What is AR8327?
This is a network switch chip designed and manufactured by Qualcomm Atheros, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc. The chip is designed to provide high-performance and low-latency switching for network applications, such as routers, switches, and other network devices.
The AR8327 supports up to 7 Ethernet ports with up to 1 Gbps throughput per port. It also supports a range of advanced features, including VLAN tagging, port mirroring, and Quality of Service (QoS) management, which enables the prioritization of network traffic to ensure smooth operation of critical applications.
The function of this semiconductor is Seven-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch.
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The AR8327 is a highly integrated seven-port Gigabit Ethernet switch with non-blocking
switch fabric, a high-performance lookup unit with 2048 MAC address, and a four-traffic class
Quality of Service (QoS) engine. It has the flexibility to support various networking applications. The AR8327 is designed for cost-sensitive switch applications in wireless AP routers, home gateways, and xDSL/cable modem platforms.
1. 40 MIBs Counter/Port & Port Status.
2. 1M Bit Packet Buffer
3. Supports 9K Jumbo Frame
4. Port Mirror, 802.1X Security, Rapid Spanning Tree
5. Rule-based Bandwidth Control
6. Programmable Wake on LAN
7. Half Power Mode for Cable length less than 30m (for home installations)
8. Supports Internal/External Loo