The VSC7424 is the industry’s first fully integrated 10-port Gigabit Ethernet (GE) switch with eight copper PHYs in a single package. The VSC7424 leverages Microsemi’s new 65 nm SimpliPHY™ technology, resulting in the one of the most cost-effective and lowest power consumption devices in the industry. The single-chip solution combines the most advanced IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet features for bringing green technology solutions to market. The VSC7424 provides a rich set of Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Ethernet switching features such as Layer-2 forwarding with advanced TCAM-based VLAN and QoS processing, enabling the delivery of differentiated services. Security is ensured through frame processing using a TCAM-based Versatile Content Aware Processor (VCAP-II). The VSC7424 contains a powerful 416 MHz CPU, enabling full management of the switch. A comprehensive application programming interface (API) and software development package is available for Layer-2 Managed Ethernet applications for faster time-to-market. The software API package integrates easily with third-party software, preserving existing software investments.