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inSilicon launches Gigabit Ethernet MAC for SoC

Posted: 25 Apr 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:gmac subsystem? gigabit ethernet mac? may layer? mac subsystem? ic designed?

inSilicon Corp. has announced the availability of is Gigabit Ethernet MAC (GMAC) subsystem, providing the necessary components the user needs in integrating a Gigabit Ethernet port into an SoC.

Built using the company's GMAC IP core technology, the subsystem supports a data rate of 1Gbps and is backward-compatible with Ethernet and Fast Ethernet networks. The subsystem also supports hardware filtering, VLAN, power management, and remote monitoring, as well as jumbo packets and control frames in half- and full-duplex modes.

In addition to the GMAC block, the subsystem includes a FIFO layer and a programmable descriptor-based DMA layer.

The GMAC subsystem can be bridged to any system bus via the VSIA PVCI standard DMA interface and is fully-compliant with the IEEE 802.3x standard.

The product is shipped together with a Verilog RTL source code, Verilog bus functional models, a comprehensive test suite, synthesis scripts, and documentation for integrating the GMAC subsystem into an SoC.





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