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Microsemi debuts Ocelot switch family


Oct. 10, 2016 – Microsemi, a provider of semiconductor solutions, has announced its Ocelot product family, describing it as a “low power, feature-rich” Ethernet switch family optimized for communications networking in the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market.

Designed for the specific needs of industrial Ethernet switch applications, such as factory automation, process control, smart grid/smart energy and physical security, the devices promise to simplify IIoT network migration to an Ethernet backbone with “flexible interfaces,” TCAM based classifications, 1588 timing and ring protection in a “small package.” The Ocelot family includes: VSC7511, a four-port, layer 2 gigabit Ethernet switch with four fully integrated copper PHYs; VSC7512, a 10-port, layer 2 gigabit Ethernet switch with four fully integrated copper PHYs; VSC7513, an eight-port, layer 2/3 gigabit Ethernet switch; and VCS7514, a 10-port layer 2/3 gigabit Ethernet switch.