Realtek’s PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet Single Chip Controller (RTL8111GR-CG) Wins ‘EDN China Innovation Award 2012’


HSINCHU, Taiwan – November 16, 2012 –Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW), one of the world’s leading network and multimedia IC providers, today announced that its PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet Single Chip Controller (RTL8111GR-CG) has been awarded the ‘EDN China Innovation Award 2012’. Products were evaluated and chosen by EDN China judges, and individual readers of EDN China were also invited to vote for their favorite product.

The RTL8111GR-CG supports Realtek’s RealWoW! Wide Area Network (WAN) remote wake-up function. This allows the RTL8111GR-CG to send keep-alive packets to an internet Wake Server when the PC is in sleeping mode. PCs can reduce power consumption by remaining in low power sleeping state until needed.
When users require access to files, music, programs, etc. on the remote computer, they can login into the Wake Server via the internet and wake the selected sleeping PC. Once connected, the user can execute any third-party remote control software. RealWoW! features the ability to pass wake-up packets through a NAT (Network Address Translation) device, commonly used in home routers. 

The RTL8111GR-CG supports the latest power optimizer requests from Intel, Latency Tolerance Reporting (LTR) and Optimized Buffer Flush/Fill (OBFF), to permit the whole system to quickly enter a low power consumption state.

“The power saving features, small 4x4mm IC footprint, and simple design schematics make the RTL8111GR-CG a compelling choice for PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet”, said Realtek’s Vice President and Spokesman, Jessy Chen. “The RTL8111GR-CG not only offers end users high performance and remote connection features, it also helps our customers save IC and rBOM costs, and greatly simplifies design efforts”.

About Realtek
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world’s leading IC providers. Realtek designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch Controllers/Media Converter Controllers/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, DSL Chips, VoIP Solutions, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, Web Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Home Center Controllers. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on our website:

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