InSilicon Expands Gigabit Ethernet Line

InSilicon launches triple-speed Gigabit Ethernet MAC Subsystem for system-on-chip designs

April 15, 2002

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- inSilicon Corporation (Nasdaq:INSN) -- a leading provider of connectivity semiconductor intellectual property (IP), today announced the latest addition to their Gigabit Ethernet intellectual property product line, the Gigabit Ethernet MAC Subsystem (GMAC Subsystem). At 1-Gbps operations, the GMAC Subsystem serves the higher bandwidth data transfer requirements of high-speed, embedded communication system-on-chip (SOC) applications, and is backward compatible with the Ethernet standard for 10- and 100-Mbps operation. Built using inSilicon's silicon-proven Gigabit Ethernet MAC (GMAC) intellectual property technology, the GMAC Subsystem supports 10/100-Mbps and 1-Gbps data rates, special hardware filtering, VLAN, power management, and remote monitoring. GMAC also supports jumbo packets and control frames in Half- and Full-Duplex modes. This product is fully compliant with the IEEE 802.3x standard and provides the interface to IEEE 802.3z-specified (GMII) copper wire PHYs. "Many of our customers require more than a GMAC port, such as additional frame buffers and a DMA engine," said Fawzi Masri, product marketing manager of inSilicon Corporation. "With our expertise in reusable IP and this feature-rich product, we are providing more value to our SOC customers by reducing their design effort and shortening design time with an integrated and tested Gigabit Ethernet subsystem solution." InSilicon Corp.

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