Power Matters™

Ethernet Software

IC Software Solutions for Carrier, Enterprise & IoT Ethernet Networking

Microsemi's Enterprise and Carrier Ethernet software solutions have been deployed by 100's of companies worldwide, significantly improving their ROI. Complementing our broad IC portfolio, Microsemi's feature-rich software solutions deliver significant value with:

  • Rapid Time to Market: Shorten your development cycles and lower costs with easily customizable turnkey applications.
  • Standards-Based Comprehensive Solutions: Microsemi software meets IETF RFC, IEEE and MEF standards and has been certified at a variety of testing centers including UNH-IOL (University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab) and EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center), Tier-1 Telecom Labs, Industry Interoperability Events and Plug fests.
  • Mature, Flexible, and Fully Supported Packages: Ensure long term product success with Microsemi's ongoing software development and maintenance programs. Our real-time support enables quick alignment of your solutions to the latest standards and industry requirements

Microsemi's Ethernet and Power over Ethernet solutions and technologies includes Ethernet ICs, systems, software, IP and ecosystem solutions specifically architected for Ethernet networking applications in multiple settings. 

Comprehensive Ethernet Switching Features

Microsemi Ethernet switching applications provide a comprehensive set of features for Enterprise and Carrier Ethernet applications. All applications support standards based Layer 2 (L2) switching capabilities, port control and monitoring features, QoS control, security control and authentication, advanced power savings capability and management. Microsemi's current applications include:

WebStaX™: Designed for Basic L2 Enterprise Managed switching applications including SMB (Small and Medium Business) Enterprise and commercial deployments, WebStaX enables web management of many features including: PoE, Stacking and EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet).

SMBStaX™: Designed for Advanced L2 Enterprise switching applications, including Medium and Large Enterprise applications, SMBStaX enables CLI, web and MIB management of all the standard features found in WebStaX and many advanced L2 and L3 capabilities including VLAN trunking, GVRP (GARP VLAN Registration Protocol) and DHCP Server.

IStaX™: Designed for Industrial Ethernet switching applications, including Industrial and IoT configurations. IStaX includes all of the functionality of SMBStaX (excluding stacking) and adds support for IEEE 1588 PTP and linear/ring protection, including ERPS.

CEServices™: Designed for MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 applications deployed in Tier 1/2/3 Telco, MSO, Wireless Backhaul, CLEC and IXC (Inter eXchange Carriers) networks, CEServices provides a superset of the SMBStaX (excluding stacking) functionality with support for IEEE 1588 PTP, RFC2544/Y.1732/IEEE802.1ag OAM and many MEF CE 2.0 specifications.

Complete API Functionality

Microsemi's API (Application Programming Interface) provides a comprehensive, user-friendly Operating-System independent function library that supports all Microsemi Ethernet switches, PHY, MAC, and Optical Transport Network (OTN) Mapper products.

8051 Ethernet Switching Features

Microsemi's 8051 Ethernet Switching software enables customers to develop low cost compact Layer (L2) solutions based upon our 8051 based series of switches. Using a 3rd party compiler, customers can customize unmanaged or lightly managed (Webconfig) software to meet the requirements of embedded or standalone applications.

Accessing Microsemi Software Solutions

Access to Microsemi software solutions requires a current NDA with Microsemi and an active Software Licensing Agreement (SLA). Please contact your contact your local Microsemi sales or distributor office for further information regarding access to Microsemi Ethernet software solutions.

Product Number Description Market Application Basic L2 Advanced L2 Protection IEEE 1588/SyncE Carrier Ethernet ICLI,
JSON/RPC, SNMP
eCos Linux
VSC6810 VSC6818 CE Services Service Provider Turnkey
VSC6815 VSC6817 IStaX Industrial IoT Turnkey  
VSC6813 VSC6816 SMBStaX Enterprise Turnkey      
VSC6812 VSC6819 WebStaX Enterprise Turnkey          
VSC6802 Unified API   Development            
VSC6803 Open API   Development            
VSC6811 WebConfig/Unmanaged   Turnkey          
VSC6825 Ocelot Unmanaged   Turnkey          

 

Software Support Matrix

Switch Family Part Numbers Unmanaged API eCos Linux
VSC6825 VSC6811 VSC6802 VSC6803 VSC6810 VSC6815 VSC6813 VSC6812 VSC6818 VSC6817 VSC6816 VSC6819
Ocelot Unmanaged VSC7511
VSC7512
                     
Ocelot Managed VSC7513
VSC7514
                 
SparX-III Unmanaged VSC7420
VSC7421
VSC7422
                     
Serval-T VSC7410
VSC7415
               
SparX-III Managed VSC7414
VSC7424
VSC7425
VSC7426
VSC7427
      VSC7414 
Only
  VSC7414 
Only
Caracal VSC7423
VSC7428
VSC7429
     
Serval
Serval Lite
VSC7416
VSC7418
   
Serval-2
Serval-2 Lite
VSC7436
VSC7438
             
Serval-TE
Serval-TE10
VSC7430
VSC7435
VSC7437
             
SparX-IV VSC7440
VSC7442
VSC7444
VSC7448
VSC7449
   
VSC7440 excluded
     
Jaguar VSC7460              
Jaguar-2 VSC7468              
Lynx VSC7462              
Lynx-2 VSC7464