The VSC7442 SparX-IV-52™ device is a 52G SMB/SME Industrial Ethernet switch with up to 52 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports. The device provides a rich set of Enterprise Ethernet switching features. Using multistage Versatile Content Aware Processing (VCAP™), it delivers VLAN and QoS processing that enables delivery of differentiated services, security through intelligent frame processing, and egress frame manipulation. For industrial applications, VSC7442 integrates VeriTime™ IEEE 1588, Microsemi’s patent-pending timing technology that delivers the industry’s most accurate IEEE 1588 timing implementation. A powerful 500 MHz CPU enables full management of a Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet switch solution. A comprehensive application programming interface (API) and software development package accelerates time-to-market for managed Ethernet applications. The software API package integrates easily with third-party software, preserving existing software investments.