TrendChip Introduces Energy-Saving Broadband Switch Chip

The new Ethernet switch chip offers four automatic energy-saving 10/100M Ethernet ports.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted May 20, 2010
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TrendChip has announced the TC2205F Ethernet switch chip, designed specifically for broadband access platforms. As mentioned in the company's news release on PR Newswire, the switch chip has four automatic energy-saving 10/100M Ethernet ports and can detect network cable length and unused network ports in order to manage power consumption.


"The world's first switch chip designed specifically for broadband access platforms, TC2205F, has four 10/100M ports and one MII/TMII (Turbo MII) MAC interface, which is connected to the main CPU on the platform, and the 64-pin QFN packaging requires only half the number of pins in traditional switch chips. TC2205F combines a series of automatic energy-saving functions, which conforms to IEEE 802.3az, such as, the low energy consumption mode with automatic entry and exit based on actual network traffic (Low Power Idle; LPI), and automatic detection of network cable length and unused ports to reduce unnecessary power consumption. In addition to energy conservation, TC2205F also offers the QoS, VLAN, and IGMP V1/V2/V3 functions, with full and flexible settings, in order to satisfy the advanced network settings requirements of telecom service providers when deploying Triple-Play, and ensure the stable quality of video services."

Read the Full News Release at PR Newswire

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