Microsemi announces network synchronization

Microsemi Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP), has announced its newest network synchronization integrated circuit (IC) product family for Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) and IEEEâ„¢ 1588 timing and line card applications, the company said.

Targeted for upcoming 5G wireless equipment and network infrastructure, the new product family provides advanced phase measurement and adjustment capabilities which simplify next-generation transport and wireless equipment design. These capabilities also enable equipment to achieve the stringent phase alignment requirements which are down to 130 nanoseconds (ns) across the entire network.

As next-generation networks will move greater amounts of data providing increased connectivity and must do so with lower latency and at a lower cost, Microsemi´s new network synchronization IC product family provides the feature set necessary to address these challenges. The devices´ precise timing capabilities to monitor, measure, tune and calibrate to the picosecond enable equipment manufacturers to address the tenfold increase in phase alignment accuracy required by 5G networks.

Microsemi offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center 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; enterprise storage and communication solutions, 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, California. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.