Vitesse Streamlines Migration To 10 Gigabit Ethernet Cloud Service Delivery
Delivers Low Cost, Flexible 10GE PHY Portfolio With Industry’s Smallest
Footprint And Upgrade Path To Advanced Timing And Security Features
CAMARILLO, Calif. -- May 12, 2014
Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS), a leading provider of
advanced IC solutions for Carrier, Enterprise and Internet of Things (IoT)
networks, introduced the latest generation of its widely adopted 10 Gigabit
Ethernet (GE) PHY portfolio, the VSC8489 physical layer transceiver family.
Targeted at Enterprise and high-speed data centers supporting cloud service
delivery, the VSC8489 family offers a low cost, flexible LAN/WAN solution with
multiple interface options for KR backplane and SR/LR/ER/ZR/220MMF optical
module applications. The VSC8489 family also has the industry’s smallest
footprint in its feature class, consuming 22% less area than the competition.
Cisco’s Global Cloud Index (2012-2017) forecasts a 4.5-fold growth in cloud
network traffic, from 1.2 zettabytes annually to 5.3 zettabytes by 2017.
Driving much of that data traffic will be end users accessing entertainment,
personal and business content on demand, on any device. In a virtualized,
cloud environment, this tremendous data burden can dramatically impact the
supporting networks. By 2017, Cisco projects that cloud data centers will
process nearly two-thirds of global data center traffic workloads, making
high-speed connectivity at Gigabit Ethernet speeds increasingly critical.
“Vitesse’s VSC8489 provides an ideal 10GE PHY solution for our NIC platform
today with the option to add high value timing and security features in the
future,” said Basheer Ahmed, senior director of product marketing at Rhino
Labs. “With Vitesse’s flexible 10GE PHY portfolio, we can easily upgrade to
meet more stringent network requirements and maximize the lifetime of our
“Demand for greater bandwidth and more feature-rich solutions at the physical
layer is evident everywhere, from the Enterprise to service providers, as 10G
technologies become increasingly more cost effective,” said Richard
Interrante, product marketing director at Vitesse. “The VSC8489 family gives
OEMs an efficient way to upgrade networks transitioning to cloud and other
Flexible 10GE PHY Portfolio To Future-Proof Cloud-Based Networks
The VSC8489 family includes two products with VeriTime™, the industry’s de
facto highest accuracy IEEE 1588v2 timing synchronization technology, as well
as one without VeriTime for cost-sensitive applications that are not
timing-critical. The VSC8489 family allows customers to choose the right 10GE
PHY for their needs now, with a seamless and pin-compatible upgrade path to
advanced timing and security features if, or when, they are required in the
future. The new 10GE PHY family comprises:
*VSC8489: Dual 10GE/1GE RXAUI/XAUI to SFP+/KR PHY
*VSC8489-10: SynchroPHY™ Dual 10GE/1GE RXAUI/XAUI to SFP+/KR PHY with
*VSC8489-13: SynchroPHY™ Dual 10GE/1GE RXAUI/XAUI to SFP+/KR PHY with
VeriTime and extended temperature range
The VSC8489 family shares other important features as well, such as failover
switching and lane ordering, simultaneous LAN and WAN support, VScope™ input
signal monitoring, flexible clocking options for Synchronous Ethernet and
unified software API. The VSC8489 family is pin-compatible with previously
announced VSC8490 and VSC8491 SynchroPHY 10GE/1GE PHYs with Intellisec™, the
industry's first and only FIPS 197 certified PHY technology to enable
flow-based IEEE 802.1AE 256-bit AES MACsec security encryption end-to-end over
any network for cost-effective network-wide link layer encryption, while still
maintaining nanosecond-accurate IEEE1588v2 timing.
The VSC8489 family is in production now. Learn more at
For a complete overview of Vitesse 10GE and 1GE PHYs, visit
www.vitesse.com/products/productLine/10GE-PHYs (10GE) and
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, SMB/SME Enterprise and IoT Networking.
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