Networking

Cracking Open A Linksys Desktop Switch

IC Plus Corp. Chip

With the heat sink removed, the integrated switching chip is revealed. According to IC Plus' technical documentation, the IP175C chip integrates switch controller, SSRAM and Ethernet transceivers, each of which complies with the IEEE 803.3, IEEE 802.3u and IEEE 802.3x specifications. The chip supports flow control, auto MDI (which helps manage uplink operations) and bandwidth control, among other functions.

Photos by Erik Eckel for TechRepublic.com

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3 comments
neon.moon
neon.moon

please stop placing audio advertisements (nintendo wii) on your articles. it doesn't go over very well at work.

Barry 441
Barry 441

Bad choice of advertising... for this site anyway.

yooper
yooper

The 14th photo with all the LED's reminded me when I work as an assembler at an electronics plant, and we made cuicuit boards for Lanet. :)