The 1G-100G Multi-channel Multi-rate Ethernet/FiberChannel/FlexO Core (OmegaCORE100G_ZX) core from Alphawave is a multi-rate Ethernet aggregator that supports tributaries at 1GE, 10GE, 25GE, 40GE, 50GE, 100GE in combinations up to 100G for OmegaCORE100G_ZX.
This core implements multi-rate Ethernet PCS and MAC. This versatile device allows users to add or drop sub-channels (for example 10GE) or merge channels (for example 4x25G = 100GE). These dynamic changes do not affect traffic on existing channels.
The north-bound interface from the multi-channel MAC provides a configurable system interface. The Multi-channel MAC manages the mapping between individual MACs and the assigned I/O or I/O group.
The southbound interface is mapped (at the PMA layer) to the on-chip SERDES. The core is responsible for channel alignment and FEC (where applicable).