27 March 2017, New Delhi, [NASDAQ: MCHP]
— A new portfolio of 48 Gigabit Ethernet chips featuring advanced
capabilities, certified compliance, comprehensive software support and
copy-ready evaluation tools is now available from Microchip Technology
Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and
Flash-IP solutions. The new suite of products, known together as GigEpack,
aims to reduce complexity and remove barriers in deploying high-speed
networks, opening up new uses and applications. The GigEpack includes
the industry’s first single-chip Gigabit Ethernet switches with
integrated HSR/DLR redundancy for ultra-high reliability in critical
manufacturing applications. Also included is the industry’s first
Automotive grade USB 3.1 Gen 1 to Gigabit Ethernet bridge which supports
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and infotainment systems on a
variety of physical network layers.
The comprehensive portfolio of products, designed for industrial,
automotive, and consumer applications, includes three key elements that
ensure ease-of-use and fast time-to-market. First, all products are
UNH-IOL (University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory)
certified. Second, all products come with free software drivers that are
certified or third-party approved for use with all major operating
systems running on smartly engineered, copy-ready evaluation boards.
Finally, the GigEpack suite is backed by Microchip’s free LANCheck® online design service that reviews customer designs, ensuring best design practices are used.
“With the introduction of the GigEpack, Microchip is offering a
comprehensive platform of high-reliability Gigabit Ethernet products,”
says Mitch Obolsky, vice president of Microchip’s USB and Networking
division. “Our goal is to make these products readily available and
easy-to-design. Our products, drivers, boards and documentation are
freely available to every customer directly through our product Web
The GigEpack suite of products includes three product families. The
new KSZ9477/9567/9897 switch family includes features that allow users
to create ultra-reliable networks with HSR/DLR redundancy and transport
audio and video with AVB (audio/video bridging). The KSZ9567 switch, for
example, has 7-ports, an SGMII interface and also features EtherSynch®
technology, providing support for real-time Ethernet, IEEE 1588 v2
precision time protocol (PTP), AVB, and time sensitive networking (TSN).
The new LAN7800/LAN7850/LAN7801 Bridge family enables customers to add
Gigabit Ethernet to embedded processors via USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB 2.0 or
High Speed Inter-Chip (HSIC) bridging to a variety of physical layers
such as 1000Base-T, or 100Base-T1 and HDBaseT via RGMII. These products
join Microchip’s existing KSZ9031 family of Gigabit PHYs featuring
automotive grade robustness and low power consumption.
For more information about Microchip’s GigEpack Gigabit Ethernet products, visit: www.microchip.com/GigEpack
All products in the suite are available now for sampling or to
purchase for volume production. The KSZ9477/9567/9897 switch products
are available in TQFP packages. The LAN7800/7850/7801 products are
available in QFN packages. The KSZ9031 PHY products are available in QFN
For additional information, contact any Microchip sales
representative or authorised worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s
website. To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go the
new, easier to navigate and mobile-optimised microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorised distribution partners.
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About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing
low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to
market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding
technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more
information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com.