Xilinx and Ethernity team up to deliver highly integrated carrier grade packet processing and modem on single FPGA SoC
LOD, Israel – Ethernity Networks Ltd, an Innovative Networking System on a Chip provider, today announced its latest innovation for 4G/LTE microwave backhaul, the ENET4200R system on a chip (SoC). Designed specifically to address the need for higher bandwidth in mobile backhaul, the ENET4200R SoC delivers innovative networking technology supporting 20Gbps switching and aggregation and combines several baseband modems and a network processor in a single chip. During Mobile World Congress 2014 at Hall 5 Stand 5F81, Ethernity will demonstrate a ENET4800 evaluation platform [http://www.ethernitynet.com/ENET4000RD.htm embedding a Kintex®-7 FPGA and CPU environment equipped with ENET4200 packet processing and traffic manager softcore (http://www.ethernitynet.com/ENET4000.htm), connected to Xilinx' high capacity 1024QAM Microwave modem SmartCORE™ IP.
As the number of mobile users and use of multimedia services such as streaming video continues to rise, mobile operators are investing in next generation mobile backhaul networks that enable them to meet the performance and service expectations of consumers. In order to manage this massive growth in wireless traffic and evolution of 4G/LTE networks, microwave equipment providers need to engineer scalable and future proof solutions for network providers. The ENET4200R will enable OEMs to leverage an all-in-one single chip modem, packet processing and traffic management solution delivered on a Xilinx® 7-series device.
"With the industry migrating more on pure IP based microwave radios, we see packet processing becoming a mandatory part on every OEM line card," said Tarmo Pihl, Xilinx Wireless Backhaul business director. "With integrated modem and packet processing functions in a single FPGA, we are effectively reducing the number of components on the PCB -- lowering power consumption and total cost of ownership for OEMs."
With enhanced radio performance and advanced networking capabilities that can trunk several microwave modems, the ENET4200R SoC provides radio-optimized traffic delivery, including fragment scheduling, deep buffering to support 100ms, header compression, trunking based on EFM bonding together with a complete Carrier Ethernet Switch supporting OAM/CFM, Provide Bridge, PBB, MPLS-TP, hierarchical scheduling and L2/L3/L4 filtering. The ENET4200R SoC enables wireless backhaul systems to support the demanding and evolving requirements of 4G/LTE networks.
The Ethernity's ENET4200 SoC and Xilinx 's 1024QAM Microwave modem IP are available today. ENET4200R (combined microwave based band modems and networking), can be customized to include the required amount of based band modems and user (GbE, TDM) interfaces. Please visit http://www.xilinx.com/esp/wireless/refdes_listing.htm#backhaul for more information on the Xilinx 1024QAM Microwave Modem SmartCORE IP.
Ethernity Networks develops and provides System on a Chip, Carrier Grade Fabric Flow Processors for telecommunication and data communication platforms enabling the Programmable Network™. The ENET architecture is based entirely on Ethernity technology which is protected by patents. Ethernity Networks' products target the Broadband Access, Mobile Backhaul, Metro Ethernet and data center market segments. Ethernity Networks is headquartered in Lod, Israel.
Additional information is available at http://www.ethernitynet.com.
Ethernity Networks Ltd