Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. has expanded its Carrier Ethernet semiconductor portfolio to include scalable Layer 3 routing and MPLS switching support in its new Tiger (VSC7480) switch engine. Light Wave Online reports this appropriate addition to Vitesse’s previously announced Jaguar, LynX, and Caracal switch engines for carrier access and mobile edge applications, is designed for scalable service and backhaul aggregation, cloud computing, video, smart-grid, IPTV, IP routing, optical line termination, and gateway applications. Tiger provides a lower power and more cost-effective alternative to NPUs for scalable network equipment design, claims Vitesse.
“‘Service provider and Enterprise applications demand scalable Layer-2 and Layer-3 service creation and service management capabilities in the aggregation network with strong hierarchical QoS features in order to offer multi-service IPTV, voice Over IP, and multi-tiered VPN services,’ said Jag Bolaria, senior analyst at the Linley Group. ‘Vitesse continues to specifically address important service provider needs with its Ethernet Switching product line. We are excited to see highly integrated, high-volume IC solutions such as Tiger that address these needs.’”