Marvell Showcases Comprehensive Suite of Gigabit-Ready Access Platforms for Fiber, Phoneline and Coaxial Cable Networks

Marvell delivers innovative wireline solutions including the first reverse-powered gigabit-class FTTdp reference platform, a new 802.11ac-ready residential gateway and an MDU switch for delivering gigabit over coaxial cables

Santa Clara, California (October 21, 2014) – Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced a comprehensive suite of gigabit-ready access platforms for fiber, phoneline and coaxial cable networks, enabling service providers to address the needs of subscribers who demand gigabit-class broadband services. Marvell will be demonstrating its innovative suite of wireline solutions for the broadband access market including the first reverse-powered gigabit-class FTTdp reference platform, a new 802.11ac-ready residential gateway and an MDU switch for delivering gigabit over coaxial cables further delivering the “Smart Life, Smart Lifestyle,” for global subscribers at Broadband World Forum 2014, being held Tuesday, Oct 21-Thursday, Oct 23 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

“Service providers around the world have a pressing need to upgrade their networks to address the demands of a new generation of gigabit services. At Marvell, we’re very proud of our ability to meet their needs with truly innovative solutions built around standards-based networking technologies,” said Philip Poulidis, Vice President and General Manager of the IoT and Mobile Business Units at Marvell. “Marvell’s complete portfolio of broadband solutions, including PON,™, 10 GbE switches and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, provide end-to-end solutions for system vendors and facilitate seamless integration with third party partner solutions.”

Marvell at Broadband World Forum

Marvell’s latest industry-leading solutions for the broadband access market will be showcased at Broadband World Forum 2014, being held Oct. 21 – 23, 2014, at the RAI in Amsterdam, Netherlands. To see demonstrations and learn more, show attendees and media can visit the Marvell booth, located in Hall 11, Stand B60.

Industry’s first reverse-powered FTTdp reference platform (Kraken)

Marvell announces the™-based “Kraken” platform which provides gigabit data rates over standard phone wires, supporting EPON, GPON and Active Ethernet optical backhaul in collaboration with Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ: MSCC). The Kraken reference platform integrates Microsemi’s Reverse Power Feeding (RPF) technology, allowing service providers to remotely power the FTTdp Distribution Point (DP) equipment from the Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) location over a distance of up to 250 meters. RPF is a key technology required by service providers in order to minimize the costs of deploying the next wave of gigabit access networks, by removing the need to install new power-delivery infrastructure for network equipment. The Kraken reference platform integrates Marvell’s Avanta-LP 88F6610 PON SoC, Marvell’s 88LX3142/88LX2718 chipset and Microsemi’s PD81001 RPF PSE and PD70101 RPF PD Chips. The Kraken reference platform, including schematics and board layout, is available now for global OEMs and ODMs.

Modular MDU switch for delivering gigabit broadband services over existing wireline infrastructure

Marvell and ReadyLinks, a leading supplier of broadband integration and communication solutions, will demonstrate a new modular system that combines a high-performance Prestera® Gigabit Switch with Marvell’s award-winning transceivers to deliver gigabit-class broadband services over existing building infrastructure, including coaxial cables and phone-lines. ReadyLinks’ IPC-1840 solution supports both coaxial-type and phoneline-type line-cards, allowing service providers to gradually add 4-port line cards as the number of subscribers increases. Each coaxial port supports up to eight users sharing the same coaxial cable segment. The solution is available today.

802.11ac-ready VDSL2 residential gateway platform

Marvell partners with Metanoia, a leading provider of semiconductor products for the wireline broadband market, to deliver a new Residential Gateway platform that combines Marvell’s 88F6660 Avanta®-LP System-on-Chip (SoC) with Metanoia’s MT-V2311 300 Mbit/s VDSL2 PHY to deliver a flexible, scalable and cost effective solution to the broadband service provider market. Marvell’s 88F6660 Avanta-LP SoC includes a flexible Universal PON MAC, a dual-core Cortex A9 ARM CPU at 1 GHz, an integrated 6-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, a programmable packet processor capable of wire-speed gigabit routing, two PCIe interfaces for Wi-Fi connectivity, USB3 and SATA for high-speed storage management and multiple voice ports. Avanta-LP is designed for seamless integration with Marvell’s advanced Avastar® 802.11ac Wi-Fi transceivers – with options for 4×4, 3×3 and 2×2 MIMO radios, and also with other home networking options such as and ZigBee. Metanoia’s VDSL2 solution offers outstanding performance while meeting key operators’ requirements, such as compliance with the latest ITU-T VDSL2 recommendations, including “vectoring-friendly” operation.

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, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery, Marvell’s diverse product portfolio aligns 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 to always 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.

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Vitesse and Aquantia Deliver Industry’s First Turnkey 2.5G Ethernet Switch Solution For Enterprise-Class Wi-Fi Connectivity

Ensuring Seamless 802.11ac Performance For Wave 2 WLAN Upgrades

CAMARILLO, Calif. & MILPITAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier, Enterprise and Internet of Things (IoT) networks worldwide, and Aquantia, the market leader of high-speed Ethernet connectivity solutions for data centers, mobile and Enterprise infrastructure, announced the industry’s first and only turnkey 2.5G Ethernet switch solution, reference design and software integration to accelerate Wave 2 802.11ac network deployments over existing Cat5e and Cat6 cabling infrastructure.

Wave 2 802.11ac drives access point backhaul bandwidth above 1G, compelling Enterprises to find ways to enable multi-Gigabit bandwidth over existing network cabling. While using 10G uplinks is a possibility, it requires Enterprises to install a new cabling infrastructure. With the new turnkey 2.5G Vitesse-Aquantia solution, Enterprises can cost-effectively and quickly provision 802.11ac Gigabit capabilities within their existing networks. The joint solution is based on Vitesse’s latest generation SparX-IV™ Enterprise Ethernet switch family, SMBStaX™ protocol stack and Aquantia’s recently announced AQRate® 2.5G and 5G Ethernet PHY devices.

According to industry analysts, 802.11ac shows a much faster industry uptake versus the prior generation of WLAN access technologies. ABI Research predicts that by the end of 2014, worldwide access points will exceed 176 million, with 802.11ac comprising 18%. 802.11ac upgrades, especially Wave 2, will require additional Ethernet switch bandwidth beyond what Gigabit Ethernet technology can support.

“Vitesse’s SparX-IV Enterprise Ethernet switches complement our recently unveiled AQrate products, and our AQR405 high-density quad-port in particular,” said Kamal Dalmia, vice president of sales and marketing at Aquantia. “This turnkey solution is a key piece of the 802.11ac ecosystem. We anticipate a fast adoption of the 2.5G rate in Enterprise and mobile infrastructure by OEMs and ODMs.”

“The industry needs a turnkey 2.5G solution like this to catalyze massive and fairly immediate Enterprise bandwidth network upgrades over legacy cabling,” said Larry O’Connell, product marketing director at Vitesse. “The joint Vitesse-Aquantia solution addresses a significant market gap between today’s Gigabit and 10G options, delivering major capex and opex advantages to Enterprises coping with burgeoning wireless traffic network demands.”

About Aquantia

Aquantia is the leader in high-speed connectivity solutions for data centers, enterprise and mobile applications. As the number one supplier of 10GBASE-T PHYs in data centers, Aquantia has been consistently the first in the industry to deliver the technology in all process nodes and all port configurations, including the world’s first and only 10GBASE-T MAC/PHY device for servers. Aquantia’s ability to turn technological leadership into business success is evidenced by the fact that it has shipped more 10GBASE-T ports than all its competitors combined in the data centers. Aquantia is further expanding its leadership into the enterprise and mobile market segments with its flagship AQrate product line. Located in Silicon Valley, Aquantia is a venture-backed company, with strong tier-1 VCs and strategic investor support. For more information, visit

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 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.


Aquatia Contact:
Calysto Communications
Tom Murphy, +1.831.402.4142
Vitesse Contact:
Vitesse Semiconductor
Michelle Lozada, +1.805.388.3700
Vitesse Contact (China):
Beijing New Synergy Consulting
Sharon Hu, +86 10 88144519/20 x 808

Source: Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation

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Vitesse to Present at the Craig-Hallum Alpha Select Conference

CAMARILLO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for CarrierEnterprise networks and Internet of Things (IoT) networks, will address investors at the Craig-Hallum Alpha Select Conference on September 18, 2014.

Management will discuss the Company’s penetration into its high-growth target Ethernet networking markets and opportunities to expand in new segments such as Gigabit Wi-Fi, storage and automotive. Additional highlights will include the continued growth of Vitesse’s new product portfolio and success in building on a growing base of markets and customers.

During the event, Vitesse will host one-on-one meetings. Attendees can contact their Craig-Hallum representative or LHA to arrange a meeting. The applicable presentation time and webcast details will be accessible on the investor section of Vitesse’s website:

About Vitesse

Vitesse (Nasdaq: VTSS) designs a diverse portfolio of high-performance semiconductor solutions for Carrier, Enterprise and Internet of Things (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.

Vitesse is a registered trademark 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.


Company Contact:
Vitesse Semiconductor
Marty McDermut, +1-805-388-3700
Agency Contact:
Kirsten Chapman, +1-415-433-3777

Source: Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation

CWDM4 MSA Group to Support Deployment of 2km 100G Links in Datacenters

New Consortium to Define and Promote Industry-Wide Adoption of 100G Interconnect Optical Specifications for 2km Link Distance Over Duplex Single-Mode Fiber

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 31, 2014) – The CWDM4 MSA (Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexed 4x25G Multi-Source Agreement) Group today announced the formation of an industry consortium dedicated to defining specifications and promoting adoption of interoperable 2km 100G interfaces over duplex single-mode fiber (SMF).

To meet modern datacenter expansion requirements, the CWDM4 MSA members will focus on developing a new cost-effective duplex-fiber 100G optical interface to address the 2km link distance.

The CWDM4 MSA participants expect to address industry needs by advancing unique technologies to create a diverse and competitive supply chain, while providing products that are optically compatible.

“The IEEE standardized a cost-effective 100m solution known as ‘SR4’. Beyond 100m, there is only the ‘LR4’ standard, which is targeted to achieve 10km. Customers, particularly hyperscale data centers, are looking for solutions up to 2km,” remarked Dale Murray, principal analyst, LightCounting Market Research. “The industry is now coming together, through this MSA, to provide a cost-effective data center reach of 2km. This solution will smooth the process of getting to 100Gb Ethernet.”

Members of the CWDM4 MSA include Avago Technologies, Finisar Corporation, JDSU and Oclaro, Inc. Requests for additional information, queries and interviews may be submitted at



Vitesse Delivers Turnkey Solution For Industrial IoT Networking

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 SparX-III™ Ethernet switches – VSC7420-04, VSC7421-04 and VSC7422-04 – optimized for industrial IoT applications, including building automation, manufacturing automation, intelligent transportation, smart energy, and video surveillance/security. Leveraging Vitesse’s newest SparX-III family, turnkey Ethernet hardware and software reference system and ODM model enables nearly 70% faster time-to-market over traditional methods.

“We see industrial IoT networks standardizing on Ethernet, which introduces a host of new requirements including low power, security and stringent reliability,” said Andy Ebert, senior product marketing manager at Vitesse. “OEM design and development costs typically skyrocket due to the variety of industrial systems and applications they must support. Vitesse offers a way to serve highly-diverse IoT market needs with a finite set of hardware and software solutions, generating significant OEM savings in development, inventory and certification costs.”


Next-Generation Ethernet Switches Aligned With IoT Networking Demands

Vitesse’s latest SparX-III Ethernet switches support a variety of port counts, combinations of multiple interfaces, and advanced feature sets either using a single device, or a combination of multiple devices with compatible footprints. SparX-III family features include:

– Energy Efficiency: Featuring Vitesse’s EcoEthernet™ 2.0, the SparX-III Ethernet switches, combined with the industry’s only 12-port i-temp PHY – VSC8522 – enable a broad range of energy efficient Gigabit Ethernet platforms, ranging from single chip, 10-port to 2-chip, 24-port count solutions;

– Rugged I-Temp Support: Vitesse’s SparX-III Ethernet switch family is available with i-temp support, readily meeting systems requirements for rugged industrial and outdoor environments;

– Unmanaged to Lightly Managed Intelligence: For optimal network control and delivery of differentiated services, Vitesse’s SparX-III Ethernet switches deliver basic VLAN, Q-in-Q, Quality of Service (QoS) and rate limiting processing.


Sampling now, the family includes:


VSC7420-04:  10-Port Layer-2 Gigabit Ethernet switch with eight fully integrated copper PHYs


VSC7421-04:  17-Port Layer-2 Gigabit Ethernet switch with 12 fully integrated copper
PHYs; and


VSC7422-04:  25-Port Layer-2 Gigabit Ethernet switch with 12 fully integrated copper PHYs


Enhanced Dual-mode Wireless Power Receiver

The IDTP9023 is a complete single-chip Wireless Power Reciever which complies with the requirements of both WPC1.1 and PMA Type 1 standards for certification. Integrating a high-efficiency synchronous rectifier, high-efficiency buck converter, and control circuits, the IDTP9023 provides output power up to 5W in accordance with the Qi specification. Switching between WPC and PMA protocols and negotiation of the power exchange is implemented automatically. Operating in Qi mode, power transfer is limited to 5W in accordance with the WPC specification.



– Complies with requirements of WPC1.1 and PMA Type 1 for certification
– Compatible with all WPC Receiver coils
– Integrated Synchronous Full-Bridge Rectifier
– Integrated Synchronous Buck Converter
– Optional Back-channel Communication
– Advanced Foreign Object Detection (FOD)
– Over-Temperature/Voltage/Current Protection

IDT wireless power receiver

Form more information please visit IDT

Performance for 40-400 Gb/s Optical Networks

The demand for more efficient, high-speed broadband connectivity is worldwide. TriQuint enables local access, very-short-reach, metro and long-haul optical networks with cost-effective means to increase bandwidth and speed. Our world class optical modulator drivers,TIAs,linear and dual-channel solutions lead the industry with the lowest power dissipation, higher performance and surface-mount assembly convenience. We provide wide-ranging transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) solutions through 400 Gb/s and beyond.

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Application Processors

The ARMADA family of application processors sets a new standard by offering CPU cores with PC-class performance, support for Adobe Flash technology and Blu-ray functionality. Additional features include complete broadband connectivity for the next wave of innovative electronics, spanning price points from low cost consumer gadgets all the way to premium performance devices. Customer adoption has been rapid: to date, Marvell ARMADA application processors have won more than 50 design wins.

Marvell’s PXA family of application processors offer superior performance allowing users to see two-to-three times faster general-purpose and office application computing, web-browsing and audio/video playback than competing designs. Coupled with Marvell’s Scalable Power Manager™ technology, Marvell’s PXA processors deliver superior battery life for power-sensitive mobile applications.

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SigmaQuad/DDR IIIe/IVe SRAM Overview


GSI’s SigmaQuad and SigmaDDR IIIe and IVe families of synchronous SRAMs have been designed to deliver significantly greater performance than that provided by the older-generation II and II+ families (the highest performance commercially-available synchronous SRAMs prior to the advent of the IIIe family). Both the IIIe and IVe families come in 3 functional variations—Quad B2 (Separate I/O, Burst of 2), Quad B4 (Separate I/O, Burst of 4), and DDR B2 (Common I/O, Burst of 2), and in 2 configurations—x18 and x36.

The Quad B2 device can execute two operations, a Read and a Write, per cycle, whereas the Quad B4 and DDR B2 devices can only execute one operation, a Read or a Write, per cycle. Consequently, at a given operating frequency, the Quad B2 device provides twice the transaction rate of the Quad B4 and DDR B2 devices, with equivalent per-pin data bandwidth. And as transaction rate has become the primary driver of SRAM performance requirements in the Networking & Telecom markets, Quad B2 performance is the primary focus of the IIIe and IVe families.

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GSI ECCRAMs, The Benefits of On-Chip ECC

Error Correction Code, or ECC, is commonly utilized with SRAMs in applications where data corruption via SER events is not easily tolerated. Typically, the ECC algorithms detect and correct single-bit data errors. In some instances they can also detect multi-bit errors, depending on the type of algorithm used and the number of parity bits allocated to ECC.

Traditionally, in environments that require high data integrity, the ECC error detection and correction algorithms have been implemented in custom ASIC- and FPGA-based memory controllers. However, it has become increasingly rare for such controllers to be designed in-house, due to cost, resource, and time-to-market constraints. Unfortunately, the availability of 3rd party, off-the-shelf SRAM controllers designed for the commercial market is quite limited, and those that are available often do not support ECC functionality, leaving SER-sensitive SRAM users in a difficult situation.
Bringing the ECC on-chip resolves the issue by removing the burden from the controller, thereby simplifying custom controller design and maximizing 3rd party controller options for the application. It also provides utilization efficiency benefits that are explained further below.
Accordingly, GSI Technology has developed a family of SigmaQuad™ and SigmaDDR™ SRAMs with on-chip ECC, referred to collectively as “ECCRAMs”.

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