Although Ethernet is known as a networking and system-to-system protocol, it has been adapted to other applications, including the backplane. Ethernet is a popular protocol choice in FPGAs because of its flexibility, reliability, and performance.

Why use the Xilinx solutions for Ethernet?

Whether you are designing low cost 10/100 Mbps Ethernet applications with Spartan®-6 FPGAs or 400G Ethernet applications with Virtex® UltraScale+™ or Versal™ FPGAs, Xilinx has an Ethernet solution for you.

Implemented in 7-nm technology, the Versal ACAP device incorporates a dynamically switchable 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G and 100G Ethernet MAC and PCS integrated blocks that support all FECs for PAM-4 and NRZ applications. The block also supports high accuracy 1588 hardware timestamping.

Benefits of Versal Devices Integrated 100G Multirate Ethernet MAC Subsystem

  • Reduce design and verification effort
  • Free approximately 300K LUTs of logic
  • No charge


Xilinx Ethernet Solutions