Future Electronics introduces Microsemi’s new Ethernet PHYs for industrial and IoT applications

Montreal, Canada – APRIL 12th, 2018 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is very pleased to announce the immediate availability of Microsemi’s highly compact single-port SimpliPHY™ Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and Fast Ethernet (FE) PHYs with supporting open-source Linux drivers.

These new PHYs, including VSC8541 and VSC8531 GbE PHYs, and VSC8540 and VSC8530 FE PHYs, provide a flexible input/output interface in a package as small as 6 mm x 6 mm, enabling ubiquitous Ethernet connectivity. SimpliPHY™ is targeted to address diverse applications such as factory and building automation, video display arrays, 2-D and 3-D printers, and industrial automation endpoints.

The new PHYs deliver innovative capabilities to differentiate original equipment manufacturer (OEM) end-products, including lower power consumption, reduced EMC/EMI and extended product design life cycle, ease of printed circuit board (PCB) design, and enhanced IEEE 1588v2 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) accuracy from a system-level solution, a requirement for future 5G designs.

Microsemi’s SimpliPHY™ family of PHYs is available now from Future Electronics. For more information about the SimpliPHY™ series and the entire portfolio of Microsemi products available through Future Electronics, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions, as well as differentiated engineering services encompassing technical support, technology training and custom board design. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,500 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.


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