Ethernet PHY transceiver for harsh EMC requirements

Microchip has released the KSZ8061 single-chip 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX automotive- and industrial-grade Ethernet physical-layer transceiver, which is designed for data communication over low-cost UTP cables.

The chip is based on the Quiet-WIRE enhanced EMC technology, providing reduced line emissions and superior receiver immunity performance.System reliability is also enhanced with Microchip’s LinkMD+ advanced cable diagnostics in addition to an embedded signal-quality indicator for the dynamic monitoring of link error margins.

For energy-efficient applications, Microchip’s integrated EtherGREEN technology includes a unique Ultra Deep Sleep mode with signal-detect wakeup, which lowers standby power consumption to the sub-microampere range.

With fast boot and linkup in less than 20ms, the KSZ8061 is suitable for applications such as automotive rear-view cameras.The KSZ8061 range is available with an operational temperature range of -40 to 105°C for harsh-environment applications, including industrial sensor networks, robotics, building automation and avionics.

The packaging options include 32-pin, 5 x 5mm and 48-pin, 6 x 6mm QFN packages.

Microchip also announced the availability of the KSZ8061MNX Evaluation Board to enable functional and performance testing of the KSZ8061.