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Microchip introduces TSN Ethernet switches for factory automation

28 January 2022

Microchip Technology Inc. has rolled out a series of time sensitive networking (TSN) Ethernet switches designed for industrial automation.

The LAN9668 family of TSN switching devices lowers latency data traffic flows and offers clock accuracy compared to competing devices, Microchip said.

The devices are 9-port switches for industrial and commercial applications with an Arm Cortex-A7 processors and supports the TSN IEEE standards for communication in industrial settings.

The LAN 9668 and LAN 8814 scalable TSN chipsets are supported by Microchip’s software framework and Microchip’s Ethernet Switch API (MESA) and PHY API (MEPA) allow designers to develop functional libraries that are operating system independent, Microchip said.

The switches include quad-port Gigabit Ethernet PHY to support the IEEE 1588 v2 and frame pre-emption and allow for timing, stream reservation, protection and management.

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