Marvell Unveils Groundbreaking 10G Alaska X Device for Blazing Data Speeds over Standard Twisted-Pair Cables

  Marvell Unveils Groundbreaking 10G Alaska X Device for Blazing Data Speeds
                      over Standard Twisted-Pair Cables

Advanced 28nm lithography node enables extremely low power dissipation and
high performance, setting the stage for mainstream adoption of IEEE 10GBASE-T

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 17, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL)
today announced the Marvell^® Alaska® X 88X3240P quad-port Ethernet PHY,
designed to bring the benefits of IEEE 10GBASE-T standard to a host of
equipment types, ranging from data center and enterprise switches to storage
and server equipment.

Marvell ALASKA 88X3240P

"I am very proud of our proven track record and success in the 1GBASE-T
industry over a decade and now extending our leadership to the 10GBASE-T. I
believe our revolutionary Alaska X 88X3240P device enables applications
ranging from data centers to enterprise environments to small office
computing, accelerating its adoption by the mainstream market," said Weili
Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell. "Today's cloud-based solutions and
services require vey high performance 10G Ethernet connectivity for the new
era of 'Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle.' I am very thankful for our innovative
and dedicated engineering teams for once again raising the technology bar and
leading the pack in delivering 10G technology to the global tier-one OEMs."

According to Crehan Research, 10GBASE-T shipments have almost doubled
year-over-year, outpacing the growth of all other 10 Gbps Ethernet
connections. "Marvell's new 28nm device should further accelerate 10GBASE-T
adoption by providing breakthrough power dissipation capabilities in an
ultra-small package, positioning the technology for future computing,
switching, and storage application deployments," said Seamus Crehan, President
of Crehan Research.

The 88X3240P delivers 10Gbps Ethernet connectivity over unshielded
twisted-pair copper cabling adhering to structured wiring rules and distances
in excess of 100 meters. With industry leading low power consumption and an
ultra-small 23mm x 23mm package, the device is ideally suited for high-density
applications such as top of rack switches.

In addition, the 88X3240P is capable of superior Electro-Magnetic Interference
(EMI) mitigation using common mode sense algorithms that do not rely on
expensive so-called "5th channel" magnetics. The single chip monolithic device
contains advanced features such as Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), IEEE 1588
Precision Timing Protocol (PTP), and MACsec link security encryption support.

Marvell's 88X3240P is the company's first Ethernet transceiver manufactured in
28nm lithography and is a true game changer. Until now, 100 meter - 10Gbps
data rates were dominated by the use of more expensive optical module
technology and thus did not gain traction with conventional applications. The
transceiver is a lower cost alternative to optical modules and can bring 10Gps
data rates to mainstream applications.

Key Facts:

  oMarvell PHYs deliver lower power and deployment costs, which are the main
    drivers for 10GBASE-T adoption
  oMarvell is one of the industry leaders in the Ethernet PHY market and the
    X3240 is the company's first 28nm 10GBASE-T PHYs
  oMarvell offers a complete portfolio of networking components with storage,
    PHYs, switches and CPU solutions

X3240 Product Highlights:

  oEnergy Efficient Ethernet, IEEE 1588 PTP and MACsec support
  oLower power and latency for short data center cables
  oDual media support and auto-media detection for plug-and-play connectivity
    to either copper or fiber media
  oIntegrated Marvell Virtual Cable Testing^® (VCT) technology

For more information please visit

About Marvell
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon
solutions and Kinoma® software enabling the "Smart Life and Smart 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 their social, private and work lives, Marvell is
committed to enhancing the human experience.

As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group
Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit

Marvell, Alaska, Kinoma, Virtual Cable Tester, and the M logo are registered
trademarks of Marvell and/or its affiliates. Other names and brands may be
claimed as the property of others.

For Further Information Contact:
Marvell Media Relations

Holly Zheng

Marvell is a world leader in the development of storage, communications, and
consumer silicon solutions.

Photo -

Logo -

SOURCE Marvell

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.