Fibre Channel IP

The Fibre Channel (FC) is logically a bi-directional point-to-point serial data channel, structured for high performance information transport. Physically, Fibre Channel is an interconnection of one or more point-to-point links. Each link end terminates in a Port. Ports are fully specified in the Physical Interface (FC-PI) specification and Framing and Signaling (FC-FS) specification. Fibre is a general term used to cover all physical media supported by Fibre Channel including optical fiber, twisted pair, and coaxial cable. Serial data streams are supported at data rates of 1.06Gbaud, 2.12GBaud, 4.25GBaud, 8.5GBaud 14.025GBaud, 28.050GBaud (32GFC) and 57.8Gbaud (64GFC). Fibre Channel is structured as a set of hierarchical functions as illustrated in Figure 1. Fibre Channel consists of related functions FC-0 through FC-3. Each of these functions is described as a level. Fibre Channel does not restrict implementations to specific interfaces between these levels.

Synopsys solutions (using formerly MoreThanIP technology) includes FC-1, FC-2 Transport Cores and combined FC-1 / FC-2 Transport Cores for 1/2/4/8Gbps, 16Gbps, 32Gbps and 64Gbps applications.

Synopsys IP 1/2/4/8/16/32Gbps Fibre Channel Cores solutions (using formerly MoreThanIP technology) are available for FPGA and ASIC, 64Gbps Fibre Channel Core is available for ASIC use only.

Fibre Channel Core Solutions

  • 1/2/4Gbps FC-1 and FC-2 Transport Core
  • 1/2/4/8Gbps FC-1 and FC-2 Transport Core
  • 16Gbps FC-2 Transport Core
  • 16Gbps FC-1 Core
  • 32Gbps FC-1 Core
  • 64Gbps FC-1 Core
  • 16 / 32 / 64Gbps Combo FC-1 Core

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