Ensures OEMs and ODMs Accelerate Time-to-market with CE 2.0 Certifiable Ethernet Network Equipment
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 13, 2015 -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it has achieved Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certification of its Serval™ VSC7418 CE switch engine and CEServices™ application software. A virtual requirement from service providers, CE 2.0 certification of the turnkey hardware and software solution enables Microsemi original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and original design manufacturing (ODM) customers to accelerate time-to-market with readily interoperable, standards-based equipment for Ethernet business service delivery.
"Attaining this milestone underscores Microsemi's commitment to driving growth in our communications end market," said Uday Mudoi, vice president, marketing, for Microsemi's Ethernet Networking Technology (ENT) group. "The CE 2.0 certification provides our customers a standardized and proven baseline of functionality, ultimately expediting their time-to-market with Microsemi's differentiated Ethernet networking solutions."
Multiple research analyst firms project the global market for carrier Ethernet services to reach $50 billion by 2015. Now the de facto communications protocol for wide area networking, over 1,000 network operators globally support carrier Ethernet, with bandwidth for global Ethernet business services expected to surpass 75 percent of total global business bandwidth by 2017, according to Vertical Systems Group.
Microsemi's total hardware and software solution is certified for all Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) services―two each respectively in E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree and E-Access, as defined in MEF Standards 6.1, 22.1, 33. CE 2.0 certification is based on rigorous testing by a third party, MEF-approved test lab using over 630 test cases derived from MEF specifications. Certification testing bypasses months, sometimes years, of internal test development for the CE service types.
About VSC7418 Serval
VSC7418 Serval CE switch contains nine 10/100/1000 Mbps SGMII/SerDes ports and two 2.5G SGMII/SerDes ports and is optimized for power and cost-sensitive applications at the network edge. Serval is the industry's only switch engine family to support MPLS/MPLS-TP LER and LSR and patented LTE-advanced-ready IEEE 1588, useable in both fiber and microwave applications. Serval is part of Microsemi's broader CE switch engine portfolio, including the Jaguar™ VSC7460 and LynX™ VSC7462 devices. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,600 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.