Ethernet controller IP family enables subsystem solutions up to 800Gbps

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Cadence Design Systems has unveiled a High-Speed Ethernet Controller IP family, which enables complete Ethernet subsystem solutions up to 800G along with Cadence SerDes PHY IP in 7nm, 5nm and 3nm process nodes.

The IP has been optimised for power, performance and area (PPA), and the low-latency, high-speed controller IP expands Cadence’s Ethernet Controller IP portfolio and is intended for a broad array of Ethernet applications in next-generation cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), and 5G infrastructures.

According to Cadence, a number of customer engagements are underway, and there is strong market interest in the new product family.

The family supports different aggregated bandwidths for 100G, 200G, 400G and 800G Ethernet and offers:

  • Support for both single- and multi-Ethernet channel solutions and compliance with IEEE 802.3 and Ethernet Technology Consortium specifications
  • IP provides full-featured media access control (MAC), physical coding sublayer (PCS), forward error correction (FEC) and physical medium attachment (PMA) blocks for a complete architecture
  • Integrated FEC support, including RS(528,514), RS(544,514), Firecode and Ethernet Technology Consortium Low Latency RS FEC, allows customers the flexibility to choose the best option for their application requirements

Along with Cadence’s other IP in this space, Cadence provides full subsystem deliveries with integrated PHY and controller that enable customers to integrate and streamline their SoC designs.

“The exploding bandwidth demand from cloud, AI/ML and 5G has driven Ethernet protocols to evolve and has accelerated 800G market adoption,” said Rishi Chugh, vice president of product marketing, IP Group at Cadence. “Cadence continues to invest in design and interface IP that addresses our customers’ rapidly evolving requirements. The Cadence high-speed Ethernet subsystem solutions with best-in-class PHY and feature-rich controller IP further solidify our leadership position with high-performance connectivity IP offerings.”