NewsByte 30 August 2001

Intel® Media Switch Chip Delivers Gigabit Speed For Cost-Effective, Scalable Switching Solutions

Intel Corporation today announced the latest member of its Media Switch Family, aimed at making the corporate migration to gigabit Ethernet easier and more affordable. The Intel® Media Switch IXE5416 16-Port Gigabit Device enables OEMs to build high-bandwidth, highly scalable, plug-and-play Ethernet switches. With 16 triple-speed (10/100/1000 Mbps) ports, an IXE5416 system can automatically configure each switch port to the speed of each PC's network interface card. This enables corporations to migrate their clients individually to gigabit performance without expensive upgrades of their network switches. The new Media Switch device, which enables switch systems to be built for less than $100 per port, combined with the Intel® PRO/1000 T Desktop Adapter announced earlier this year, enables easy and affordable corporate migration to gigabit to the desktop.