Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire) - Micrel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today introduced the KSZ8041NLJ, a 10Base-T/100Base-TX Physical Layer Transceiver that supports the extended temperature range (-40°C to +125°C). The device provides MII/RMII interfaces to transmit and receive data. The Company is also introducing the KSZ8851-16MLLJ, a 10Base-T/100Base-TX integrated MAC-PHY controller that also supports an extended temperature range (-40°C to +125°C). The controller has an 8/16-bit generic host interface. Both products are ideal for industrial, automotive and military applications with extreme operating environments. The ICs are currently sampling. For pricing, contact your local Micrel sales office.

"A mature eco system and manufacturing scale are driving the increased adoption of Ethernet as the standard for industrial, automotive and military networking. The harsh environments of some of these applications necessitate products with extremely high reliability and quality -- both hallmarks of Micrel products," noted Wiren Perera, Micrel's director of Ethernet Products. "Micrel's new extended temperature Ethernet products create a new genre in networking and will enable the benefits of IP connectivity for a host of new market segments."

The extended temperature (-40°C to +125°C) operation supported by the devices allows the benefits of Ethernet connectivity to be realized in a variety of industrial, automotive and military applications previously the domain of proprietary or niche protocols with higher cost. The low emissions and high immunity of the devices are also particularly suited to these application environments. Auto MDI/MDIX crossover support eliminates the need for cross-over cable, thus further reducing installation costs. The LinkMD® TDR-based cable diagnostics allows identification of common cabling problems, including those not addressed by IEEE standards; simplifying network deployment and reducing network downtime. With integration of an LDO controller on the chip, the devices are offered in the smallest package sizes (32-pin QFN for the KSZ8041NLJ and 48-pin LQFP for the KSZ8851-16MLLJ) to reduce system cost and streamline system design. Easy to use, each solution's standard compliance ensures that it will seamlessly work with other standard compliant, already deployed devices.

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Micrel, Inc.

Micrel, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide analog, Ethernet and high bandwidth markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors; high performance communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Jose, CA, with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide.
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