New Secure 4-Port Networking PMC/XMC Card and Fibre Channel IP Core with SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs Allow Faster Development Cycles for a Wide Range of Applications
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 9, 2014 -- Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its collaboration with New Wave Design and Verification (New Wave DV) on the development of networking hardware and a Fibre Channel IP Core. Both the PMC/XMC card and the IP Core are available now for Microsemi's SmartFusion2® SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2® FPGA devices and enable faster development cycles for new defense, aerospace, enterprise networking and storage applications which utilize Ethernet and/or Fibre Channel.
"Partnering with New Wave DV offered immediate expertise in networking domains for military and aerospace applications," said Paul Quintana, director of vertical marketing for defense, security & computing, Microsemi. "We are able to leverage our secure industry-leading technology along with New Wave DV's IP and industry expertise to provide a wide range of proven solutions to our customers."
About the Fibre Channel Core
The IP Core provides standard off-the-shelf Fibre Channel IP to be implemented in an FPGA by designers and system architects. The new Fibre Channel core and application level solutions featuring the SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA or IGLOO2 FPGA create new opportunities in avionics, commercial air, defense (such as the Joint Strike Fighter program), enterprise networking and storage. According to a report by Frost and Sullivan, the global commercial aircraft fleet is going to double in number by 2020.
The Fibre Channel core provides a complete Fibre Channel solution from FC Layer 1 through FC Layer 2. At the physical layer, the core is built specifically for connecting with Microsemi SERDES. The user interface of the core provides an intuitive streaming interface for application designers.
- Full FC-1 through FC-2 functionality
- Microsemi SERDES integration
- Class 2 and Class 3 support
- N and F port support
- Supports 1G and 2G rates
- Configurable user clock interface
- Convenient user interface for application development
About the PMC/XMC Card
The four port PMC/XMC board featuring the SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA or IGLOO2 FPGA opens new opportunities with airborne, shipboard, and ground based aerospace and defense programs where network security, performance and power conservation are paramount.
Each of the four front panel ports provides up to 5G high-speed serial data links. The backside connectors can be utilized for PCI, PCIe, XAUI, SRIO or a custom interface. The board features the M2S150 SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA or the M2GL150 IGLOO2 FPGA. The board also includes onboard DDR3 and QDRII+ memory to provide for offloading and accelerating networking functions in the FPGA. Along with deployed solutions, the PMC/XMC card is utilized for test labs, integration labs, depots and service stations worldwide. The PMC/XMC standard allows for a truly modular solution that leverages high-speed secure data transfer.
"Working with Microsemi and its newest line of FPGAs and SoC FPGAs was a natural fit for New Wave DV," said Jake Braegelmann, senior business development manager, New Wave DV. "The military and aerospace market is looking for lower power and more secure architectures, and since Microsemi offers the industry's most secure FPGAs with embedded high speed SERDES, creating new network applications in SmartFusion2 SoC and IGLOO2 devices is a perfect fit for those requirements."
PMC/XMC Boards and IP Core are currently available for purchase. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/design-resources/partners/newwave. Additional information can also be found on New Wave DV's website: http://www.newwavedv.com/products/form-factor/pmc-xmc/v1141/
About New Wave DV
The New Wave DV team is made up of passionate engineers that have extensive experience designing, building, testing, and delivering FPGA-based networking systems. By providing both off-the-shelf solutions and custom engineering resources, New Wave DV is confident in meeting the requirements of customer applications. New Wave DV products and expertise are focused on high bandwidth, ultra-low latency, and specialized networking applications in aerospace, finance, telecommunications, and big data. Find out more at www.newwavedv.com or email New Wave directly at email@example.com.
Microsemi Corporation (MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,400 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.