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SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LAS VEGAS -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today announced new Marvell® Alaska® X PHY devices optimized for 10G and 40G optical and copper applications. As a market leader in the Ethernet PHY market, Marvell offers a broad portfolio of 10G and higher-speed products. The 88X2242, 88X2242M, 88X2222 and 88X2222M are designed to deliver comprehensive PHY capabilities, greatly simplifying board designs for next-generation software defined storage, networking, compute and mobility platforms. Responding to a sweeping industry trend toward higher density switch and server configurations, the 88X2242 and 88X2242M are designed to deliver support for one port of 40G QSFP+ or four ports of 10G SFP+ Ethernet connectivity. The 88X2222 and 88X2222M devices are designed to support two ports of 10G SFP+ connectivity. Primary benefits include ultra-low latency, wire-speed encryption for security and high reliability with port failover mechanisms. In addition, pin-compatibility across all four products provide for system design flexibility. All of the devices have built-in Electronic Dispersion Compensation (EDC) and deliver connectivity over short reach (SR), long reach (LR), long reach over multi-mode (LRM) fiber, and Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cabling. Signature features include 802.1AE MACSec functionality, built-in redundancy support and flexible host interface options with support for XFI, RXAUI and XAUI. Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

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