The New Wave Design and Verification (New Wave DV) 1394b PHY core provides a complete IP solution for the PHY layer of the 1394b protocol. The core includes all functionality needed to meet the 1394b specification including: comma alignment, 8b/10b encode/decode, primitive decode, scrambling, port state machine, connection manager, arbitration controller, elastic FIFO, and phase FIFO.
At the physical layer, the core is built for connecting to FPGA/ASIC embedded SERDES, discrete SERDES parts, or general purpose IO. The Link Layer interface of the core provides the industry standard PHY-Link interface. This PHY-Link interface connects directly to Link Layer IP cores from New Wave DV, to discrete Link Layer integrated circuits, or to custom logic developed by the end user.
This core is targeted towards applications in aerospace and industrial vision, and has been used on a wide range of parts at varying operating rates. The core comes with test-benches and example code, making design integration a straightforward task.