Vitesse Enables Converged Ethernet Model for Enterprise

  Vitesse Enables Converged Ethernet Model for Enterprise

 Industry’s Lowest Power 11-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Integrates VeriTime
         for Industrial Ethernet and Enterprise Routing Applications

Business Wire

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- July 11, 2012

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: VTSS), a leading provider of
advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, introduced today
the VSC7414, an 11-port Gigabit Ethernet switch targeted at low power
Industrial Ethernet and Enterprise applications. Dissipating a total of 1.6W –
75% lower than the competition – the VSC7414 is optimized for power-sensitive
Enterprise router applications and is the latest device from Vitesse to
include VeriTime™ IEEE1588v2 technology. The new switch is the industry’s
lowest power and size solution supporting more than eight queues per port
along with priority flow control (IEEE 802.1Qbb) mechanism for advanced
Quality of Service (QoS), critical for network equipment performance.

“Similar to Carrier networks, Enterprise networks are converging on Ethernet,”
said Uday Mudoi, director of product marketing at Vitesse. “This raises the
importance of IEEE1588v2 network timing as the data center becomes
packet-based. Our customers focused on Industrial Ethernet and Enterprise
networking can now leverage Vitesse’s highly accurate IEEE1588v2 VeriTime
technology, already adopted by dozens of telecom customers for mobile backhaul

Multiple analysts forecast IEEE1588v2 to be the dominant synchronization
technology for mobile networks by 2015. This precise timing synchronization
method is also finding use in electrical substations and power automation
networks. Vitesse’s sub-10 nanosecond-accurate VeriTime technology, combined
with very low power consumption and industrial temperature range support,
makes the VSC7414 ideal for such applications. The VSC7414’s support of the
nanosecond-accurate synchronization in IEEE1588v2 network timing also makes it
ideal for utility/smart grid and emerging Audio Video Bridging (AVB)
applications where precision timing is required.

The VSC7414 is the newest addition to the widely deployed SparX-III™ family of
switches, leveraging Vitesse’s field-proven SparX-III and E-StaX-III™ switch
architectures. The VSC7414 also includes Vitesse’s EcoEthernet™ v2.0
technology to meet green standards such as IEEE 802.3az and embedded MIPS
processor from prior generation devices. Complementary products offerings
include VSC7420, VSC7424 and VSC7428 for SME and mobile backhaul applications.

Product Details and Availability

The VSC7414 is available for sampling immediately. More device information is
available at:

Learn more about VeriTime at

About Vitesse

Vitesse (NASDAQ: VTSS) designs a diverse portfolio of high-performance
semiconductor solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks worldwide. Vitesse
products enable the fastest-growing network infrastructure markets including
Mobile Access/IP Edge, Cloud Computing and SMB/SME Enterprise Networking.
Visit or follow us on Twitter @VitesseSemi.

Vitesse is a registered trademark and VeriTime, SparX, E-StaX and EcoEthernet
are trademarks of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation in the United States and
other jurisdictions. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned
herein are the property of their respective holders.



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