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White Paper: Broadcom's Amazing Shrinking Router

Communications-service providers are under pressure to transform their networks for greater bandwidth and efficiency while also enabling new revenue-generating services. In some cases, they have disrupted the traditional supply chain, turning to white-box designs powered by merchant silicon. Broadcom has been at the forefront of this trend with its DNX line of Ethernet chips, better known by the Jericho and Qumran code names. Here, we look at the migration to fixed-configuration systems and how Broadcom’s 5nm Qumran3D chip can serve in the next router generation. Broadcom sponsored the creation of this white paper, but the opinions and analysis are those of the author. Download the white paper for free, no registration required. Qumran3D