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25G/50G Low-Latency Ethernet MAC, Optimized for Xilinx Ultrascale+ Transceiver Technology

The German Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI and Silicon Valley Missing Link Electronics (MLE) collaborate to optimize 25G/50G Ethernet Low-Latency Media Access Controller (MAC) for Xilinx Ultrascale+ Transceiver Technology

(PresseBox) (Berlin, ) The German Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI and Silicon Valley Missing Link Electronics (MLE) collaborate to optimize 25G/50G Ethernet Low-Latency Media Access Controller (MAC) for Xilinx Ultrascale+ Transceiver Technology.

"With Xilinx Ultrascale+ transceivers reaching up to 30.5 Gbps, 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity becomes a reality. This is reflected by the fact that Xilinx has integrated hard macros for 100GE MAC into their devices. However, many high-performance embedded, test & measurement or automotive applications are fully served by more cost-efficient 25G or 50G Ethernet. Our Low-Latency MAC soft IP Core addresses that gap", says Dr. Johannes Fischer, Head of Fraun-hofer HHI’s Digital Signal Processing Group.

"MLE has been collaborating with Fraunhofer HHI for several years on enabling high-speed connectivity solutions for Xilinx customers. Our team currently mar-kets and supports Fraunhofer HHI’s proven 10GE MAC, and a corresponding TCP/IP stack, all made available through the Xilinx website. We are looking for-ward to offering 25G/50G Ethernet solutions to our customer base, soon", un-derlines Dr. Endric Schubert, CTO at MLE.

The 10GE MAC IP-Core from Fraunhofer HHI is a low latency Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC) according to the IEEE802.3 -2008 specification. The IP Core was specifically designed to have the lowest possible latency, and to be as resource efficient as possible at the same time. The 10GE MAC IP-Core is listed at Xilinx library of Intellectual Property (IP) under https://www.xilinx.com/products/intellectual-property/1-o0w4k1.html.

The 25GE MAC IP-Core will be released early Q4 2017, and its’ 50GE MAC IP-Core counterpart later that year. Device Family Support will include Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ Kintex UltraScale+ Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Virtex.

Missing Link Electronics:

Missing Link Electronics (MLE) is a Silicon Valley based technology company with offices in Germany. MLE is a licensee of Fraunhofer HHI, and offers a range of technology services, sublicenses and busi-ness models compatible with customer's ASIC or FPGA projects, world-wide.

More information can be found here: https://www.missinglinkelectronics.com/index.php/menu-products/low-latency-10-gige-mac

Xilinx FPGA customers can find information here: https://www.xilinx.com/products/intellectual-property/1-o0w4k1.html#overviev

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