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GbE transceiver has advanced power-saving modes

Posted: 20 Jun 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:GbE transceivers? Ethernet PHY transceivers? Ethernet?

Marvell Technology Group Ltd announces the addition of the Marvell Alaska 88E1240 to its family of Alaska single, dual, quad and octal GbE transceivers. Featuring low power consumption, advanced power saving modes and a high level of integration, the 88E1240 solution greatly reduces system costs and improves thermal efficiency in high-port density switching applications.

Marvell Alaska is a complete family of innovative Ethernet PHY transceivers that meet the unique configurations and requirements of today's vast networking environments. The Alaska 88E1240 is Marvell's latest pin-compatible addition to the quad-PHY family.

The 88E1240 consumes less than 500mW per port in 1000BASE-T full-duplex mode, significantly lowering the thermal profile of fanless systems. The active low power consumption of the 88E1240 combined with its advanced power-saving modes, delivers a new level of energy efficiency for cost-optimized, entry-level GbE switching platforms built on Marvell's Prestera DX switch devices.

The 88E1240 integrates line-side terminations that greatly improve signal quality while reducing BOM costs and saving board space. This integration of passives improves system-level reliability while lowering the manufacturing and overall system costs. The 88E1240's pin-compatibility with existing Marvell quad PHYs that are widely deployed in the market minimizes operating expenses, design risk and time-to-market for next-generation switch designs. The 88E1240 also includes Marvell's VCT technology for advanced cable diagnostics.

The 88E1240 is available in both BGA and TQFP packages and is currently sampling with tier-one customers.

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