5-port switch lowers fiber mode Ethernet system costs

San Jose, Calif.—Micrel Inc. has launched the KSZ8995FQ, Micrel's latest member of the 5-port switch family.

The KSZ8995FQ enables users to build loop applications by using two fiber ports 3 and 4 to cascade together a ring, while still using the MII interface on port 5 to the CPU/Host.

The KS8995FQ is suitable for industrial Ethernet, managed media converters, and FTTx customer premise equipment in the telecommunications and enterprise markets. The device is offered in a 128-pin PQFP package.

The KS8995FQ also offers a highly integrated Layer 2 managed switch solution with optimized BOM cost for low port count, cost-sensitive 10/100Mbps switch systems. It provides a wide feature set such as tag/port-based VLAN, quality of service (QoS) priority, management, MIB counters, dual MII interfaces and CPU control/data interfaces to effectively address both current and emerging fast Ethernet applications.

The KZS8995FQ contains five 10/100 transceivers with patented mixed-signal low-power technology, five MAC units, a high-speed non-blocking switch fabric, a dedicated address look-up engine, and an on-chip frame buffer memory.

Pricing: $4 in 10,000-unit quantities.
Availability: Now.
Datasheet: Click here.

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