The Microchip Ethernet portfolio is now expanded to include 10/100 Mbps and 10/100/1000 Mbps, Gigabit Transceivers along with 2 and 3 port Switches, integrated Ethernet controllers and USB to Ethernet bridge controllers.
The USB to Ethernet connection takes advantage of the ubiquity and speed of USB, replacing older means of transferring information. USB-based networking technology offers a cost-effective and smart design alternative to traditional PCI/PCI-Express networking solutions due to the flexibility of routing and placement of Ethernet and USB connectivity ports. Microchip integrates Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and high-performance 10/100 Ethernet in its line of standalone USB to Ethernet controllers and USB to Ethernet Hub controllers.
- Low-cost stand-alone 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Ethernet interface controller with integrated MAC and PHY
- Connect to SOCs and MCUs through either serial or parallel interfaces
Microchip’s Ethernet 10/100 Controllers include an integrated Ethernet MAC and PHY with a high-performance SRAM-like slave interface as well as support for external MII and PCI interfaces. The simple, yet highly functional host bus interface provides a glue-less connection to most common 16-bit microprocessors and microcontrollers as well as 32-bit microprocessors with a 16-bit external bus. The controllers are also available with variable I/O voltages and multiple package options.
- Low-cost stand-alone 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet interface controller with integrated MAC and PHY
- Connects to MCUs through either serial or parallel interfaces
Microchip’s switches are high-performance, small-footprint, full-featured 3- to 9-port Ethernet switches. Applications ranging from IoT consumer electronics, computing, Industrie 4.0 factory automation, and automotive designs are supported with innovative features and robust high-temperature operation. Rapid development cycle and low-cost are enabled through our design check services and software drivers.
- 10Base-T/100Base-TX with Two to Nine Ports
- Standard RMII/MII or 8-/16-/32-bit Interfaces
Microchip’s 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet PHYs are high-performance, small-footprint, low-power 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T transceivers designed specifically for today’s consumer electronics, industrial and enterprise applications. These devices feature Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) and Wake-On-LAN functionality, which provides system sleep modes for improved power savings. These devices have the industry’s smallest footprint and consume up to 40% less power than existing transceivers. They have an integrated voltage regulator and ESD protection components to help reduce Bill of Material (BOM) costs.
The LAN874XA family features deterministic loop back delay, assuring real-time system performance as well as cable diagnostics which reduce network installation costs.
- 10Base-T/100Base-TX Fast Ethernet and 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet
- Robust and Reliable featuring Low-Power Modes
- Small Packages with Industrial Temperature Support
Ethernet PIC MCUs
- 8-bit Ethernet PIC MCUs
- 32-bit Ethernet PIC MCUs
Microchip Licenses EtherCAT® Technology
Microchip strengthens its commitment to the industrial space with the licensing of the EtherCAT® technology for next generation Ethernet controllers. This licensing initiative demonstrates Microchip’s strategy for expansion of its industrial market presence with a continuing commitment of providing unique, leading edge products. Integration of the EtherCAT standard allows system developers to implement a high level of integration, flexibility and stability required to provide solutions for today’s evolving industrial market. With this licensing agreement, Microchip delivers the necessary IP coupled with its industrial Ethernet product portfolio and its long history of being a leading industrial supplier to deliver solutions that increase overall system efficiency and reduce system costs.