MorethanIP Intros Cores

MorethanIP releases the industry's first complete SPAUI and RXAUI solution for FPGA and ASIC

September 29, 2008

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MUNICH -- Dune Networks, a leading provider of networking devices for Metro Ethernet, Enterprise and Data Center platforms and MorethanIP today announced the immediate availability of the industry’s first SPAUI and RXAUI intellectual property (IP) cores for FPGAs and ASICs. MorethanIP’s SPAUI and RXAUI are optimized for Altera’s Stratix II GX, Stratix IV, and Xilinx Virtex 5 LXT / FXT devices to provide a compelling solution for storage, telecommunications, and data center applications. The identical cores can also be targeted seamlessly to ASIC and Structured ASIC, providing a low-risk path to cheaper devices.

MorethanIP’s offering of SPAUI and RXAUI IP cores include a configurable SPAUI MAC, a programmable four-Lane PCS (Physical Coding Sub-layer) and a programmable two-Lane XAUI PCS (also known as RXAUI). The configurable MAC core implements the SPAUI functions, such as CRC check and calculation, BCT (Burst Control Tag) to support channelization and burst interleaving traffic, Preamble and IPG (Inter-Packet Gap) compression with out-of-band, in-band with the LLFC (Link-Level Flow Control) bit, packet agnostic and standard IEEE flow-control schemes. The SPAUI MAC core also includes a FIFO interface to simplify system design and integration of third-party cores and customer applications.

The PCS core’s interface embedded SERDES operates at rates of up to 6.5Gbps per lane in existing FPGA devices or ASIC technologies. The PCS cores implement the line coding, channel bonding functions.

MorethanIP’s offering of SPAUI and RXAUI IP cores was tested and validated with Dune’s new generation of FAP devices, called the PETRA family, which includes the P220, P230, and P130 devices. The PETRA device family offers highly integrated 40G and 80G Traffic Manager and Fabric devices, integrating up to eight SPAUI and RXAUI interfaces, as well as standard XAUI and SGMII interfaces.

Francois Balay, CEO of MorethanIP, stated, “Supporting the Dune SPAUI and RXAUI interfaces is strategic to MorethanIP, as it extends our leadership in high-speed Networking core solutions to meet our customer demand. Dune is leading the market efforts in defining 10GE interfaces that enable dense 10GE solutions.”

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