Marvell Launches New 10G/40G Alaska X Devices for Extreme Performance over Optical and Copper Cable

  Marvell Launches New 10G/40G Alaska X Devices for Extreme Performance over
                           Optical and Copper Cable

Comprehensive PHY capabilities enable increased flexibility, robust
performance and heightened failover capability for next-generation networking

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., and LAS VEGAS, May 7, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., and LAS VEGAS, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell
(Nasdaq: MRVL) today announced new Marvell^® Alaska^® X PHY devices optimized
for 10G and 40G optical and copper applications. As a market leader in the
Ethernet PHY market, Marvell offers a broad portfolio of 10G and higher-speed
products. The 88X2242, 88X2242M, 88X2222 and 88X2222M are designed to deliver
comprehensive PHY capabilities, greatly simplifying board designs for
next-generation software defined storage, networking, compute and mobility



Responding to a sweeping industry trend toward higher density switch and
server configurations, the 88X2242 and 88X2242M are designed to deliver
support for one port of 40G QSFP+ or four ports of 10G SFP+ Ethernet
connectivity. The 88X2222 and 88X2222M devices are designed to support two
ports of 10G SFP+ connectivity. Primary benefits include ultra-low latency,
wire-speed encryption for security and high reliability with port failover
mechanisms. In addition, pin-compatibility across all four products provide
for system design flexibility.

All of the devices have built-in Electronic Dispersion Compensation (EDC) and
deliver connectivity over short reach (SR), long reach (LR), long reach over
multi-mode (LRM) fiber, and Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cabling. Signature
features include 802.1AE MACSec functionality, built-in redundancy support and
flexible host interface options with support for XFI, RXAUI and XAUI.

"The latest Alaska X PHY series of devices offers a robust mix of features
that enable compelling solutions for enterprise, datacenter and infrastructure
applications," said Ramesh Sivakolundu, vice president and general manager,
Connectivity, Servers, Infrastructure Business Unit (CSIBU) atMarvell
Semiconductor, Inc. "High performance, strong security capabilities and
reliability features are critical requirements in next-generation networking
systems; the newest series of PHY devices underscores Marvell's continued
leadership in bringing world-class connectivity solutions to market."

"Next-generation networking requires system design flexibility, always-on
reliability and break-neck speeds," said Seamus Crehan, president of Crehan
Research, Inc. "Designed to optimize the performance of optical and copper
applications, Marvell's Alaska device line is a key player in delivering
innovative and scalable solutions to market."

Marvell will showcase the Alaska X devices, which are in production and
available now, at Interop as part of Marvell's line-up of end-to-end software
defined storage, networking, compute and mobility solutions in meeting room
Reef F at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, May 7-9.

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solutions enabling the digital connected lifestyle. From mobile communications
to storage, cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content
delivery, Marvell'sdiverse product portfolioaligns complete platform designs
with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At
the core of the world's most powerful consumer, network and enterprise
systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers toalways stand at the
forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people
around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to
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human experience.

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