Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, has deployed over 200 million Gigabit Ethernet ports into various production platforms across the globe. Now, Microsemi PHY core integration enables systems to achieve lower system Bill of Material (BOM) costs compared to standalone PHY products, making systems less expensive to produce and more cost effective to deploy. The mixed-signal IP core provides 10/100/1000BASE-T PHY functions and is fully compliant to IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) with power dissipation between 160 mW and 425 mW per port, depending on traffic utilization. Ideal for emerging green applications, the IP core supports Microsemi’s EcoEthernet™ 2.0 power saving features including the PerfectReach™ intelligent cable length algorithm that saves power based on the reach of a connection, and ActiPHY™, which provides power savings of over 75% for ports with no link. The VSC9906-01 mixed signal IP package is structured for module-oriented fabrication process porting and testing of key analog blocks.