Mysticom and PowerDsine team up to enable the delivery of Gigabit data rates and power to remote network nodes
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 28, 2002 – PowerDsine® has certified Mysticom's MY1001 Gigabit Ethernet over copper transceiver as the first to successfully pass all operation tests with PowerDsine's Power over LAN™ integrated solution products.
This breakthrough was achieved without any degradation in Gigabit speed data performance or distance of operation well in excess of the 100-meter standard cabling. The significance of this interoperability test is that it enables Gigabit Ethernet switch vendors to integrate Power over LAN technology into their designs of 1000BaseT Ethernet switches, creating a robust solution for speedy desktop data and power.
Power over LAN is an innovative technology that allows next generation IP telephones, wireless LAN access points, web cameras, industrial automation sensors and other Ethernet terminals to safely and reliably receive data and power over standard twisted pair cables. A special protection circuitry automatically activates the power only when a compatible terminal is present.
"The inevitable convergence of voice and video with data networks based on Ethernet has created the need for innovative solutions to address the combined communications and power needs for equipment in applications such as voice and video over IP," said Wiren Perera, vice president of worldwide marketing, Mysticom. "As the only PHY vendor to successfully prove our interoperability with PowerDsine's Power over LAN technology, we are now able to provide assurances to our customers that their Gigabit Ethernet switches will work out of the box with IP phones and network devices."
The tests, conducted by Mysticom and PowerDsine, verified the performance of Power over LAN and Gigabit Ethernet by transmitting power over the data cable pairs and concluded that the two technologies are interoperable while preserving all data and power required performance parameters. The tests confirmed successful communication between a remotely powered Gigabit Ethernet NIC and Power over LAN enabled switch with no data link degradation. The connection was tested at lengths exceeding the standard 100m in various environmental conditions for data and power performance.
"While the nearly finalized IEEE 802.3af standard only addresses the combination of 10/100 Mbps Ethernet networking and power, we see the market requirement moving quickly in the direction of Gigabit Ethernet," said Amir Lehr, vice president of marketing, PowerDsine. "Our cooperation with Mysticom provides a simple and robust integration for leading Gigabit network switch and appliance vendors."
About the MY1001
The MY1001 is a 10/100/1000BASE-T Copper Ethernet Transceiver that fully complies with the IEEE 802.3 and 802.3ab standards. This device features low power consumption, high performance, support for a broad range of system interfaces and network adaptability functions. It is manufactured using a 0.15-micron standard CMOS process and is housed in a small 128-pin PQFP package.
PowerDsine is the leading player in Power over Ethernet technology providing power solutions for communications equipment manufacturers in the telecom and datacom industries. PowerDsine's product line offers a variety of Power over LAN midspan devices as well as integrated solutions, which are embedded directly into Ethernet switches. PowerDsine is a founding member of the IEEE 802.3af Task Force leading the development of an industry standard for remotely powering Ethernet devices over the LAN infrastructure. PowerDsine provides engineering support to assist manufacturers in building Power over LAN compatible products. In April 2002, PowerDsine was named number 69 on Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu's European Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Europe. For more information, please visit www.powerdsine.com or contact Amir Lehr, vice president, marketing, PowerDsine. +1 (888) 231-8166 ext. 116, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Julie Shafiki, marketing communications manager, PowerDsine Ltd., +972-9-775-5118; e-mail: email@example.com.
Founded in 1997, Mysticom provides complex DSP and mixed-signal VLSI solutions for use in high-speed communication systems. Mysticom's products range from 10/100 Mbps Ethernet PHY cores to 10 Gbps transceiver integrated circuits (ICs) for Ethernet and backplane applications. Mysticom is one of the only companies in the world to have successfully developed numerous high-speed networking technologies that can be used in local, metropolitan and wide area networks. Mysticom is headquartered in Netanya, Israel, and has marketing, sales, design and customer support offices in Mountain View, Calif. Additional information can be found at www.mysticom.com. Sales Office contacts are: United States (West): Phone: +1 (650) 210-8080, United States (East): Phone: +1 (603) 860-0091, Asia Pacific: Phone: +886 (935) 520015 and Europe: Phone: +31 (181) 687370.
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