The programmable 10/100/1000 Ethernet MAC with IEEE 1588 support integrates a standard IEEE 802.3 Ethernet MAC with a time stamping module to support Ethernet applications requiring precise timing references for incoming and outgoing frames to implement a distributed time synchronization protocol such as the IEEE 1588.
The 10/100/1000 MAC can also be used in conjunction with the TCP/IP acceleration engine to provide an efficient and compact solution to deliver high bandwidth to client applications. The core can be seamlessly connected to any industry standard Gigabit Ethernet PHY device via a Gigabit Medium Independent Interface (GMII for 1000Mbps applications) or Medium Independent Interface (MII for 10/100Mbps applications) and to a user application via a SOC (System on a Chip) interface which provides seamless connectivity to any MorethanIP core interfaces or any third party module which implements an interface compatible with the Altera Atlantic specification.
The core is optionally delivered in generic synthesizable HDL code (For use in FPGA or ASIC technologies), or as an FPGA encrypted source format.
- Compliant to IEEE802.3-2002 Standard
- Integrated FIFOs
- UNH Certified
- Timestamp Unit with independent clock
- Interface Options:
- SGMII (TBI)