Microsemi Collaborates with Nine Way Research and Development for Improved Industrial Networking

By CIOReview | Wednesday, September 2, 2015

ALISO VIEJO, CA: Microsemi, manufacturer of semiconductor and system solutions for communication, defense and security, aerospace and industrial markets partners with Nine Way Research and Development, a provider of high-end digital design has announces the availability of Nine Way’s NetFusion, an industrial Ethernet switch development board based on Microsemi’s SmarttFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate array (FPGA) device.  

NetFusion is an industrially deployed, all-in-one development product designed for industrial networking, site perimeter telemetry and telematics, industrial motor control and other applications. "The unique features of Microsemi's SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA, including its reliability, security, low power, high levels of integration and reduced total cost of ownership, are ideal for a variety of industrial Ethernet applications, and we are pleased the Nine Ways team sees the high value of this device," says Bruce Weyer, vice president and business unit manager at Microsemi. The product is cost effective embedded system that integrates IP cores, Linux application software which can be easily deployed to customer base, making time-to-market very short.

In addition, NetFusion provides a complete platform for evaluating, developing and deploying industrial Ethernet switches which is available in both CAT5 and fiber/small form-factor pluggable (SFP) variants. Other features include FPGA integration and free support for Libero SoC, uCLinux and multiple IP cores.