Mouser Electronics signs global agreement with Marvell Semiconductor

Mouser Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Marvell Semiconductor. Mouser will distribute Marvell’s Fast Ethernet and Alaska Gigabit Ethernet physical layer (PHY) transceivers.

“Mouser is excited to offer our customers Marvell’s high-performance, low-power PHY transceivers,” said Kristin Schuetter, vice president of supplier management at Mouser, adding “Marvell has an exceptional history of delivering next-generation products that continue to revolutionize how customers move data.”

For Marvell, the agreement could mean an increase in up-take of the company’s transceivers. Dean Jarnac, vice president, Americas sales and global distribution at Marvell, said: “With Mouser’s leadership in global distribution, we expect to significantly increase adoption of our Ethernet transceivers.”

The Marvell Fast Ethernet PHY transceivers offer low power dissipation, small form factor, high performance, and an advanced feature set. The octal Fast Ethernet PHY family, including the 88E3082 and 88E3083 devices, features significantly lower power consumption (under 150mW per port), explains Mouser, enabling network systems manufacturers to decrease system costs by reducing both power supply and fan requirements.

The design of the Marvell Alaska Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) PHY transceivers enables increased density, reduced power, and smaller package size to meet the demands of next-generation ‘green’ networks. Alaska GbE PHYs have a high level of integration in thermally efficient packages that optimise PCB real estate and enable fan-less and heat sink-less designs.

Both the Fast Ethernet and Alaska GbE PHYs transceivers use the Marvell Virtual Cable Tester (VCT) fault detection technology. This technology enables end-users, IT managers and networking equipment manufacturers to quickly and remotely analyse the quality and attributes of the cable, reducing the level of equipment returns and on-site service calls.

Mouser claims to stock the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. It also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

Marvell Semiconductor specialises in storage, processing, networking, security and connectivity solutions for the enterprise, cloud, automotive, industrial and consumer markets.

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