Rochester Electronics, the world's largest authorized manufacturer of discontinued semiconductors, is announcing that it will provide, under a license from Intel, continuing manufacturing and customer support for Intel's IXF1002 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC), which facilitates simple network management protocol (SNMP) and remote monitoring (RMON) management in gigabit Ethernet server environments.
By extending the life of this device, Rochester offers customers a seamless transition between Intel and Rochester devices, saving significant time, effort, and money. The Extension-of-Life(TM) process enables us to extend the life of semiconductors because we are an authorized, reliable manufacturing source. The IXF1002 components manufactured by Rochester have the exact fit, form, and function as the original Intel-manufactured part, said Paul Gerrish, co-president of Rochester Electronics. We are pleased to enter into this agreement with Intel and look forward to providing the same product and service quality that their customers have come to expect.
Providing two independent 1 Gb/s intelligent, high performance MAC ports, the IXF1002 dual-port gigabit Ethernet MAC interfaces directly to gigabit Ethernet standard transceivers through either its gigabit media independent interface (GMII) or its gigabit physical coding sublayer (GPCS) interface. Optimized for switch and router applications, each MAC port includes a 4-Kbyte FIFO for packet receive and a 2-Kbyte FIFO for packet transmit.