2014

Gigabit Ethernet Design Kit 'Connects the World' Lantiq and Wurth Elektronik eiSos Offer Turnkey Demo Kit to Add High Speed Connectivity to Any Home Appliance

MUNICH and NEUBIBERG, Germany, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lantiq and Wurth Elektronik eiSos today announced the availability of a jointly developed design kit for easy and fast implementation of Gigabit Ethernet in a broad range of products. The Evaluation Kit paves the way to easily add high-speed network connectivity to an application or device. It provides all necessary information to understand the demands of an Ethernet hardware design, along with an easy to use 1 Gbps Ethernet demonstration board.

With the new kit customers can smoothly add Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to support new applications in products such as stoves, coffee machines, telephones, dishwashers, etc. By implementing Ethernet, manufacturers get both Internet functionality and a high-speed standardized connection to plug-in service and maintenance devices.

The kit relies on Lantiq's field-proven Gigabit Ethernet technology with best in class energy efficiency, highest integration and smallest form factor. The overall solution, with leading Ethernet and passive components from Wurth Elektronik eiSos, proves that Internet/Ethernet connectivity can be realized with less than US $3 additional bill-of-material in high quantities.

The USB-powered demo board is about the size of a credit card (54 mm x 92 mm).  Customers can easily connect the board to PCs and instantly achieve data rates of up to 1Gbps bi-directional. Using the Lantiq XWAY PHY11G in a very small VQFN-48 package (7mm x 7 mm), the board saves energy due to compliance with IEEE's energy efficient Ethernet standard.

Availability and pricing

The "High Speed Connection to the World" kit can be directly ordered for 129 € per kit. More Information is available at: http://www.lantiq.com/GPHY.

About Wurth Elektronik eiSos:

Wurth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG is a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components for the electronics industry. The company is part of the Wurth Group, the global market leader for fastener technology. It employs 5,000 people and generated sales of 335 million Euro in 2013. Wurth Elektronik eiSos is active with direct sales in 50 countries worldwide.

Manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America ensure the delivery of the growing customer basis. The product range covers EMC components, inductors, RF inductors and LTCC components, transformers, components for circuit protection, power modules, LEDs, connectors, switches, power elements in press-fit technology and assembly technique.

Wurth Elektronik eiSos is one of Europe's largest manufacturers of passive components.

About Lantiq

Lantiq offers a broad and innovative semiconductor product portfolio for next-generation networks and the digital home. Information about Lantiq is available on our Website or via Twitter @Lantiq and YouTube.

SOURCE Lantiq



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