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Microchip and Innovium Deliver Industry’s Highest-Density Secured Ethernet Switching Solution for Hyperscale Data Centers and Telecom Service Providers

Demonstrated interoperability between industry’s highest-capacity Ethernet PHY from Microchip

and Innovium’s widely adopted Ethernet switch

CHANDLER, Ariz., November 9, 2020 – Microchip Technology (Nasdaq: MCHP) today announced it has collaborated with Innovium to demonstrate interoperability between its META-DX1 terabit-class Ethernet Physical-Layer (PHY) devices and Innovium’s TERALYNX® 7 Ethernet switches. The accomplishment will significantly reduce both risk and development time for customers designing platform solutions that support and secure 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) traffic. 

“Unprecedented bandwidth growth driven by video and enterprise service migration to the cloud continues to fuel the need for faster and more secure network connectivity to data centers,” said Babak Samimi, vice president and manager of Microchip’s communications business unit. “Leading hyperscalers have asked us to enable interoperable solutions between Innovium’s Ethernet switch and our META-DX1 Ethernet PHY. Together, we are providing an ecosystem of interoperable solutions for designing and deploying secure, high-density data center switching platforms.”

“Microchip has a unique Ethernet PHY portfolio with a rich and flexible set of capabilities,” said Amit Sanyal, vice president of marketing at Innovium. “Innovium, the leading provider of low-latency, programmable 12.8 Tbps switch silicon in the market, is excited to partner with Microchip to offer the industry a robust MACsec solution for 400 GbE connectivity that is proven and ready to deploy.”

Microchip’s META-DX1 delivers 50 percent more capacity than alternative PHY solutions while also delivering data protection and security. By offering Ethernet ports from 1 GbE to 400 GbE plus flexible Ethernet (FlexE), as well as Class C/D Precision Time Protocol (PTP) timestamping accuracy at terabit capacity, the META-DX1’s on-board MACsec encryption engine enables flexible security implementation across all Ethernet service rates. OEMs using META-DX1 can quadruple their line card capacity as compared to the previous generation – from 3.2 Terabits per second (Tbps) to 12.8 Tbps with 32 ports of 400 GbE or 128 ports of 100 GbE – while supporting key features needed by both service providers and hyperscalers.

Innovium is the only provider of robust PAM4 networking solutions with a consistent feature set for 1 to 25.6 Tbps products today, with a programmable architecture scaling to 51.2 Tbps+. It delivers unmatched telemetry, low latency, large buffers and best power efficiency. The company’s flagship production 12.8 Tbps TERALYNX 7 has enabled market-leading OEM and ODM system partners to deliver highly innovative and robust switch solutions. Top cloud and data center customers are deploying TERALYNX switches to scale their networks and benefit from the superior total cost of ownership.

The META-DX1 device family is part of an extensive product portfolio spanning the requirements for creating total system solutions, including Microchip’s PolarFire® Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and Microchip’s low-jitter PLLs that seamlessly support the META-DX1 with minimal developer effort. For a comprehensive overview of the total system solution for META-DX1, please see the product brief.

Please let us know if you would like to speak to a subject matter expert on Microchip’s META-DX1 Ethernet PHY or collaboration with Innovium on an interoperable product ecosystem for developing secure, high-density data center switching platforms.

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About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company’s solutions serve more than 120,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications and computing markets. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com.

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