DesignWare Enterprise Ethernet MAC IP

Synopsys DesignWare® Enterprise Ethernet MAC IP (XLGMAC) is compliant with the IEEE 802.3-2012 specifications, including IEEE 802.3ba and consortium specifications, for 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G and 100G Ethernet designs. It interfaces to the PHY layer through a configurable interface supporting an XLGMII/CGMII, XGMII or GMII interface, and to the system through a native FIFO interface. It is highly configurable and eases SoC integration by offering the ability to tailor its feature set to the target application. The XLGMAC can be integrated with the DesignWare Enterprise Ethernet PCS IP and the DesignWare Enterprise 12G PHY IP to provide a complete Ethernet solution.

The DesignWare Ethernet IP solutions consist of configurable controllers and silicon-proven PHYs supporting speeds of up to 100G, verification IP, IP Prototyping Kits, Software Development Kits and Interface IP Subsystems.

DesignWare Enterprise Ethernet MAC Controller IP


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General Features

  • Full duplex MAC supporting 1G/10G/25G/40G/50G/100G speeds
  • Supports IEEE 802.3ba specification for 40G Ethernet
  • Supports IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet
  • Compliant with the consortium specifications
  • 128-bit data transfer interface on the system side
  • Jumbo frames up to 9 KB, expandable up to 16 KB
  • IEEE 802.3 flow-control and priority based flow control (PFC)
  • VLAN-tagged frame processing in compliance with the IEEE 802.1Q standard

PHY Interface Features

  • Support for XLGMII/CGMII interface compliant with Clause 81 of the IEEE 802.3-2012 standard for 40-Gigabit
  • Support for XGMII interface conforms to Clause 46 of IEEE 802.3-2012 for 10-Gigabit
  • Communication with an external 1 Gbps PHY provided by a GMII interface that fully complies with Clause 35 of the IEEE 802.3-2012 standard
  • Generates and adds start of frame character (SCC), preamble and start of frame delimiter (SFD)
  • Local link fault detection and remote fault transmission and detection

System Interface Features

  • Native FIFO interface for minimal latency
  • Supports 32-bit, 64-bit or 128-bit data interface
  • Dynamically configurable for Big Endian and Little Endian support
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Description: Enterprise Ethernet MAC Controller IP
Name: dwc_ether_xlgmac
Version: 1.10a
STARs: Open and/or Closed STARs
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Product Type: DesignWare Cores
Toolsets: Qualified Toolsets
Download: Ether-40G-MAC
Product Code: 5527-0