Product – AimOS Development Kit R2


  • Unmanaged and web-managed SMB support
  • Industrial applications: Industrial Automation, Robotics, Industrial Appliances
  • Enterprise port-extender and security appliances
  • Home-Gateways and MDUs for broadband access


  • Both AimOS Robo and AimOS Ethernet are supported
  • Short time-to-market for software and hardware development
  • Unbox and run within 5 minutes

Product Description

The AimOS Development Kit R2 is a Broadcom® Avenger board with several interface types.

Main purposes:

  • easy evaluation of the Broadcom® Avenger switch silicon
  • easy evaluation of AimOS-Robo
  • easy evaluation of AimOS-Ethernet*
  • training platform for AimOS development
  • short time-to-market for custom Ethernet switches based on the Avenger

To start development of your own switch based on the Avenger,
AimValley’s evaluation board can be used for:

  • starting software development in parallel with hardware development
  • shortening hardware development by re-using the evaluation board design
  • providing early demonstrations based on the evaluation board

Feature List Switching

  • Switch silicon: Broadcom® RoboSwitch™-2 BCM53162
  • 16K entry MAC address table
  • 1K multicast group support
  • 1 MB packet buffer
  • srTCM and trTCM meters (support color-aware and color-blind modes)
  • Jumbo frame support: up to 10K bytes
  • 1K packets and byte.s counters
  • 8x CoS queues per port with priority flow control
  • IEEE 802.1p, MAC and DSCP packet classificiation
  • Per-queue and per port shaper
  • 4K VLANs (IEEE 802.1Q) with Virtual Switching Instance (VSI) support
  • 1K CFP rules support (up to 192b key)
  • Mirroring and sFlow sampling
  • Loop detection
  • AVB and Time-Sensitive-Networking (TSN) (802.1Qbv, 802.1Qav, 802.1ASrev)
  • IEEE 1588 and SyncE support
  • 16x LAG trunks (32x supported across cascaded switches)
  • VLAN mapping and translation
  • Protection and security mechanisms: port authentication (802.1x), isolation groups, BUM flood prevention, traffic metering, DOS filtering
  • IEEE802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
  • 802.1BR standards-based port extender



  • 8x 10/100/1000Base-T electrical RJ45 ports
  • 4x 1GE/2.5GE SFP+ ports
  • 2x 10G SFP+ ports
  • UART console port
  • Reset button
  • MDIO
  • SPI

Support Software

AimOS Robo
Hardened version of RoboOS, for simple web management. More info AimOS Robo.

AimOS Ethernet*
for advanced features like L3 routing and complete management including CLI and SNMP. More info AimOS Ethernet.

*future release