Microchip Releases SparX-5i Family of Ethernet Switches
February 11, 2021
Microchip Technology announced the release of its SparX-5i family of Ethernet switches.
The family is a single-chip, IEEE standards-based solution, offering a TSN feature set.
The TSN standards that SparX-5i supports include IEEE 1588v2 and IEEE 802.1AS-REV profile for Time Synchronization; IEEE 802.1Qbv for Traffic Shaping; IEEE 802.1Qbu/802.3br for Delay Reduction; IEEE 802.1Qci for Stream Policing; and IEEE 802.1CB for Seamless Redundancy.
By offering the standards in a single chip allows for end-to-end transmission of high-priority traffic with low latency. Further, it also supports L2/L3 Ethernet and up to 200G of bandwidth. 100M, 1G, 2.5G, 5G, 10G, and 25 GbE interfaces are incorporated for a flexible connectivity solution.
According to a company press release, in addition to the SparX-5i family, Microchip also provides the SparX-5 family of enterprise Ethernet switches supporting standard L2/L3 Ethernet with up to 200G of bandwidth, incorporating 100M, 1G, 2.5G, 5G, 10G and 25 GbE interfaces.
Microchip also release a turnkey industrial Ethernet switch software solution designed to support the company’s Ethernet switch devices: The VSC6817SDK IStaX Linux Application Software.
For more information, visit http://www.microchip.com/.