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Microsemi SimpliPHY™ Family

Microsemi SimpliPHY™ VSC8541 - Single-port Industrial copper GbE Ethernet PHY

SimpliPHY™, a new product family of single-port copper GbE and FE PHYs that addresses the need for a low-cost, simple to layout solution with small package footprint and parallel MAC interface, with a wide LVCMOS support (1.5V, 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V).
Providing both managed and unmanaged options, the VSC8541 also supports SyncE and a new features like Start-of-Frame (SOF) that can enable a sub-1ns enhanced-accuracy 1588v2 PTP timing solution, Fast Link Failover 2 (FLF2™) Indicator, enhanced VeriPHY™ and 1000Base-T forced mode with Active Link Monitor, all operating over industrial temperature range.

Key Features

  • Lower BOM cost with inexpensive clocking options and conserve board real estate with small package sizes
  • Actively monitor the quality of the line, even while carrying traffic
  • Future-proof designs against interfacing SoCs/CPUs/ASICs that change over time with widest LVCMOS interface support in the industry
  • Lower EMI/EMC with adjustable drive strength
  • Act as a key element in a ns-accurate 1588v2 PTP timing system with built-in Start-of-Frame (SOF) measurement
  • Achieve low single event upset (SEU) failure in time (FIT) rate of < 80 with low-alpha mold compound construction


  • Factory and building automation
  • Connected lighting
  • Smart grid
  • 2D/3D printers
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Network attached storage (NAS) 
  • Customer premises equipment (CPE)

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