Vitesse Delivers 10-Gig Chip

The Meigs-I, an advanced 10-gigabit Ethernet MAC chip

December 3, 2001

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CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:VTSS) announces production availability of Meigs-ITM, an advanced 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) MAC chip allowing systems with a standard CSIX host interface access to one 10 Gigabit full duplex Ethernet port. Targeted at high-end LAN and MAN equipment manufacturers, Meigs-I provides 10GbE connectivity in a wide variety of systems. Applications for the Meigs-I include 10GbE switch-blades for enterprise based switch-routers, 10GbE switch-to-switch interconnects and uplink ports for Gigabit Ethernet switches, as well as Ethernet-based long-haul data transport and backbone connectivity systems for metropolitan optical router systems and server farms. In addition, Meigs-I can be used in infrastructure equipment for Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Networks (SAN). "The advanced and flexible link aggregation and trunking functionality in Meigs-I, which is based on SMAC/DMAC and MPLS labels, allows the 10GbE port to behave like ten separate virtual 10/100/1000-Mb/s connections on the CSIX host interface side," said Ole C. Andersen, Vitesse's vice president of the Ethernet Products Group. "The advantage of this is simple. It makes integration of 10GbE capability into existing Gigabit-aware products much faster than having to design a 10 Gigabit Ethernet system from scratch." Vitesse Semiconductor Corp.

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