CAMARILLO, Calif. Vitesse Semiconductor Corp reprorts that its recently-released E-StaX-34 switch-on-a chip (SoC) product is a stackable Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Smart Switch designed to bring affordable Gigabit Ethernet to entry-level applications.
Replacing fast Ethernet stackable switches, the E-StaX-34 is designed to reduce the total bill of materials for a Gigabit Ethernet stackable system. The device features the company's VStaX cabling technology, a scalable high-speed 24+4 port configuration, and a performance driven architecture designed to deliver low cost GbE for OEM and ODM customers.
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The E-StaX-34 offers 24 1Gbits/s ports along with four scalable 1Gbits/s/2.5Gbits/s interfaces to enable high-speed operation while simplifying printed circuit board (PCB) layout and backplane architecture. The E-StaX-34 SoC product is also designed to enhance traffic flow, manageability, security and quality of service (QoS) by including:
- Layer 2 Switching : Provides line rate Layer 2 forwarding and bridging of traffic. Ensures loss-less performance and maximum data throughput in highly loaded networks.
V-StaX Stacking : Uses scalable switch inter-connect architecture for a single point of management with stack-wide feature consistency and optimal use of stack link capacity.
- VCAP Security :Includes content-aware packet processor for inbound and outbound wire-speed packet inspection for rich implementation of security features for wireline and wireless applications.
- Vcore II : Eliminates the need for an external CPU by providing a complete embedded CPU system for advanced real-time protocols and full-featured Web/SNMP-based management.
- QoS : Enables programmable QoS classification via QoS Control Lists (QCLs) to optimize network performance and support any digital stream from Internet browsing to VoIP and video.
The E-Stax-34 is designed for SME Smart Switch stackable, SME Smart Switch pizza box, and SerDes (Serializer/Deserializer) backplane configurations. A 24+4 GbE stacking switch based upon the E-StaX-34 solution is available for approximately the same price as a 24+4 Fast Ethernet stacking switch. The E-StaX-34 will start sampling to major OEMs and ODM customers in Q2 06.
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp,
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