MorethanIP's 10-Gigabit Ethernet IP Cores Optimized for Altera's Stratix GX Devices
San Jose, Calif., November 7, 2002--Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) customers now have access to MorethanIP's extensive portfolio of 10-Gigabit Ethernet intellectual property (IP) cores. Optimized for Altera's recently announced Stratix™ GX device family, the cores give designers an ideal solution for a range of 10-Gigabit Ethernet applications such as LAN PHY and WAN PHY.
"Through working with Altera during the Stratix GX device functional development, we were able to architect a library of transciever cores around the unique silicon attributes of the family," said Francois Balay, CEO of MorethanIP. "These cores are optimized to leverage Stratix GX silicon features including rate-matching, equalization, and the quad-structure of the Stratix GX 3.125-Gbps transceiver."
The Stratix GX device family was designed for easy implementation of the XAUI protocol to help designers meet the challenges posed by high-speed 10-Gbps applications now moving into wide deployment.
"MorethanIP's 10-Gigabit cores are uniquely optimized to leverage the XAUI functionality built into the Stratix GX transceiver," said Craig Lytle, vice president of Altera's intellectual property business unit. "Collaboration early in the silicon development process and during silicon checkout ensures success with these cores."
About MorethanIP's 10-Gigabit Ethernet IP
MorethanIP 10-Gigabit Ethernet cores provide a complete solution meeting designer requirements for efficient solution design. The IP cores are available on Altera Stratix and APEX™ II devices and have been implemented in multiple customer designs. MorethanIP's 10-Gigabit Ethernet IP core library includes:
- 10-Gigabit Ethernet XAUI MAC (Media Access Controller)
- 10-Gigabit Ethernet MAC with FIFO (with Atlantic™ interface)
- 10-Gigabit Ethernet 10GBase-R PCS (Physical Coding Sub-Layer for LAN PHY Applications)
- 10-Gigabit Ethernet 10GBase-W PCS (Physical Coding Sub-Layer for WAN PHY Applications)
- Gigabit Ethernet MAC with 1000Base-X PCS
For more technical information about the MorethanIP 10-Gigabit Ethernet cores, please visit www.morethanip.com/10g/xaui_index.shtml.
Pricing and Availability
These cores are available now from MorethanIP. Altera's Stratix GX optimized netlist starts at $30,000 for the 10-Gigabit Ethernet MAC core. For more information and a complete list of Altera's MegaCore® logic functions and Altera Megafunction Partner Program (AMPPSM) intellectual property functions, visit the Altera IP MegaStore™ web site at www.altera.com/IPmegastore.
About Stratix GX FPGAs
The Stratix GX family is Altera's second-generation embedded transceiver family based on a 0.13-µm process technology with 1.5-V core voltage. Stratix GX devices have up to 20 embedded 3.125-Gbps transceivers and up to 45 differential I/O pins with dedicated dynamic phase alignment (DPA) capability supporting up to 1 Gbps source-synchronous data transfers. Stratix GX devices also offer up to 41,250 logic elements (LEs), 3.27 Mbits of TriMatrix™ memory, 14 DSP blocks, eight phase locked loops (PLLs), Terminator™ technology for impedance matching and signal integrity, and advanced I/O buffers capable of interfacing with high-speed memory devices such as DDR SDRAM, QDR SRAM, QDR II SRAM, ZBT SRAM, DDR FCRAM, and SDR SRAM devices.
MorethanIP was founded 1999 as a GmbH (Ltd.) in Munich, Germany and is an IP and design house concentrating on high-speed communications and DSP technologies. This includes design specification and implementation of standard products, system architectures, and customer-specific solutions. For more information on the company and its products, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the company's website at www.morethanip.com.
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) is the world's pioneer in system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions. Combining programmable logic technology with software tools, intellectual property, and technical services, Altera provides high-value programmable solutions to approximately 14,000 customers worldwide. More information is available at www.altera.com.