Vitesse Announces Green Gigabit Ethernet Switches

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation has announced its new SparX-III family (VSC7420, VSC7421, and VSC7422) of Gigabit Ethernet (GE) switches with up to 12 integrated PHYs and EcoEthernet 2.0 technology.
According to the company's press release, SparX-III facilitates design of ‘green-enabled’ Ethernet SMB and Enterprise switching equipment with substantially lower power consumption and higher density.

“With 50-percent higher integration than the leading GE switch competitor, the VSC7422 delivers the industry’s only two-chip, 25-port GE switch solution when paired with the SimpliPHY VSC8512, Vitesse’s recently announced 12-port Gigabit Ethernet PHY with dual media copper and fiber support. Both devices include Vitesse’s EcoEthernet 2.0 technology to deliver unprecedented energy efficiency with unique green features such as PerfectReach intelligent cable length algorithm and ActiPHY automatic link-power down, as well as IEEE 802.3az idle power savings. This allows customers to design networking equipment, network printers, or wireless access points to the latest green networking initiatives such as EnergyStar's future networking equipment certifications.”

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