The BCM5701 is a fully integrated 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Media Access Control and Physical Layer Transceiver solution for high performance network applications. The BCM5701 is a fully integrated solution combining triple speed, IEEE 802.3 compliant Media Access Controller (MAC), PCI 2.2 and PCI-X 133MHz bus interfaces, deep on-chip buffer memory, and integrated physical layer transceiver in a single device. The BCM5701 is fabricated in a low-voltage 1.8um CMOS process providing a low-power system solution. By itself the BCM5701 provides a complete single-chip Gigabit Ethernet NIC or LOM solution.
The BCM5701 is based on Broadcom's earlier BCM5700 10/100/1000 PCI-X Controller featuring the industry's first support for the new PCI-X and the highest performance in terms of both throughput and CPU utilization.
The BCM5701 is driver compatible with the earlier BCM5700 making migration easier for IT Professionals that have already qualified the Server software suite.