Broadcom BCM56960 Gigabit Ethernet StrataXGS Tomahawk I Digital Functional Analysis

Product Code
FAR-1808-806
Release Date
09/11/2018
Availability
Published
Product Item Code
BRO-BCM56960B1KFSBG
Device Manufacturer
Broadcom
Device Type
Ethernet Switch
Subscription
Logic
Channel
Logic - Digital Floorplan
Report Code
FAR-1808-806
This report presents a Digital Functional Analysis of the BCM56960_2015 die found inside the Broadcom BCM56960B1KFSBG component/package. The Broadcom BCM56960B1KFSBG, launched in Q2 2018, has a common name of StrataXGS Tomahawk Iand is an Ethernet 3.2 Tb data center switch system-on-chip (SoC).

This report contains the following detailed information:
  • Selected teardown photographs, package photographs, package X-rays, die markings, and die photographs
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) plan-view micrographs showing the layout of the die at the levels including, fin/shallow trench isolation (STI), gate, contacts, and minimum pitch metals
  • Measurements of horizontal dimensions of some of the major layout features, particularly the pitch and track height of standard cells
  • Plan-view optical micrograph of the die delayered to the metal gate level
  • Identification of major functional blocks on a gate level die photograph
  • Table of functional block sizes and percentage die utilization
  • High-resolution top metal and gate level die photographs delivered in ICWorks Browser
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