NetLink® Gigabit Ethernet Controller with PCI Express®

The BCM5789 is a second generation NetLink® Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) controller based on the PCI Express bus architecture and designed specifically for consumer and small-to-medium sized business (SMB) personal computers. Packed with enterprise features and performance, the new single-chip NetLink controller enables extremely low power consumption (required for today's consumer and SMB markets) and unmatched reliability and product stability based on seven generations of field-proven Broadcom media access controller (MAC) technology.

The new NetLink BCM5789 Gigabit Ethernet controller with PCI Express functionality enables SMB and consumer networks to achieve the performance delivered by current and future generations of personal computers. The new BCM5789 is pin compatible with Broadcom's PCI-based BCM5788 GbE controller, providing the flexibility of incorporating PCI or PCI Express bus architectures on the same desktop, notebook or small form factor PC design.

The BCM5789 is a fully integrated 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet media access controller and physical layer transceiver (PHY) solution for client networking applications. It combines a triple-speed, IEEE 802.3-compliant media access controller (MAC), a PCI Express bus interface, on chip buffer memory, and an integrated PHY in a single device. The NetLink BCM5789 is fabricated in a low-voltage 0.13-micron process providing an ultra-low power solution.

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  • Single-chip, 32-bit PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller with integrated PHY
  • Designed specifically for desktop consumer and SMB computer requirements
  • Provides ultra-low power and advanced power management features