Vitesse Licenses Gigabit Ethernet IP Cores To Freescale

  Vitesse Licenses Gigabit Ethernet IP Cores To Freescale

  *Used in Freescale’s QorIQ multicore communications processors to deliver
    scalable, upgradable Ethernet solution
  *Complemented by Vitesse Ethernet switch, PHY and software portfolio for
    expanded functionality
  *Targeted at entry-level to mid-range networking, printing and security

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CAMARILLO, Calif. -- May 19, 2014

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS), a leading provider of
advanced IC solutions for Carrier, Enterprise and Internet of Things (IoT)
networks, announced that Freescale® Semiconductor is using Vitesse’s
VSC9953-01 SparX™ Gigabit Ethernet switch IP core in Freescale’s 28nm QorIQ®
T1040 quad-core and T1020 dual-core communications processors, now sampling to
customers. Targeted applications include gateway routers and industrial
automation, as well as unified threat management (UTM) and network attached
storage (NAS) networking. Together, Freescale’s processor family and Vitesse’s
complementary portfolio of Ethernet switches, PHYs and software deliver
carrier-grade Ethernet functionality for diverse mixed control and data plane

“Freescale’s QorIQ T1040/T1020 64-bit embedded communications processors are
among the industry’s first to integrate a Gigabit Ethernet switch,” said
Nikolay Guenov, director of product management for Freescale’s Digital
Networking group. “Vitesse’s proven switch IP core and high-quality support
enabled Freescale to quickly bring to market a highly integrated, scalable
managed Ethernet solution with significant performance and system level design

“Gigabit Ethernet connectivity is becoming a de facto standard in various
applications, such as storage, smart grid and other industrial uses,” said
Brian Jaroszewski, senior product marketing manager of IP licensing at
Vitesse. “Licensing our IP cores to market leaders such as Freescale
strategically aligns with Vitesse’s goal to penetrate adjacent or similar
markets. The fact that the IP core reliability and quality are directly
validated in Vitesse’s external switch IC chips minimizes our customers’
integration risks and expedites their time to market with field-proven Gigabit
Ethernet solutions.”

Complementary Vitesse Portfolio For Expanded Ethernet Functionality

For network equipment needing additional Gigabit Ethernet ports beyond
Freescale’s T1040/T1020 basic configuration, Vitesse offers multiple
compatible Ethernet switches, PHYs and software for diverse Carrier,
Enterprise and IoT networking applications:

  *Gigabit Ethernet PHYs: Vitesse offers pin-compatible options to the
    integrated PHYs in Freescale’s platform, providing an easy upgrade to
    Synchronous Ethernet, highly accurate, multi-operator VeriTime™ IEEE
    1588v2 timestamping and Intellisec™ IEEE 802.1AE MACsec security;
  *Enterprise-class Ethernet switches: Leveraging Vitesse’s SparX-III-18™
    VSC7425 and SparX-III-26™ VSC7427, OEMs can configure the Freescale
    solution to deliver 12-, 16- and 24-port configurations with a common
    Layer 2 (L2) switch software stack, simplifying hardware and software
    design and increasing return on investment;
  *Carrier Ethernet switch engines: Service-awareness and carrier-grade
    functionality are a simple upgrade with Vitesse’s carrier-grade switch
    engine offering; and
  *Managed Ethernet software stack: Beginning with Freescale’s SDK v1.7,
    available in December 2014, customers will be able to run Vitesse’s
    SMBStaX™ Linux, a full L2 managed Ethernet software switch stack, across
    the T1040/T1020 platforms. Vitesse’s CEServices™ software is also
    available for use with its Carrier Ethernet switch engines.

About Vitesse

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

Vitesse is a registered trademark and SparX, SMBStaX, CEServices, VeriTime and
Intellisec are trademarks of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation in the United
States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks or registered trademarks
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