Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation has recently announced an expansion of its SparX-III Gigabit Ethernet (GE) managed switch devices (VSC7424, VSC7425, VSC7426, VSC7427). As mentioned in the company’s news release, the newest members of the SparX-III family enable industry-leading power savings, differentiated service delivery, and network security essential to next-generation Green Enterprise and SMB applications.
“The SparX-III managed switches provide a rich set of Ethernet switching features such as Layer 2 forwarding with advanced VLAN and Quality of Service (QoS) processing. With an embedded CPU, the devices deliver up to 25-percent faster network management than competitive solutions targeted at Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) market. When paired with Vitesse’s recently announced SimpliPHY 12-port PHYs (VSC8512, VSC8522), the SparX-III devices enable the industry’s first two chip, 26-port managed Layer 2 GE switch solution. Even the smallest member of the new family, VSC7424, is unique in the industry with eight integrated PHYs with two fiber ports, providing a single chip 10-port switch solution, particularly suitable for telecom access applications such as Passive Optical Network (PON).