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About Communications Systems

Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS), an IoT intelligent edge products and services company, provides connectivity infrastructure and services for global deployments of broadband networks. CSI operates three business units: Transition Networks, Net2Edge, and JDL Technologies.

Communications Systems Headquarter Location

10900 Red Circle Drive

Minnetonka, Minnesota, 55343,

United States

952-996-1674

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Latest Communications Systems News

Toshiba Expands Line-up of Ethernet Bridge ICs for Automotive Information Communications Systems and Industrial Equipment

Jan 12, 2022

Author of the article: Article content Advertisement Article content KAWASAKI, Japan — Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (“Toshiba”) has added “ TC9563XBG ” to its line-up of Ethernet bridge ICs, to provide support for 10Gbps communications in automotive information communications systems and industrial equipment. Sample shipments have started and volume production will start in August 2022. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Try refreshing your browser, or Toshiba Expands Line-up of Ethernet Bridge ICs for Automotive Information Communications Systems and Industrial Equipment Back to video Automotive networks are evolving toward zone architecture [1] , where communications between zones use real-time, multi-gig [2] transmission via Ethernet at a rate of 1Gbps or higher. The new bridge IC has Toshiba’s first 2-port 10Gbps Ethernet, and the interface can be selected from USXGMII, XFI, SGMII, and RGMII [3] . The two ports support Ethernet AVB [4] and TSN [5] , which facilitate real-time processing and synchronous processing, respectively. They also support “simplified” SR-IOV (virtual functions) [6] . The combination of these features in the new product delivers solutions suited to next-generation automotive networks. As the speeds of communications devices continue to increase, the new IC can be used not only for zone architecture but also for various automotive applications such as IVI and telematics, and also in industrial equipment. It is also postioned to be a successor to current TC9560 and TC9562 series products supporting 1Gbps Ethernet. In recent years, more and more devices have been equipped with PCIe interfaces for device-to-device communications, such as Wi-Fi ® , and the host SoC tends to run short of PCIe interfaces. TC9563XBG has three PCIe Gen 3 switch ports for communications with the host SoC and connection to devices equipped with PCIe interfaces. The PCIe switch part is configured with one 4-lane upstream port for connection with the host SoC and two 1-lane downstream ports for connection to devices with a PCIe interface. Using the 3-port PCIe switch function for connections to such devices can help mitigate PCIe interface shortages. TC9563XBG will be AEC-Q100 Grade 3 [7] qualified. Notes: [1] Zone architecture: A network configuration expected to be used for next generation automotive networks, in which a vehicle is divided into multiple zones that communicate with each other at high speeds for collaborative operation. [2] Multi-gig: Multi-Gigabit Ethernet (2.5Gbps to 10Gbps). Recent automotive networks require a bandwidth larger than 1Gbps. [3] USXGMII, XFI, SGMII, RGMII: Standards for Ethernet interfaces. USXGMII = Universal Serial 10 Gigabit Media Independent Interface; XFI = 10 Gigabit serial Interface; SGMII = Serial Gigabit Media Independent Interface; RGMII = Reduced Gigabit Media Independent Interface. [4] Ethernet AVB: IEEE802.1 Audio/Video Bridging. A standard for handling audio and video data using Ethernet standard technology. [5] Ethernet TSN: IEEE802.1 Time-Sensitive Networking. A standard for data transmission with lower latency than AVB. [6] SR-IOV: Single Root I/O Virtualization. A standard that supports virtualization on PCI devices. [7] AEC-Q100 Grade 3: Test standards formulated by the automotive industry for certifying reliability of ICs. Advertisement About Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation, a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor and storage solutions, draws on over half a century of experience and innovation to offer customers and business partners outstanding discrete semiconductors, system LSIs and HDD products. The company’s 22,000 employees around the world share a determination to maximize product value, and promote close collaboration with customers in the co-creation of value and new markets. With annual sales now surpassing 710-billion yen (US$6.5 billion), Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation looks forward to building and to contributing to a better future for people everywhere. Find out more at https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/top.html View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220111005566/en/ Contacts

Communications Systems Investments

1 Investments

Communications Systems has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in Quortus as part of their Corporate Minority on May 5, 2020.

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Communications Systems Investments Activity

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Company

Amount

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Co-Investors

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5/29/2020

Corporate Minority

Quortus

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5/29/2020

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Corporate Minority

Company

Quortus

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Yes

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1

Communications Systems Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Communications Systems has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Quortus on December 21, 2021.

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12/21/2021

Acquired

1

4/29/2021

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$99M

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12/21/2021

4/29/2021

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Divestiture

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$99M

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Communications Systems Acquisitions

2 Acquisitions

Communications Systems acquired 2 companies. Their latest acquisition was Pineapple Energy on March 02, 2021.

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3/2/2021

$99M

Reverse Merger

3

5/14/2020

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3/2/2021

5/14/2020

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Debt

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$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$99M

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Communications Systems Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Communications Systems has 1 strategic partners and customers. Communications Systems recently partnered with SPYRUS on December 12, 2020.

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Type

Business Partner

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News Snippet

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12/17/2020

Client

SPYRUS

United States

SAN JOSE, Calif.Dec. SPYRUS Solutions Announces Partnership with CSI - SPYRUS Federal Agencies to Benefit from Access to Solutions Providing the Highest Level of Verified Identity and Encrypted Data Protection.

`` CSI is an exciting partner for SPYRUS Solutions , Inc. , '' said Grant Evans , chairman and chief executive officer of SPYRUS Solutions , Inc. .

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12/17/2020

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Business Partner

SPYRUS

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United States

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SAN JOSE, Calif.Dec. SPYRUS Solutions Announces Partnership with CSI - SPYRUS Federal Agencies to Benefit from Access to Solutions Providing the Highest Level of Verified Identity and Encrypted Data Protection.

`` CSI is an exciting partner for SPYRUS Solutions , Inc. , '' said Grant Evans , chairman and chief executive officer of SPYRUS Solutions , Inc. .

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