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Switches And MACs May Revolutionize Carrier Ethernet Networks

Switches And MACs May Revolutionize Carrier Ethernet Networks

The Jaguar family of Ethernet devices employ a unique architecture and an optimized feature set for transitioning current TDM circuit-switched networks to emerging packet-based Ethernet networks. The family reportedly implements the industry’s only architecture incorporating advanced service features such as full IEEE-1588 functionality and OAM. It consists of four devices: two carrier Ethernet switches (Jaguar VSC7460 and LynX VSC7462) and two MACs (CE-MaX-24 VSC7364 and CE-MaX-12 VSC7366). The devices afford hardware-generated continuity checking for port, link, tunnel, and service protection. The switches integrate multiple ports of Gigabit Ethernet with advanced traffic-shaping features for service-aware networks. They also support all popular connection-oriented and connectionless network protocols. The MACs are pin compatible with the switches and are available with two port counts: 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports with four 10 Gigabit ports or 12 Gigabit Ethernet ports with two 10 Gigabit ports. Sampling for switches and MACs starts in the second quarter and production pricing will range from $150 to $60 based on device selection. VITESSE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP., Camarillo, CA. (800) 848-3773.
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