Ethernity Rolls Out ENET4000 FPGA Access Flow Processor for PON OLT

Ethernity Networks Ltd, a leading supplier of Access Flow Processors, announced the PON OLT line card on a chip program, an effort designed to help system and semiconductor vendors to come up with a single chip solution for the entire PON OLT line card solution. The ENET architecture enables the support of a full PON OLT line card solution on a single FPGA, due to its inherent support for fragment frames reassembly, GEM header generation, logical queue support per virtual container at ONU side and can support HW acceleration for DBA.

The first release of the ENET4000 FPGA Access Flow Processor is designed to fully support OLT EPON or GPON applications, and comes with user side interface selection of 8 x 1Gbps SGMIIs for EPON, or 4x 2.5G SGMII for GPON together with XAUI 10G for backplane / up link connectivity. The ENET4000/PON Access Flow Processor supports all the required Networking and Traffic Management functionalities at 15Gbps, and includes integrated SERDESs for direct connectivity to Fiber Transceivers.

The new program enables semiconductor vendors or system vendors that own PON OLT framer technology to use now the newly released ENET4000 solution connected to External PON Framer, and later through the use of Ethernity’s customization services integrate the unique customer PON framer technology into the ENET original architecture.

The ENET4000 main highlights include:

  • Integrated Search Engine
  • Integrated Hierarchical programmable traffic manager
  • Flexible interfaces
  • Utilizes external memory chips based on low cost and power DRAM technology
  • Metro Ethernet and TR-101 compliance
  • Integrated SAR and fragment frame handling
  • PBB/PBT support
  • Maintain flexibility, programmability and field upgradeability
  • Option for Hard Copy / ASIC

Pricing and availability
The ENET4000 will start field trials at customer product during April/08 and is now available for immediate design for new customers. Design kit includes full software solution, schematics, data sheet and ATCA evaluation board ( equipped with 8 SGMII ports , or 4 x 2.5G SGMII, together with two 1+1 10G XAUI interfaces. The evaluation board can be ordered and is available for customer evaluation and tests. Pricing is available upon request.

About Ethernity
Ethernity Networks is a fables semiconductor company that develops and provides a dedicated ultra low-cost Networking processor and traffic management on FPGA for telecom and carrier grade access platforms enabling the Programmable Network(TM). The ENET architecture is covered by five patents and based entirely on Ethernity technology, including patented search engine, patented DDR controller, Patented Ethernet MAC, 10G Ethernet MAC, traffic management and the entire pipe line network processing architecture. Ethernity Networks plays in the Broadband access and mobile transport arena, which are the growth engines in telecommunications for the next ten years and Metro Ethernet, PON, SONET/SDH and IP DSLAM will play an important part in that growth. Ethernity Networks is headquartered in Lod, Israel.