"Microsemi's Carrier Ethernet switch family offers the highest performance, market ready solution for MEF CE 2.0 service delivery.The VSC7438 Serval-2™ device targets IP Edge demarcation and access equipment to deliver Enterprise and mobile backhaul. VSC7438 is based on Virtualized Service Aware Architecture (ViSAA™), a silicon implementation that offers an unmatched level of Service Edge and Carrier Ethernet Networking features. ViSAA achieves wirespeed performance for even the most feature-rich Carrier Ethernet (CE) services. VSC7438 also integrates VeriTime™, Microsemi's patent pending timing technology that delivers the industry’s most accurate IEEE 1588v2 timing implementation.The VSC7438 Carrier Ethernet switch contains twelve 10/100/1000 Mbps SGMII/SerDes ports, three 10/100/1000 Mbps QSGMII ports, and two 10 Gbps XAUI/SFI ports. VSC7438 provides a rich set of Carrier Ethernet switching features such as hierarchical QoS, hardware-based OAM (Ethernet and MPLS/MPLS-TP) and SAM, protection switching, and Synchronous Ethernet. Using provider bridging (Q-in-Q) and MPLS/MPLS-TP technology, VSC7438 delivers MEF CE 2.0 EVCs. The Versatile Content Aware Process (VCAP™) architecture is scalable and flexible for secure applications. It features advanced TCAM classification in both ingress and egress. Per-EVC features include a rich set of statistics, OAM for end-to-end performance monitoring, and dual-rate policing and shaping.VSC7438 supports IPv4/IPv6 Layer-3 (L3) routing with up to 4K IPv4 (1K IPv6) unicast LPM entries and 2K IPv4(512 IPv6) L3 multicast groups. L3 security features include source guard and reverse path forwarding tasks."