Semiconductor Introduces Low Power, Single Port Gigabit Ethernet

Tuesday Sep 11th 2001 by Network Storage Forum Staff
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Cicada's SimpliPHY series offers gigabit ethernet solutions for network infrastructure and Internet access devices

Broadband communications developer Cicada Semiconductor Corporation unveiled today a single port, triple speed Gigabit-over-copper transceiver at NetWorld+Interop 2001 Atlanta. The CIS8201 is the newest member of SimpliPHY(TM) Series -- the industry's lowest power, highest performance, easiest to integrate, 10/100/1000BASE-T transceiver family.

Cicada's SimpliPHY(TM) Series of Gigabit Ethernet transceivers, first introduced in May at the NetWorld+Interop trade show in Las Vegas, also includes the CIS8204 -- the industry's most advanced, quad port Gigabit Ethernet over copper physical layer (PHY) device. Ideal for high port density network infrastructure systems such as switches and routers, the CIS8204's extremely low power dissipation of less than 1 Watt per port enables pervasive, low cost deployment of Gigabit Ethernet-to-desktop PCs, throughout data centers, and in Ethernet-based Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN).

"Capitalizing on the huge installed base of copper-based Ethernet networks, our single port CIS8201 transceiver enables gigabit bandwidth to be easily designed-in to a wide range of cost sensitive networking products, such as desktop and mobile PC network interface cards (NICs), as well as in Gigabit Ethernet storage equipment based on the new iSCSI standard," said Nick van Bavel, President and CEO of Cicada Semiconductor. "Due to the high design quality of our quad port CIS8204 and our proprietary DSP and mixed signal development methodologies, we were able to rapidly develop, optimize and begin sampling the CIS8201 to our early access partners. We are looking forward to delivering breakthrough

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