Adam Tech – Ethernet jacks with integrated magnetics


The Adam Tech MTJ series is a family of RJ45 connectors with integrated magnetics which support 10T, 100T and 1000T Ethernet applications such as access points, routers and ADSL modems as well as telecoms transmission equipment. The provision of integrated magnetics allows the design engineer to save PCB real-estate and to lower the system’s component […]

Adesto – Fast, low-power alternative to standard EEPROM


Adesto’s RM25C256C-L is a 256kbit serial memory device which benefits from the company’s fast, low-power resistive technology. Adesto’s Conductive Bridging Random Access Memory (CBRAM®) is an innovative non-volatile memory technology which consumes markedly less energy than other popular non-volatile memory technologies, without sacrificing performance or reliability. The RM25C256C-L operates from a single supply ranging between […]

Cavium – Network processors provide multiple high-speed interfaces suitable for access-point designs


Cavium’s OCTEON® III family of multi- core MIPS64 processors provide high performance and a high level of integration to fulfil the requirements of applications in networking and storage equipment, such as wireless local-area network access points. The CN70xx and CN71xx processors are also suitable for entry-level enterprise platforms for products such as service provider gateways, […]

Cypress – Fast 36Mbit SRAM IC offers access times as short as 2.5ns


Cypress Semiconductor’s static RAM (SRAM) ICs provide the high-speed read/write operation and high reliability required in wireless access points and other devices containing an embedded processor or microcontroller. An SRAM density of 36Mbits is available from Cypress in the CY7C1440KV33 and CY7C1440KVE33, which are organised as 36 x 1Mbit cells. Cypress also supplies the CY7C1442KV33, […]

Littelfuse – 30A surge protection for broadband network connections


TThe SDPxxxxT023G6RP is part a series of SDP Biased thyristors providing over-voltage protection for high data-rate applications such as VDSL2, ADSL2, and ADSL2+ with minimal effect on data signals. The surface-mount SOT23-6 package of the SDPxxxxT023G6RP provides a surge capability which exceeds the requirements of most standards worldwide, as well as the recommendations for lightning […]

Microsemi – 10-port L2/L3 Gigabit Ethernet switch


The VSC7514 from Microsemi is a 10-port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch supporting a combination of 1G and 2.5G Ethernet ports. The device provides a rich set of switching features required in either industrial or enterprise Ethernet equipment. These include the provision of Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) and quality of service processing to enable the […]

Microsemi – Clock generator replaces multiple oscillators with a single chip


The ClockCenter ZL30236 from Microsemi, a dual-channel universal clock generator, may be used to replace the multiple external components traditionally used to time processors, memory chips and PHYs with a fully integrated single-chip solution. This helps lower bill-of-materials costs, reduces board space requirements, simplifies designs and improves reliability. The ZL30236 integrates two independent synthesisers and […]

Microsemi – Dual-channel ADSL2+ line driver features low power dissipation


Microsemi’s Le87251 is a dual-channel differential amplifier designed to drive full-rate ADSL2+ signals with very low power dissipation. It offers a peak output drive capability of 450mA. The Le87251 contains two pairs of wide-band amplifiers, fabricated with Microsemi’s HV30 bipolar SOI process for low power consumption in DSL systems. The amplifiers have an internal fixed […]

Microsemi – Ethernet PHY offers energy-efficiency features


The VSC8541 from Microsemi is a low-power, compact copper physical layer transceiver (PHY) intended for use in space- constrained 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet applications. Housed in an 8mm x 8mm package, it features integrated line-side termination to conserve board space, lower EMI and improve system performance. In addition, integrated RGMII version 2.0 standard timing- compliant compensation eliminates […]

Microsemi – Integrated PoE power controller with MOSFET switch


The PD70201 from Microsemi is an integrated powered device interface and PWM controller for a DC-DC converter used in Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications. It complies with the IEEE802.3af and IEEE802.3at PoE industry standards. The PD70201 can be used for IEEE802.3af/IEEE802.3at Type 1 applications, and in IEEE802.3at Type 2 applications. A single PD70201 can be used in […]