Includes green features and EcoEthernet 2.0 technology
Vitesse Semiconductor, a provider of IC offerings for carrier and enterprise networks, has expanded SparX-III switch family (VSC7424, VSC7425, VSC7426, VSC7427), the gigabit ethernet managed switch devices to integrate up to twelve copper PHYs.
The company said that the new family of switches provide a set of ethernet switching features such as Layer 2 forwarding with VLAN and quality of service processing, and includes embedded CPU. The devices enable two chip, 26-port managed Layer 2 GE switch offering with 24x1000BASE-T support, when paired with SimpliPHY 12-port PHYs (VSC8512, VSC8522).
Vitesse said that its smallest member of the new family, VSC7424, has eight integrated PHYs with two fiber ports, and provides a single chip 10-port switch offering that is suitable for telecom access applications such as passive optical network.
The SparX-III family includes EcoEthernet 2.0 technology, and green features such as IEEE 802.3az power savings, ActiPHY automatic link power down, and PerfectReach intelligent cable algorithm. These features along with Vitesse’s process technology enable green switches with optimal power dissipation of 450mW/port in 1000 BASE-T mode and reduce power consumption in SME networks up to 50%, the company claims.
According to Vitesse, the new SparX-III switches offer support for Audio-Video Bridging (AVB) standard, IPv6 MLDv1/2, and a VCAP-II content-aware processor. The devices offer direct connectivity to SFP modules for both 1G and 100M apps using the SGMII/100FXSerDes ports and supports emerging QSGMII standards.
Martin Olsen, product marketing manager at Vitesse, said: “The new SparX switches are flexible enough to use in internet access devices, and customer-premises equipment on the network edge, in traditional chassis-based switches, or in Multiple Dwelling Unit/Multiple Tenant Unit access applications.
“Leveraging the energy efficiencies of EcoEthernet 2.0 and high degree of switch integration, our ODM and OEM customers can deliver cost-effective network equipment that meets the latest environmental standards.”