SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- National Semiconductor Corp. announced that Netgear Inc., a maker of connectivity products, is in the process of incorporating National's DP83815 MacPHYTER single-chip 10/100 PCI Ethernet Controller networking solution into its new product family of adapters scheduled to be released later this year.
"Our target customers in the SOHO small office/home office networking market demand a no-compromise Ethernet solution," said Patrick Lo, vice president and general manager of Netgear, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nortel Networks Corp. located in Santa Clara. "With the MacPHYTER, National delivers a tightly integrated, full-featured device that focuses on quality and performance at a price that makes networking ubiquitous."
Nationals MacPHYTER integrates a DSP-based physical layer solution and provides error-free reception at upwards of 140 meters, the company claims, while consuming just 170 mA (560 mW) during full operation, and 10 mA (33 mW) in sleep mode.
"Netgear recognized that the MacPHYTER system-on-a-chip provides a superior price/performance LAN solution for the networked home and business market," said Vikram Karvat, marketing manager of National Semiconductor's networks group. "We're especially encouraged by Netgear's decision in the retail adapter market, and other early wins across a broad application spectrum," Karvat said.