM4328 SDIO abg n/a Low-Power 802.11
a/b/g Transceiver
0 devices 0 devices PPage
PBrief
BCM4329 SDIO abgn / bgn 1x1:1 2011-02-17 BT 2.1+EDR
FM radio
2 devices 0 devices PPage
BCM4330 SDIO abgn / bgn 1x1:1 2011-10-04 BT 4.0+HS, FM radio
Apple iPhone 4S
3 devices 8 devices PPage
BCM4334 SDIO abgn 1x1:1 2013-01-29 BT 4.0+HS, FM
Apple iPhone 5 / 5c
1 devices 1 devices PR
PPage
BCM43340 SDIO abgn 1x1:1 2013-06-19 BT 4.0 + EDR,
FM, SDIO
1 devices 1 devices PBrief
BCM43341 SDIO abgn 1x1:1 BT 4.0 + EDR,
NFC + FM, SDIO
0 devices 0 devices PR
PPage
BCM43342 SDIO abgn 1x1:1 BT 4.0 + EDR, FM
Apple iPhone 5s
0 devices 0 devices iPhone
wiki
BCM4336 SDIO bgn 1x1:1 2011-06-29 used in Roku LT,
Roku 2 players
1 devices 4 devices PR
BCM43362 SDIO bgn 1x1:1 2011-03-07 int. ARM Cortex-M3 CPU, WICED
used in Roku 2500X player
8 devices 5 devices PR
PPage
BCM4343 SDIO bgn 1x1:1 2.4GHz 1T1R, BT 4.2/Smart
BCM4343WKUBG (CW)
0 devices 0 devices PR
CW
BCM43430 SDIO bgn 1x1:1 2.4GHz 1T1R, BT 4.1/Smart
int. PA/LNA, TurboQAM, LDPC, BF
0 devices 0 devices PR
BCM43438 SDIO bgn 1x1:1 2016-02-26 BT 4.1, used in Ingenic Newton 2
T7GD2 MB WFA56441 10/13/2014
0 devices 1 devices CNX

ac[edit]

Chip Interface PHY
modes
MIMO
config
First seen
(FCC)
Notes Adapters ESystems PR / PPage
BCM4335 SDIO 3.0 / PCIe / HSIC abgn+ac 1x1:1 2013-02-20 TurboQAM, LDPC, STBC,
BT 4.0+HS, FM radio, HSIC
Samsung Galaxy S4
0 devices 11 devices PR
PPage
BCM4339 SDIO 3.0 / PCIe / USB abgn+ac 1x1:1 2013-09-04 BT4.0+HS, FM radio, USB 3.0
updated version of BCM4335
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
0 devices 3 devices PR
PPage
BCM4345 SDIO 3.0 / PCIe abgn+ac 2x2:2 2x2 (HT80) 802.11ac, 2.4/5GHz
BT 4.1/BLE, FM, SDIO 3.0, PCIe
Apple iPhone 6 / 6+
0 devices 0 devices TD
BCM43455 SDIO 3.0 / PCIe abgn+ac 1x1:1 1x1 (HT80) 802.11ac, 2.4/5GHz
BT 4.1/BLE, FM, SDIO 3.0, PCIe
LDPC, Beamforming, LTE coex
0 devices 0 devices PR
PR
BCM4350 SDIO 3.0 / PCIe / USB abgn+ac 2x2:2 2015-08-25 BT4.0+HS, FM radio, USB 3.0
PCIe, 256 QAM, TurboQAM
Apple iPad Air 2 WP
4 devices 0 devices PR
PPage
BCM4354 SDIO 3.0 / PCIe / USB abgn+ac 2x2:2 BT 4.1/BLE, FM radio, USB 3.0
PCIe-WLAN, UART/USB-BT,
Samsung Galaxy S5 (WFA)
0 devices 0 devices PR
Blog
PPage
BCM4356 SDIO 3.0 / PCIe / USB abgn+ac 2x2:2 2014-11-20 BT 4.1/BLE, FM radio, USB 3.0
PCIe-WLAN, UART/USB-BT,
Google Nexus 6 TD
3 devices 0 devices PR
PR
PPage
BCM4358 SDIO 3.0 / PCIe / USB abgn+ac 2x2:2 2015-03-04 BT 4.1/BLE, FM radio, USB 3.0
PCIe-WLAN, UART/USB-BT,
Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920)]
1 devices 1 devices PR
PR
PPage
BCM4359 SDIO 3.0 / PCIe / USB abgn+ac 2x2:2 2x2 HT80 802.11ac, 2.4/5GHz
BT 4.2/BLE, FM radio, USB 3.0,
RSDB, PCIe-WLAN, UART/USB-BT
0 devices 0 devices PR
PR
BCM4371 SDIO / PCIe / USB / UART abgn+ac 2x2:2 2016-01-29 2x2 HT80 802.11ac, 2.4/5GHz
BT 4.0 BR/EDR/LE, USB 3.0,
PCIe-WLAN, USB/UART-BT
1 devices 0 devices PR
PR

Internet of Things (IoT)[edit]

  • "WICED" (Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices)
is Broadcom trademark/brand for Internet-of-Things chips

(a)bgn[edit]

Chip Arch. Clock
speed
Cores PHY
modes
MIMO
config
First seen
(FCC)
Notes Adapters ESystems PR /
PPage
BCM43012 ARM
Cortex-R4
320 MHz 1 abgn 1x1:1 (CES 2016) WiSoC, BT 4.2, 28nm
int. PA, LNA, PMU
0 devices 0 devices PR
PPage
BCM43907 ARM
Cortex-R4
320 MHz 1 abgn 1x1:1 (2014) WICED, 802.11abgn
1x1 WiSoC with audio
0 devices 0 devices PR
BCM43909 ARM
Cortex-R4
320 MHz 1 abgn 1x1:1 (2014) WiSoC 802.11abgn
(USB 0a5c:bd28)
0 devices 0 devices
BCM44362 ARM
Cortex-M3
320 MHz 1 bgn 1x1:1 WiSoC 802.11bgn
Ser., UART, SPI, USB
0 devices 0 devices PR
BCM89359 ARM
Cortex-M3
320 MHz 1 abgn 2x2:2 (Q3 2015) WiSoC 802.11abgn
BT Smart 4.2, RSDB
0 devices 0 devices PR

  • BCM43907 - (2014) 802.11abgn 1x1 WiSoC with audio
inc. SoC 320MHz ARM Cortex-R4 (PR)
  • BCM43909 - (2014) 802.11abgn ?? USB 0a5c:bd28
  • BCM44362 - (2013) 802.11bgn WiSoC ARM Cortex-M3
Radiocom RW8200 (DS PR) FCC ID: K7T-RW8200
  • BCM89359 - 5G Wi-Fi/BT Smart 2X2 MIMO Combo Chip
with Real Simultaneous Dual Band (RSDB) Support (PR)
  • BCM89072 - Tri-mode Bluetooth Smart v4.2 SoC (PR)
ARM Cortex M3, BB CPU, BT Smart 4.2, HCI, Automotive

Advanced WICED IoT Family (WICED Core ELP) (PR)

  • BCM20706 int. ARM Cortex CM3 MCU with clock speed up to 96 MHz (PR)
  • BCM20719 which supports both Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart protocols
  • BCM20729 which supports Zigbee and 6LoWPAN protocols
  • BCM20732 WICED Smart Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module (CW)
  • BCM20739 which supports Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart and 802.15.4 protocols
ARM Cortex CM4 MCU with FPU and DSP extensions and a clock speed up to 100MHz
512 KB RAM for complex applications, 1 MB flash memory for program and data storage

SoC[edit]

WiSoC[edit]

bg[edit]

Chip Radio WLC
rev.
PHY
rev.
Arch. Clock
speed
PHY modes First seen
(FCC)
Notes ESystems PR /
PPage
BCM4712 BCM2050 7/2 G r2 BMIPS3300 200 MHz bg 2003-11-24 46 devices PPage
RD RG
BCM5350 BCM2050 7/2 G r2 BMIPS3300 200 MHz bg 2004-07-21 in. FE switch 13 devices PR
RD
BCM5352 BCM2050 9/7 G r7 BMIPS3300 200 MHz bg 2005-03-29 int. FE switch 5 devices
.
BCM5352E BCM2050 9/7 G r7 BMIPS3300 200 MHz bg 2005-05-17 int. FE switch,
Encore DSP
16 devices PPage
BCM5354 BCM2062 r1 13/0 LP r0 BMIPS3300 240 MHz bg 2007-01-09 int. FE switch,
Encore DSP
42 devices PR RD
PPage
BCM5355 ... ... ... MIPS 74K 333 MHz bg 2009-09-17 int. FE switch, seems to
identify as BCM5356
1 devices

(a)bgn[edit]

Chip Radio WLC/PHY
rev.
Arch. Clock
speed
PHY modes MIMO
config
First seen
(FCC)
Notes ESystems PR / PPage
BCM5356 ... A1 21/3
B0 28/9
C0 28/17
MIPS 74K 300 MHz bgn  1x1:1 2009-07-03 int. FE switch 21 devices PR
PPage family
BCM5356U ... B0 28/9 MIPS 74K 300/(500)* MHz bgn  1x1:1 2011-07-19 int. FE switch, USB 4 devices PPage family
BCM5357 BCM2057 B0 28/9
C0 28/17
MIPS 74K 300 MHz bgn  2x2:2 2010-05-18 int. FE switch,
USB 2.0 IF
42 devices PPage
BCM5358 BCM2057 B0 28/9
C0 28/17?
MIPS 74K 500 MHz bgn  2x2:2 2011-12-01 int. FE switch,
USB 2.0, VoIP
7 devices PPage family
BCM5358U ... B0 28/9 MIPS 74K 500 MHz bgn  2x2:2 2011-01-28 int. FE switch,
USB 2.0, PCIe
28 devices PPage family
BCM4716 BCM2056 r7 B0 17/6 MIPS 74K 300 MHz bgn  2x2:2 2008-12-30 2.4GHz, 802.11n MAC
block diagram cpu
8 devices PPage
BCM4717 ... A1 17/5 MIPS 74K 354 MHz abgn  2x2:2 2008-12-30 1x USB 2.0
block diagram
9 devices PPage
BCM4717V BCM2056 r7 A1 17/5 MIPS 74K 354 MHz abgn  2x2:2 2011-02-18 802.11n 2.4/5GHz
wireless STB SoC
1 devices PPage
BCM4718 BCM2056
+BCM4322
A1 17/5 MIPS 74Kc 480/ 533 MHz abgn  2x2:2 2009-01-23 PCIe IF, 2x USB2.0, A1
block diagram cpu
28 devices PPage
BCM47186 BCM2057 B0 28/9 MIPS 74K 480 MHz [1] abgn  2x2:2 2011-03-31 5-port FE switch, PCIe,
int.2.4GHz PA
7 devices PPage
BCM4748 ...
+BCM4342E
A1 ?/? MIPS 74K 533 MHz abgn  2x2:2 2010-10-01 int.CPU/BB/MAC/Radio
+ext.FEM+MAC/PHY/Radio
5 devices PPage
PBrief

ac[edit]

Chip Arch. Clock
speed
Cores PHY
modes
MIMO
config
First seen
(FCC)
Notes ESystems PR /
PPage
BCM47189 ARM
Cortex A7
900 MHz 1 abgn+ac 2x2:2 2015-11-30 DB 2.4/5GHz, int. 2x2/1+1 5G w/ CPU, FE switch
ARM CPU, PCIe, USB 2.0, RGMII/GigE, iPA/ePA
1 devices PPage
PR PR
BCM53573 ARM
Cortex A7
800 MHz 1 abgn+ac 2x2:2 DB 2.4/5GHz, int. 2x2/1+1 5G w/ CPU, FE switch
ARM CPU, PCIe, USB 2.0, RGMII/GigE, iPA/ePA
0 devices PPage
PR PR
BCM47452 ARM
Cortex A7
900 MHz 1 abgn+ac 2x2:2 RSDB 2.4/5GHz, int. 2x2/1+1 5G w/ CPU,
int. ARM CPU, int. RF PA, FE switch, VSR
0 devices PPage
PR PR

General Purpose[edit]

MIPS[edit]

Chip Arch. Clock
speed
Cores First seen
(FCC)
Notes ESystems PR / PPage PBrief
BCM5351 BMIPS3300 1 PCI IF 1 devices
.
BCM5364P BMIPS3300 200 MHz 1 2004-02-24 PCI IF, 5-port FE switch w/ int. PHY (TX/FX), UART
SoC 200MHz MIPS32 BCM5364/BCM5364P (PCI)
1 devices PPage PR
BCM5836P BMIPS3300 264 MHz 1 2007-03-29 with PCI & VPN/IPSec (AES/3DES) 2 devices PPage PBrief
PG DS
BCM4780P BMIPS3300 300 MHz 1 PCI IF
.
1 devices PB PBrief
BCM4702 BMIPS3300 125 MHz 1 2002-04-30 2x PCI IF
.
41 devices PR PBrief
BCM4703 BMIPS3300 266 MHz 1 2007-11-30 2x PCI IF?, 2x FE MAC,
ident. as BCM4704
3 devices PPage
BCM4704 BMIPS3300 266 / 300
MHz
1 2005-01-12 2x PCI IF, 2x FE MAC 20 devices PPage
BCM4705 BMIPS3300 300 MHz 1 2006-09-29 2x PCI, int. GbE MAC, USB 2.0 6 devices PPage
.
BCM4706 MIPS 74Kc 600 MHz 1 2011-07-29 2x PCIe, int.GbE MAC, USB 2.0,
Ser/Par/NAND flash support
21 devices PPage
BCM53001 MIPS 74Kc 400 MHz 1 2x PCIe IF, 2x GbE MAC,
RGMII, DDR2, USB 2.0
0 devices PPage PBrief
BCM53003 MIPS 74Kc 600 MHz 1 2014-05-22 2x PCIe IF, 2x GbE MAC,
RGMII, DDR2, USB 2.0
1 devices PPage PBrief

ARM[edit]

Northstar[edit]
Chip Arch. Clock
speed
Cores First seen
(FCC)
Notes ESystems PPage PR/PB
BCM4707 ARM
Cortex A9
800 MHz 2 2x PCIe IF, int. GbE SW + 5x GbE PHYs,
USB 3.0 IF, Ser./Par./NAND flash support
0 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM4708 ARM
Cortex A9
800 MHz 2 2014-08-22 2x PCIe IF, int. GbE SW + 5x GbE PHYs,
USB 3.0 IF, Ser./Par./NAND flash support
3 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM4708A0 ARM
Cortex A9
800 MHz 2 2013-02-19 2x PCIe IF, int. GbE SW + 5x GbE PHYs,
USB 3.0 IF, Ser./Par./NAND flash support
19 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM47081 ARM
Cortex A9
800 MHz 1 2012-12-28 2x PCIe IF, int. GbE SW + 5x GbE PHYs,
USB 3.0 IF, Ser./Par./NAND flash support
16 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM4709 ARM
Cortex A9
1 GHz 2 2014-11-07 2x PCIe IF, int. GbE SW + 5x GbE PHYs,
USB 3.0 IF, Ser./Par./NAND flash support
4 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM4709A0 ARM
Cortex A9
1 GHz 2 2013-08-07 2x PCIe IF, int. GbE SW + 5x GbE PHYs,
USB 3.0 IF, Ser./Par./NAND flash support
16 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM4709C0 ARM
Cortex A9
1.4 GHz 2 2015-05-27 2x PCIe IF, int. GbE SW + 5x GbE PHYs,
USB 3.0 IF, Ser./Par./NAND flash support
4 devices PPage PR PR
BCM47094 ARM
Cortex A9
1.4 GHz 2 2015-05-26 2x PCIe IF, int. GbE SW + 5x GbE PHYs,
USB 3.0 IF, Ser./Par./NAND flash support
2 devices PPage PR PR
BCM4908 ARM
Cortex A53
1.8 GHz 4 (CES 2016) 2.5GbE PHY, int. SATA 3, 2x USB 3.0,
3x PCIe Gen2, ext. RBOM, XStream, 28nm
0 devices PPage PR
Strata GX[edit]
Chip Arch. Clock
speed
Cores First seen
(FCC)
Notes ESystems PPage PR/PB
BCM53010 ARM
Cortex A9
800 MHz 1 single core Cortex-A9 CPU at 800 MHz, 256KB L2
cache, 16-bit DDR2 interface, integrated switch,
GPHYs and packet accelerator
0 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM53011 ARM
Cortex A9
800 MHz 2 dual core Cortex-A9 CPU at 800 MHz, 256KB L2 cache,
16-bit DDR2 interface, USB 3.0, integrated switch,
GPHYs and packet accelerator
0 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM53012 ARM
Cortex A9
1.0 GHz 2 dual core Cortex-A9 CPU at 1 GHz, 256KB L2 cache,
16-bit DDR2 interface, USB 3.0, integrated switch,
GPHYs and packet accelerator
0 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM53014 ARM
Cortex A9
800 MHz 1 single core Cortex-A9 CPU at 800 MHz, 256KB L2
cache, 16-bit DDR2 interface, integrated switch,
GPHYs and packet accelerator
0 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM53015 ARM
Cortex A9
800 MHz 2 dual core Cortex-A9 CPU at 800 MHz, 256KB L2 cache,
16-bit DDR2 interface, USB 3.0, integrated switch,
GPHYs and packet accelerator
0 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM53016 ARM
Cortex A9
1.0 GHz 2 2014-03-19 dual core Cortex-A9 CPU at 1 GHz, 256KB L2 cache,
16-bit DDR2 interface, USB 3.0, integrated switch,
GPHYs and packet accelerator
3 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM53017 ARM
Cortex A9
1.1 GHz 2 dual Cortex-A9 CPU up to 1.1 GHz, 512KB L2 cache
(including ECC), 16-bit DDR2 interface, USB 3.0,
integrated switch, GPHYs and packet accelerator
0 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM53018 ARM
Cortex A9
1.1 GHz 2 dual Cortex-A9 CPU up to 1.1 GHz, 512KB L2 cache
(including ECC), 16-bit DDR2 interface, USB 3.0,
integrated switch, GPHYs and packet accelerator
0 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM53019 ARM
Cortex A9
1.0 GHz 2 2013-06-10 dual core Cortex-A9 CPU at 1 GHz, 256KB L2 cache,
16-bit DDR2 interface, USB 3.0, integrated switch,,
likely quite similar to the BCM5301x series SoCs
3 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM58712 ARMv8-A (64-bit)
Cortex A57
2.0 GHz 4 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A57 64-bit 2GHz ARMv8-A
2x 10GE + 2x 2.5GE (25G total), RGMII, TruFlow
64/72-bit DDR3/3L/4 2133/2400 memory (ECC)
0 devices PPage PR
BCM58713 ARMv8-A (64-bit)
Cortex A57
2.0 GHz 4 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A57 64-bit 2GHz ARMv8-A
2x 10GE + 2x 2.5GE (25G total), RGMII, TruFlow
64/72-bit DDR3/3L/4 2133/2400 memory (ECC)
0 devices PPage PR
Northstar Plus[edit]
Chip Arch. Clock
speed
Cores First seen
(FCC)
Notes ESystems PPage PR/PB
BCM58522 ARM
Cortex A9
1.2 GHz 2 GbE, 2x SATA, PCIe, USB 3.0, 2x RGMII, RAM DDR3,
PPA (ARM Cortex-R5), 32/32KB I-D/512KB L2
0 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM58525 ARM
Cortex A9
1.2 GHz 2 GbE, 2x SATA, PCIe, USB 3.0, 2x RGMII, RAM DDR3,
PPA (ARM Cortex-R5), 32/32KB I-D/512KB L2
0 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM58535 ARM
Cortex A9
1.2 GHz 2 GbE, 2x SATA, PCIe, USB 3.0, 2x RGMII, RAM DDR3,
PPA (ARM Cortex-R5), 32/32KB I-D/512KB L2
0 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM58622 ARM
Cortex A9
1.2 GHz 2 2015-06-17 GbE, 1x SATA, PCIe, USB 3.0, SGMII, DDR3 (16-bit),
PPA (ARM Cortex-R5), 32KB I-D/512KB L2 cache
1 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM58623 ARM
Cortex A9
1.2 GHz 1 GbE, 2x SATA, PCIe, USB 3.0, SGMII, DDR3 (16-bit),
PPA (ARM Cortex-R5), 32KB I-D/512KB L2 cache
0 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM58625 ARM
Cortex A9
1.2 GHz 2 GbE, 2x SATA, PCIe, USB 3.0, SGMII, DDR3 (32-bit),
PPA (ARM Cortex-R5), 32KB I-D/512KB L2 cache
0 devices PPage
series
PR
BCM88312 ARM
Cortex A9
1.2 GHz 2 int. 8-port GbE Switch, Serdes, copper PHYs
vCPE, support 1588v2/SyncE, ETY OAM (802.3ah)
0 devices PR PR

Broadcom Northstar Plus Family SoC (ARCH_BCM_NSP) bcm_nsp.o LKML

  • Broadcom Northstar Plus family of SoCs are used for switching control and management applications as well as residential router/gateway applications.
The SoC features dualcore Cortex A9 ARM CPU, integrating several peripheral interfaces including multiple GbE PHY, DDR3 memory, PCIe Gen2, USB 2.0
and USB 3.0, serial and NAND flash, SATA and several other IO controllers. Boards with Northstar Plus SoCs shall have the following properties:
  • BCM58522, BCM58525, BCM58535 PR
  • BCM58622, BCM58623, BCM58625 PR
  • BCM88312 vCPE SoC PR
Kona[edit]

Broadcom Kona Family CPU (ARM Cortex A9)

BCM281XX (ARCH_BCM_281XX) board_bcm281xx.o
  • BCM28145, BCM28155, BCM21664
  • BCM11130, BCM11140, BCM11351
Cygnus[edit]

Broadcom Cygnus Family CPU (ARM Cortex A9)

ARM Cygnus (ARCH_BCM_CYGNUS) bcm_cygnus.o
  • BCM11300, BCM11320, BCM11350, BCM11360
  • BCM58300, BCM58302, BCM58303, BCM58305
4G/LTE Solutions[edit]

Baseband And Networking SoC Family

Multimedia Processors[edit]

Chip Arch. Clock
speed
Cores First seen
(FCC)
Notes ESystems PPage PR/PB
BCM2763 ARM
1176JZF-S
600 MHz 1 Full HD 1080p HP H.264 Video Encode/Decode
DualCore VideoCoreIV Multimedia Processor
0 devices PPage
BCM2835 ARM
1176JZF-S
700 MHz 1 2011-06-29 Full HD 1080p HP H.264 Video Encode/Decode
DualCore VideoCoreIV Multimedia Co-Processor
11 devices PPage PR PR
Roku
BCM2836 ARMv7
Cortex A7
900 MHz 4 Full HD 1080p HP H.264 Video Encode/Decode
DualCore VideoCoreIV Multimedia Co-Processor
1 devices PPage^ PR
BCM2837 ARMv8
Cortex A53
1.2 GHz 4 2016-02-26 Full HD 1080p HP H.264 Video Encode/Decode
DualCore VideoCoreIV Multimedia Co-Processor
1 devices PPage^ PR
BCM7208 ARM
1176JZF-S
400 MHz 1 2012-02-22 Full HD 1080p HP H.264 Video Encode/Decode
DualCore VideoCoreIV Multimedia Co-Processor
1 devices PPage^ Roku
BCM7218 ARM
1176JZF-S
600 MHz 1 2013-09-17 Full HD 1080p HP H.264 Video Encode/Decode
DualCore VideoCoreIV Multimedia Co-Processor
2 devices PPage^ Roku
BCM7413 MIPS32
16e-class
400 MHz 2 2012-12-10 HD/SD H.264/AVC Main and High Profile
64-bit DDR2 800 MHz DRAM controller
1 devices PPage^ STB
BCM7615 MIPS 24Kc 500 MHz 1 2011-05-23 RCA_DSB772WE_Streaming_Media_Player
Broadcom SOC's on linux-mips.org
2 devices PPage^ SMP
BCM11130 ARM
Cortex A9
900 MHz 2 2013-02-08 Full HD 1080p HP H.264 Video Encode/Decode
DualCore VideoCoreIV Multimedia Processor
1 devices PPage^ PR
Roku
BCM11140 ARM
Cortex A9
1 GHz 2 Full HD 1080p HP H.264 Video Encode/Decode
DualCore VideoCoreIV Multimedia Processor
0 devices PPage^ PR

Cable Modem[edit]

Chip Arch. Clock
speed
Cores First seen
(FCC)
DOCSIS Notes ESystems PR /
PPage
BCM3345 MIPS32 140 MHz 1 1.1 FE MAC+PHY, USB 1.1 slave 1 devices PBrief
BCM3350 MIPS32 100 MHz 1 2002-10-18 1.1 FE MAC+PHY, USB 1.1 slave 4 devices PBrief
BCM3360 MIPS32 140 MHz 1 2002-11-07 1.1 FE MAC+PHY, USB 1.1 slave 8 devices PBrief
BCM3348 MIPS32 200 MHz 1 2003-07-09 2.0 FE MAC+PHY, USB slave 8 devices PR
PBrief
BCM3349 MIPS32 200 MHz 1 2004-12-09 2.0 FE MAC+PHY, USB 1.1 slave 10 devices PPage
PBrief
BCM3361 MIPS32 1 2004-12-09 2.0 PCI IF 5 devices
BCM3368 BMIPS4350 300 MHz 1 2006-08-29 2.0 PCI IF, USB slave 7 devices PPage
BCM3371 MIPS32 1 2011-03-14 2.0 1 devices PBrief
BCM3378 BMIPS4350 320 MHz 1 2.0 DOCSIS®/EURODOCSIS™ 2.0
Voice Cable Modem SoC
0 devices PPage
BCM3379 BMIPS4350 320 MHz 1 2011-08-16 2.0 PCIe IF 2 devices PPage
BCM3380 BMIPS4350 1 2009-11-20 3.0 PCIe IF 6 devices PPage
BCM3381 1 2.0 0 devices PPage
BCM3382 1 2013-02-12 3.0 DOCSIS®/EuroDOCSIS™ 3.0
Cable Gateway SoC
3 devices PPage
BCM3383 500 MHz 1 2012-07-13 3.0 DOCSIS®/EuroDOCSIS™ 3.0
Cable Gateway SoC
9 devices PPage
BCM33836 1 2013-11-07 3.0 1 devices
BCM3384 1 3.0 DOCSIS®/EuroDOCSIS™ 3.0
SoC with Full Band Capture
0 devices PPage
BCM33843 1 2013-12-30 3.0 DOCSIS®/EuroDOCSIS™ 3.0
Cable Gateway SoC
2 devices PPage

xDSL[edit]

SoC[edit]

Chip Arch. Clock
speed
Cores First seen
(FCC)
Max. DSL
capability
Notes ESystems PBrief /
PPage
BCM6345 BMIPS3300 120 MHz 1 2003-12-15 ADSL2 FE MAC + PHY,
USB 1.1
3 devices PBrief
BCM6318 BMIPS3300 333 MHz 1 2013-03-06 ADSL2+
.
6 devices PPage
BCM63281 BMIPS4350 320 MHz 1 2010-12-22 ADSL2+ PCIe IF, GbE SW core,
4x FE PHY Owrt wiki
20 devices
BCM63283 MIPS32 320 MHz 1 2011-03-11 ADSL2+ PCIe IF, GbE SW core,
4x FE PHY
1 devices
BCM6332 BMIPS3300 240 MHz 1 2010-09-07 ADSL2+
.
7 devices
BCM6333 BMIPS3300 240 MHz 1 2009-07-24 ADSL2+ SDIO IF 4 devices
.
BCM6338 BMIPS3300 240 MHz 1 2008-01-03 ADSL2+ SDIO IF 5 devices PPage
PBrief
BCM6348 BMIPS3300 240 (S) /
256 MHz
1 2004-11-06 ADSL2+ 2x FE MAC (1 PHY),
USB 1.1, PCI, PCMCIA DS
45 devices PPage
PBrief
BCM6358 BMIPS4350 300 MHz 2
(shared TLB)
2005-11-02 ADSL2+ 2x FE MAC+PHY,
2x USB 2.0 IF, PCI
33 devices PPage
BCM6359 BMIPS4350 300 MHz 2
(shared TLB)
2007-12-21  ?? Lacks xDSL AFE 2 devices
BCM6367 BMIPS4350 240 MHz 2 2010-07-16 ADSL2+ The DSL-less BCM6368 variant
uses a different chip id Owrt
1 devices
BCM6368 BMIPS4350 400 MHz 2 2009-05-07 VDSL2 / ADSL2+ Multi-core, USB 2.0 host + slave,
GbE switch core, 4x FE PHY, PCI
13 devices PPage
BCM6369 BMIPS4350 400 MHz 2 VDSL2 / ADSL2+ (?) Lacks xDSL AFE 1 devices
BCM63138 ARM
Cortex A9
1 GHz 2 2015-03-02 VDSL2 / ADSL2+ ADSL/VDSL/Vectoring, G.fast DSL,
multimedia home gateway solutions
4 devices PPage

WiSoC[edit]

Chip Radio WLC/
PHY
Arch. Clock
speed
Cores PHY
mod.
MIMO
config
First
seen
(FCC)
Max.
DSL
cap.
Notes ESystems PR /
PPage
BCM6361 BCM2057
r8
22
N r8
BMIPS
4350
400
MHz
2 bgn 2x2:2 2010-12-17 ADSL2+ 802.11n, ADSL2+, GbE switch core,
4x FE PHY, USB2.0 host/device IF
(BCM6362 without DECT, prob.)
12 devices
BCM6362 BCM2057
r8
22
N r8
BMIPS
4350
400
MHz
2 bgn 2x2:2 2011-04-22 ADSL2+ 802.11n, DECT, GbE switch core,
4x FE PHY, USB 2.0 host/device IF,
easily confused with BCM6361
3 devices PPage
BCM63168 BCM2057
r12
22
N r8
BMIPS
4350
400
MHz
2 bgn 2x2:2 2012-04-28 VDSL2 / ADSL2+ int. 802.11n radio, GbE switch
core, 3x FE PHY, 1x GE PHY
16 devices PPage
BCM63268 BCM2057
r12
22
N r8
BMIPS
4350
400
MHz
2 bgn 2x2:2 2012-06-13 VDSL2 / ADSL2+ int. 802.11n radio, GbE switch core,
3x FE PHY, 1x GE PHY, Crypto Acc.
1 devices

PLC[edit]

Chip Companion
chip
PHY rate
(Powerline)
PHY rate
(Coax)
Ethernet
Link Speed
First seen
(FCC)
Notes ESystems PR /
PPage
BCM60301 - 200 Mbps - - 0 devices PPage
BCM60321 - 200 Mbps - - 2012-01-19 7 devices PPage

See also[edit]