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Micrel launches new on-a-chip ICs.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-January 17, 2011-Micrel launches new on-a-chip ICs(C)1994-2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

Analogue, communications and LAN solutions provider Micrel Inc (Nasdaq:MCRL) announced on Monday the launch of the KSZ8895/8875/8864 series low-power, highly integrated, 4/5-port Layer-2 switch-on-a-chip ICs.

According to the company, the product family achieves a 50% reduction in power consumption compared to the previous generation.

The product family offers QoS features such as tag and port-based VLAN support and IPv6 priority classification, which makes it suitable for demanding IP content based applications in the digital home: IPTV, IP-STB (set top box), VoIP (voice over IP), residential gateways and GPON.

The devices support a single 3.3V power supply with an internal 1.2V LDO, with options for 3.3V, 2.5V or 1.8V IO voltages. Further power savings are supported by power management, including the device's 'Energy Detect Power Down' mode.

The product family provides flexible host processor and PHY interfacing via MII or RMII. On-chip termination and internal generation of the 50MHz RMII clock also reduces bill of materials cost and enables a small package size (64-pin QFN for KSZ8864RMN).

Pricing and samples are available upon inquiry with volume production starting in Q1 2011.

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