System on a chip

Broadcom produces many SoCs that can combine processor, ethernet, WiFi, USB and more. b43 can operate on WiFi cores present in SoCs similarly to the ones present on standalone PCI/PCIe cards.

Known SSB SoCs

Chip

80211

PCI
rev

USB
rev

CC
rev

PMU
rev

Name

id

pkg

rev

PHY

Radio

BCM5352E

0x5352

0x02

9

G/7

?

1.1/2

14

BCM5354

0x5354

0x00

13

LP/0

0x2062/1

2.0/2

20

0

?

0x5365

0x00

8

1.1/2

5

BCM4705

0x4785

0x0C

11

2.0/0

15

BCM4712

0x4712

0x00

7

G/2

?

10

?/1

9

?

BCM4704

0x4704

0x00

8

1.1/3

3

Known BCMA SoCs

Chip

80211

PCIe
rev

USB
rev

CC
rev

PMU
rev

Name

id

pkg

rev

PHY

Radio

BCM5357

0x5357

0x08

28

N/9

0x2057/5

2.0/5

38

9

BCM5357

0x5357

0x09

28

N/9

0x2057/5

2.0/5

38

9

BCM5357

0x5357

0x0A

28

N/9

0x2057/5

2.0/5

38

9

BCM5357C0

53572

0x08

28

LCNXN/1

0x2057/13

39

?

BCM5356c0

53572

0x0B

28

?

?

39

?

BCM4716

0x4716

?

17

N/5

0x2056/7

14

2.0/4

31

5

BCM47162

47162

?

17

N/6

?

31

?

BCM4706

0x5300

?

14

2.0/4

?

?

Please note that devices with PCI(e)/USB core (working in a host mode) can have extra cards attached. We don't list them in the table, as it's vendor choice what additional card will be used. For example:

  • Netgear WNDR3400 V1 uses BCM4718 and has extra BCM43224 attached
  • Netgear WNDR3700 V3 uses BCM4718 but has extra BCM4331 attached