Broadcom has manufactured the StrataXGS 200 series, a new generation of Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches, using 65nm CMOS process technology. The communications company leveraged its advanced 65nm IP portfolio to develop the switches, which will assist the development of secure unified communications infrastructures. Ethernet switching has become a pervasive and cost-effective method of maintaining reliability and high-performance in unified networks, according to a Broadcom release. The new StrataXGS 200 series contains highly integrated multilayer Ethernet switches that can support up to 28 GbE ports and can operate at 10/100/1000 Megabits per second (Mbps). According to the company, the switches are the industry's smallest, offering high integration and low power consumption. "Broadcom has combined its field-proven, market leading StrataXGS architecture with our advancements in 65nm process technology to raise the bar again in the networking semiconductor market," Eric Hayes, director of marketing for Broadcom, said in a statement.