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Microsemi Announces the Lowest Power Member of the SparX-IV Managed Ethernet Switch Family

With Up to 10 Ports, Fully L2/L3 Managed Device Delivers a Flexible, Feature-Rich and Low Power Solution for Industrial Ethernet and Enterprise Applications

Microsemi Corporation
(Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of the latest member of its SparX-IV Ethernet switch product family, VSC7440 SparX-IV-34, designed to enable more cost effective, smaller form factor and lower power networking solutions with 2.5G and 10 gigabit Ethernet connectivity. The fully L2/L3 managed Ethernet switch, which provides up to 10 ports supporting a combination of 1G, 2.5G and 10G Ethernet ports, delivers a flexible and feature-rich solution for enterprise networking including small and midsize business (SMB), small and midsize enterprise (SME), and industrial Ethernet applications.

"Expanding our flagship SparX-IV Ethernet switch family with the VSC7440 enables Microsemi to increase its opportunities in the low bandwidth, high volume markets by offering the industry a much-needed cost-effective, small port count switch supporting much faster Ethernet rates," said Larry O'Connell, director of product marketing for Microsemi's Ethernet Networking Technology (ENT) group. "With up to 10 Gbps data service, customers can build a future-proof platform delivering video, storage and other data-intensive applications for users."

Microsemi's VSC7440 brings new capabilities to the networking communications market, as current switches of its kind are unable to support more than 1 gigabit Ethernet rate with similar power profile and features. The VSC7440 Ethernet switch integrates VeriTime, Microsemi's patent-pending distributed timing technology which delivers nanosecond accuracy IEEE 1588V2 time stamping. In addition, the device supports Microsemi's comprehensive application software suite and programming interface (API) packages, accelerating time-to-market and increasing return on investment for Microsemi customers. The software API package integrates easily with third-party software, enabling a diverse set of applications while preserving existing software investments for customers.

According to market research firm IHS, the total available market (TAM) for fixed Ethernet switches with 1G, 2.5G and 10G ports is expected to grow to more than $14.2 billion per year by 2018. Microsemi's new VSC7440 device is ideal for serving a number of applications in this expanding market, including multi-service operator (MSO) and telecom/internet service provider networks, next-generation router gateways for residential service, as well as small IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi aggregation switches for small office/ home office (SOHO) and SMB.

Other key features of the VSC7440 include:

  • Layer-3 routing
  • Up to four 1G, four 2.5G and two 10G ports
  • Up to two integrated copper PHYs and two 10G Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes)
  • Extended temperature range
  • Easy upgrade within SparX-IV family to higher bandwidth, including more 10GbE port support

Product Availability
Microsemi's new VSC7440 SparX-IV-34 is available now. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/ethernet-solutions/ethernet-switches/vsc7440-10-port-l2-l3-enterprise-gigabit-ethernet-switch-with-10-gbps-links or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Microsemi's Product Portfolio for Communications
Microsemi is a premier supplier of high value-add semiconductor, system and services for the enterprise, data center and telecom markets. Microsemi products enable customers to build secure, reliable and low power systems that can meet stringent requirements of next generation communication networks. Customers leverage Microsemi technologies to drive innovation in a range of applications including edge and core routers, Ethernet switches, optical transport network (OTN), wireless infrastructure including LTE-Advanced, small cells and Wi-Fi access points; access aggregation and broadband gateways including fiber/PON, G.fast and DOCSIS3.1.

Microsemi's comprehensive communications portfolio offers market-leading advancements in multiple product categories including high accuracy timing and synchronization systems, software, components and services; feature-rich carrier Ethernet switches and PHY, power-efficient and multi-standard compliant Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) systems and components, G.hn, G.fast and xDSL line drivers; innovative voice and audio intelligence, lowest power FPGAs with highest security and single event upset (SEU) immune fabric, security portfolio of hardware and software products including state-of–the-art multi-layer encryption, sophisticated key management, secure authentication with anti-tamper and anti-cloning capabilities; 100 gigabits optical drivers and the most integrated Wi-Fi front-end modules (FEM). For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/communications.

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

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