The VSC8211 is ideal for Media Converter and 100BASE-FX applications. Its low power consumption and patented line driver technology reduce the cost and complexity of Gigabit Ethernet (GE) system designs. The VSC8211's integrated 1.25 G SerDes and Auto-Media Sense™ feature allow system designers to support Category-5 twisted pair, fiber optic, and backplane interfaces from a single device. Microchip's mixed signal and DSP architecture yields robust performance, supporting both full and half duplex 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T over >140m of Category 5, unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable, with industry leading tolerance to NEXT, FEXT, Echo, and system noise.
Very low power consumption: less than 700 mW
Patented, low EMI line driver with integrated line side termination resistors
Automatic media sensing detects and configures to support either copper or fiber media
Full suite of BIST, MAC, far-end, and connector loopback modes
Over 150 m of Category-5 reach with the industry's highest noise tolerance