Realtek RTL8366SR Single Chip 5+1-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Controller Wins ‘EDN China Innovation Award 2008’


HSINCHU, Taiwan – November 6, 2008 – One of the world’s leading IC design houses, Realtek Semiconductor Corp., today announced that its RTL8366SR Single Chip 5+1-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Controller has been awarded the ‘EDN China Innovation Award 2008’.

EDN China is the leading online community and networking site for China’s electronics engineering industry, and was the first magazine to focus on electronics design for China. Products were evaluated and chosen by a panel of EDN China judges, made up of industry experts and specialists from China’s top companies, academic institutes, universities, and EDN China’s editorial board. Individual readers of EDN China were also invited to vote for their favorite product.

Realtek’s RTL8366SR is currently being used in xDSL, cable modems, wireless routers, and Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network (GEPON) applications. As well as high-performance, the RTL8366SR features Realtek’s innovative Green Ethernet technology, resulting in power savings of 30~50% depending on operating conditions. Green Ethernet power saving technology is applied to all Realtek switch products that feature gigabit Ethernet transceivers.

Green Ethernet features include:

  • Link-on and dynamic detection of cable length and dynamic adjustment of power required for the detected cable length. This feature provides high performance with minimum power consumption.
  • Link-down power saving on a per-port basis, greatly cutting power consumption when the network cable is disconnected. After it detects an incoming signal, it wakes up from link-down power saving and operates in normal mode.
“Demand for environmentally-responsible products that are designed for power saving as well as high performance has increased significantly. Staying on the technology leading edge helps Realtek to design and develop competitive products to meet this growing demand”, said Brian Tsai, Communications Network Marketing & Sales Director at Realtek. “Our combination of complete feature set, high-performance, and eco-friendly green power saving features make Realtek the compelling choice for Gigabit switch solutions”.

The RTL8366SR supports 1000Base-T, 100Base-T, and 10Base-T, with one extra GMII/MII/RGMII port for specific applications. It integrates five low-power Gigabit PHYs, 6 Gigabit MACs, a switch engine, and a layer2 & layer4 protocol parser. The RTL8366SR also supports advanced QoS, security filtering, and complete network management functions. It fully meets future needs for triple play (voice, video, and data) in digital home and broadband networks.

About Realtek
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world’s leading IC providers. It designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch/Gigabit Media Converter/Gateway Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet PHYceivers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, ADSL2+ Chips, VoIP Solutions, WiMedia-based Ultra-Wideband Chips, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, LCD Monitor/LCD TV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Media Processors. 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 the website:

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