Realtek Wins Two Best Choice Awards at COMPUTEX 2014

2014/05/27 RTL8118AS Ultra Low Power Gaming NIC & RTL8881A 11ac AP/Router SOC

HSINCHU, Taiwan – May 27, 2014 – Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW), one of the world’s leading network and multimedia IC providers, announced today that its RTL8118AS Ultra Low Power Gaming NIC and RTL8881A AP/Router Network Processor SOC with 11ac Wi-Fi have each won an award at COMPUTEX 2014.

Best Choice Green ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Award (RTL8118AS)
The RTL8118AS is Realtek’s new Ultra Low Power Gaming NIC Solution. It offers high-speed Internet access, intelligent bandwidth control, and pre-configured gaming, browser, and streaming modes. It also provides a user-customized mode in which the user can create their own mixed gaming, browser, or streaming applications, and adjust each application’s bandwidth limits and priorities. This allows users to run several network applications simultaneously, and allocate the network bandwidth in the most efficient way to maintain a smooth gaming or video streaming experience.
The RTL8118AS also features faster small-size UDP packet throughput to provide superb performance for online gaming.

The RTL8118AS adopts IEEE 802.3az-2010 (Energy Efficient Ethernet) operating with the IEEE 802.3 Media Access Control (MAC) sublayer to support operation in Low Power Idle mode. When the Ethernet network is in a low link utilization state, Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) allows systems on both sides of the link to save power.

The RTL8118AS supports Intel’s Power Optimizer/CPPM (Converged Platform Power Management) encompassing deeper power states for better power saving, and providing rapid transitions between different power states due to the integrated switching voltage regulator. CPPM reduces power consumption in static machines and delivers increased battery life in mobile devices.

Support for Intel Runtime D3 (RTD3) allows RTD3 enabled platforms to automatically place devices not currently being utilized by the operating system into a low power mode.  Realtek’s RealWoW (Wake-on-WAN) Technology allows users to wake up their home PC via the Internet to retrieve/save files etc., thereby turning the home PC into the user’s personal cloud server.

The RTL8118AS fully complies with Ethernet Specifications for the latest platforms (Intel CPPM, RTD3, 1.8V I/O for Intel Skylake, Windows Connected Standby platform), and is supplied in an ultra-small 32 pin QFN (Quad-Flat No-leads) green package.

Best Choice Award (Communication) (RTL8881A)
The RTL8881A AP/Router Network Processor SOC with 11ac Wi-Fi is the first 11ac single-chip AP/Router SoC. It can be implemented in small-form factor (53mmx32mmx23mm) for travel routers, as an 11ac upgrade kit for existing AP/Routers, or in dual-band Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

The integrated RTL8881A includes 11ac RF (with PA/LNA/TRSW), Baseband, and CPU. An embedded I2S/PCM audio interface enables connections to audio in/out for speakers and microphone use in IP camera applications.
Offering the lowest power consumption in the AC433/AC600/AC750 AP/Router segment, the RTL8881A consumes less than 1.6W and can be powered by a USB2.0 interface. It is 5GHz/2.4GHz selectable, and is backward compatible with 11a/b/g/n.

“We are very pleased to have won two Best Choice Awards at COMPUTEX 2014 and are excited to have this opportunity to showcase Realtek’s advanced capabilities in green gaming NIC solutions and dual-band IOT applications”, said Realtek’s Vice President and Spokesman, Yee-Wei Huang. “With the advent of the ‘Internet of Things’, by 2020, more than 50 billion unique devices are predicted to be connected to the Internet. Many of these ‘things’ will be battery operated. We are proud to have met the challenge to make our products more energy efficient by reducing in-use energy demands, as well as by adding automated power management control to these devices and equipment to power them down when not in use”.

For more information about Realtek’s product demonstrations at COMPUTEX 2014, visit us at TICC (Booth number T201F), 3~6 June: 9:30 am~6:00 pm, 7 June: 9:30 am~4:00 pm.

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, High Fidelity Audio Solutions for Mobile and PC Applications, 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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Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
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