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Ethernet TSN MAC 10M/100M/1G/2.5G

Overview

Comcores TSN MAC 10M/100M/1G/2.5G provides a complete IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Layer 2 solution with support for key TSN features including 802.1Qbu Preemption, 802.3br Interspersing Express Traffic, and optionally 802.1AS Timing and Synchronization and 802.1Qbv Enhancements for Scheduled Traffic.

The TSN MAC enables deterministic low latency and guaranteed jitter for time sensitive applications. The TSN MAC allows flexibility in selecting a subset of standards depending on your application from industrial to automotive.

The feature rich MAC core is a low latency cut-through implementation, while keeping size at a minimum. The core is fully configurable and can optionally include IEEE 1588 Timestamping Unit (TSU). The Ethernet MAC Core has a standard MII/RGMII/GMII interface on the PHY side.

Block Diagram

Comcores Ethernet TSN MAC 10M 100M 1G 2.5G diagram

Key Features

Delivers Performance

  • Designed to IEEE 802.3-2018 specification
  • Supports key features like 802.1 Qbu
  • Qbv and AS extensions are available
  • Ultra-low latency and compact implementation
  • Full duplex Ethernet interfaces

Highly Configurable

  • TSN features can be enabled/disabled independently
  • Cut-through support

Feature Rich

  • FCS generation supported
  • Supports Link verification, jumbo frames and many other options
  • Independent TX and RX Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU)
  • Optionally comprehensive statistics gathering, with easy integration with standard AXI4-lite or APB interface

Silicon Agnostic

  • Designed in SystemVerilog and targeting both ASICs and FPGAs

Deliverables

The IP Core can be delivered in Source code or Encrypted format. The following deliverables will be provided with the IP Core license:

  • Solid documentation, including User Manual and Release Note.
  • Simulation Environment, including Simple Testbed, Test case, Test Script.
  • Programming Register Specification.
  • Timing Constraints in Synopsys SDC format.
  • Access to support system and direct support from Comcores Engineers.
  • Synopsys SGDC Files (optional)
  • Synopsys Lint, CDC and Waivers (optional)

Please contact us to discuss your project requirements.

Items available for purchase

  • IEEE 802.1Qbv (Enhancements for scheduled traffic)
  • IEEE 802.1CB (Frame Replication and Elimination for Reliability)
  • IEEE 802.1AS (Timing and Synchronization)
  • IEEE 1588 (Precision Time Protocol, PTP)

What Comcores IP will do for you

Proven Quality

Solid process and predictability

Strong verification

Faster Time-to-Market

First in bringing out new solutions

Tremendous investments in research

Know-How

Long-term experience in communication protocols

Expert in executing digital design projects

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