Vitesse Takes On Energy Efficiency

Camarillo-based semiconductor provider Vitesse has launched a new software for its Ethernet ICs which the company claims improve energy consumption by 80 percent. The firm said that its upgraded software can provide up to 80 percent in energy reduction in its SpimpliPHY, Sprx, and G-RocX ICS. The power savings comes from a automatic power savings mode which detects unused Ethernet ports on network devices, and powers them down or places them in stand-by mode; and the ability to adjust the power levels needed on cables based on cable length. Vitesse said that the firm's power saving features are being used by D-Link Sytsems for its Gigabit Home/SOHO switch products; and Corega, a Japanese computer networking manufacturer.