Ethernet Intel® FPGA IP Products Portfolio

Also known as "Fast Ethernet," the Triple-Speed Ethernet Intel FPGA IP supports the 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, and 1 Gbps data rates on all Intel FPGA families. The Triple-Speed Ethernet intellectual property (IP) has an SGMII interface over LVDS to connect to external PHY chips.

With the rise of Ethernet usage, data rates for network infrastructure soared to 10 Gbps rates. The Intel 10G Ethernet IP portfolio supports a number of ways to get from 1G to 10G.  We offer Intel FPGA IP for 1G/10G switching, XAUI (4x3.125Gbps), standalone or combined.

When a single 10G is not enough bandwidth, the two most obvious paths are to use multiple 10G channels or increase the data rate to 25G.  

The Intel 40G Ethernet IP implements 4x10G with KR4 and CR4 support for backplane connectivity as well as IEEE 1588v2 support for high-accuracy time synchronization. 

 The Intel 50G solution has a flexible design to support 4x12.5G or 2x25G.

The latest in Ethernet protocols to be widely adopted is the 100G protocol.  Like 40G, 100G leverages multiple channels at either 10G or 25G.  Intel offers 100G Ethernet for CAUI and CAUI-4 with backplane support and time synchronization with IEEE 1588v2 support.

400G Ethernet is here.  Intel has demonstrated 400G Ethernet capability since 2013, well ahead of the industry.

400G Ethernet is the logical progression from 100G Ethernet. Today's implementations of 400G are actually four instances of 100G Ethernet with the four 100G Ethernet channels passing independent traffic.  Providing four 100G Ethernet is relatively straightforward and common practice in high-end communications network infrastructure.  

The true next generation of Ethernet is a single 400G datapath using 16 channels at 25G. Intel is ahead of the industry with a 400G hardware implementation of our IP showcased in 2013 as seen in this video.