Vitesse Intros GigE Switches on Chip

Launches integrated 16- and 24-port Gigabit Ethernet switch system-on-a-chip with PHYs

July 19, 2005

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CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: VTSS), the market leader in Gigabit Ethernet ICs, continues to raise the value-performance bar by today announcing the sampling of the world's only 16- and 24-port Gigabit Ethernet Switches with eight integrated PHYs and an embedded V-Core* processor. This ground-breaking integration, once again, provides OEMs and ODMs a feature rich, System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution that not only reduces the number of required active components in their existing web-managed smart switch systems designs, but continues to make good on the promises of next-generation security, Quality of Service (QoS), and savings for which the Vitesse brand has become so well known.

The delivery of the 16-port SparX-G16 and the 24-port SparX-G24 devices marks the next-step in the on-going evolution of fully integrated, Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet switch IC and SoC solutions pioneered by Vitesse. As with other Vitesse SoCs already in full production, they deliver advanced QoS features such as Differentiated Service Code Point (DSCP) remarking, which permits enterprise network managers and service providers to more accurately manage the priority of traffic based on service agreements with their customers. This functionality also decreases the threat of internal and external security breaches through packet filtering based on Source IP, ARP, and TCP/UDP filters; In addition, the devices offer flexible and configurable rate shaping for both ingress and egress directions to enable enforcement of pre-negotiated bandwidth levels; and up to 8K IP Multicast group entries for applications such as video distribution.

"Twice this year, Vitesse has delivered technologically advanced Gigabit Ethernet Switch System IC solutions to support the evolving requirements of the industry's leading OEMs and ODMs. First with the fully integrated 5- and 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch ICs, and now with the world's first 16-and 24-port devices with integrated Octal PHYs, " said Claus Stetter, SparX product line director for Vitesse's Ethernet Products Division. "The sampling of these Switch SoCs cements Vitesse's leadership in the fastest growing switch segment: Gigabit Smart Switch for the Small and Medium Business and Enterprise markets."

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp.

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