v3.8.0.1
Document and Entity Information Document - shares
3 Months Ended
Feb. 04, 2018
Mar. 02, 2018
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Entity Registrant Name Broadcom Ltd  
Entity Central Index Key 0001649338  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --11-04  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Feb. 04, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false  
Broadcom Limited [Member]    
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   410,736,181
Broadcom Cayman L.P. [Member]    
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Entity Registrant Name Broadcom Cayman L.P.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001649345  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --11-04  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Feb. 04, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false  
Broadcom Cayman L.P. [Member] | General Partner [Member]    
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   390,952,394
Broadcom Cayman L.P. [Member] | Limited Partner [Member]    
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   22,090,052