New chipset from AMD expands Ethernet

A new chipset for Ethernet network management and data security from Advanced Micro Devices in Sunnyvale, Calif., called the IMR2QuIET, is tying workstations together and enabling designers to implement remote monitoring in hardware.

Jan 1st, 1997

A new chipset for Ethernet network management and data security from Advanced Micro Devices in Sunnyvale, Calif., called the IMR2QuIET, is tying workstations together and enabling designers to implement remote monitoring in hardware.

Each IMR2 (integrated multiport repeater) handles data for 14 network connections, and the QuIET (quad integrated Ethernet transceiver) links the hub to the network and filters out electromagnetic noise. The new devices are in use by Bay Networks Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., in a "stackable" line of hubs that can be added, one at a time, to as many as 10 units, for a configured network.

"It`s an in expensive, convenient way to increase the number of users in a network," says Kevin Allan, product manager at Bay Networks, "and it offers customers peace of mind that they can keep expanding their network in the future." - J.R.

For more information, phone AMD at 408-982-7880, or fax 408-982-7490.

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