San Jose, Calif.Micrel Inc. has launched the KSZ8862-16MQL and KSZ8862-32MQL 2-port switches with a generic bus interface that are designed to provide 10BaseFL, 100Base-SX and 100Base-FX support.
The KSZ8862-16MQL and KSZ8862-32MQL 2-port switches can connect to any FPGA or microprocessor with 8-, 16- (-16MQL) or 32-bit (-32MQL) applications, including campus backbone link, inter-switch links, managed media converters and industrial controls.
The KSZ8862-16MQL and KSZ8862-32MQL 2-port switches feature HP Auto-MDIX on the copper port, which is designed to simplify network operation for media conversion. For more on HP's Auto-MDIX technology, click here: www.hp.com/hpinfo/abouthp/iplicensing/automdix.html
The addition of four priority queues and IPV6 support makes the KSZ8862-16MQL (OR -32MQL) suitable for triple-play applications.
"The KSZ8862-16MQL (OR -32MQL) or KSZ8893FQL are the only switch media converter products on the market today providing true 10BaseFL/100B-SX/100B-FX support," noted Grahame Cooney, director, Micrel Ethernet group, in a statement. "This feature enables modern networks to connect to legacy multimode fiber with 10baseFL or 100BaseSX without incurring additional latency and greatly decreasing both complexity and cost."
Since the devices are equipped with a fiber mode, they can also be designed into industrial floor applications where EMI or sparking can be a safety concern.
In addition to LinkMD, a time domain reflectometry (TDR)-based cable diagnostic function, and HP's auto-MDIX functions, the devices include an LED driver and post amplifier for 10BaseFL and 100BaseSX applications. Port-1 can be used for 10B-FL/100B-SX or 100B-FX fiber applications, while port-2 can be used for 10B-T/100B-TX interface to copper.
Pricing starts at $18 for 1K quantities.
Click here for datasheets: www.micrel.com/page.do?page=product-info/fastether_medconv.jsp
Micrel Inc., 1-408-944-0800, www.micrel.com