Ethernet PHY transceiver is cost-effective for mil-aero says Microchip

A ruggedised commercial off the shelf (COTS) Gigabit Ethernet PHY transceiver, the VSC8540/41, is cost-effective for aircraft, military vehicles and communication systems, claims Microchip.

The physical layer (PHY) reduced media independent interface / reduced Gbit media independent interface (RMII / RGMII) transceiver has been upgraded for avionics and military applications.

The Gigabit Ethernet PHY transceiver has a military-grade, high-reliability, or hi-rel, plastic package that meets requirements for applications ranging from fighting vehicles to cockpit avionics and in-flight communication systems.

The VSC8541RT Ethernet transceiver with RGMII and GMII also supports RMII and MII Mbit interfaces. The transceiver is latch-up immune to atmospheric radiation effects at a temperature range of –55 to 125 degrees C. Product specifications include wafer and assembly lot full traceability, description of testing, electrical parameters and fault coverage, a qualification report and certificate of compliance.

The Ethernet PHY RMII / RGMII transceiver allows system designers to begin implementation with COTS devices before moving to military-grade components, reducing significant development time and cost, says Microchip.

The RMII / RGMII transceiver complements the company’s extended-temperature product offering which includes 8-bit AVR microcontrollers with embedded ADC/DAC, controller area network (CAN) and motor control interfaces, 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controller for digital power management, 32-bit Arm microcontroller with memory protection mechanisms and 100Mbit Ethernet connectivity and 200Msamples per second (Msps) standalone 16-bit ADCs.

Microchip teams with system manufacturers and integrators on obsolescence management, supporting customers’ efforts to minimise redesign work and lengthen life cycles to reduce overall system costs.

The VSC8540/41 Gigabit Ethernet PHY RMII / RGMII transceiver in a plastic or ceramic package is now sampling.

Microchip Technology provides smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions and development tools to enable customers to create optimal designs which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company has over 120,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defence, communications and computing markets.

Microchip is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, USA.

Latest News from Softei

This news story is brought to you by, the specialist site dedicated to delivering information about what’s new in the electronics industry, with daily news updates, new products and industry news. To stay up-to-date, register to receive our weekly newsletters and keep yourself informed on the latest technology news and new products from around the globe. Simply click this link to register here: Softei Registration