Altera Corporation has announced that its Triple-Speed Ethernet MegaCore function has successfully verified compliance with the IEEE 802.3 specification by the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH IOL). In addition to the MAC and 1000 BASE-X PCS test suites, the Triple-Speed Ethernet MegaCore function, implemented on Stratix II and Stratix II GX devices, passed the independent lab's point-to-point interoperability, auto-negotiation and flow control test suites.
"Devices with Gigabit Ethernet are scaling to support larger, more demanding and varied network architectures," said Michael Henninger, UNH-IOL Gigabit Ethernet consortium manager. "It's reasonable to assume that products undergoing thorough testing at a foundational level are better prepared to reliably deliver data across these networks."
The Altera Triple-Speed Ethernet MegaCore function addresses applications ranging from telecom to medical to industrial automation. Customers can utilize Altera's SOPC Builder system integration tool to accelerate integration of the MegaCore function with the Nios II embedded processor to build both control and data plane applications.
"UNH-IOL conformance testing of the Triple-Speed Ethernet MegaCore function is a significant milestone in Altera's continued commitment of enabling customers to rapidly build Ethernet solutions." said Steve Mensor, senior director, IP and technology marketing at Altera.
The UNH-IOL is devoted to testing and debugging products for interoperability and conformance to standards in various facets of networking. For more information, visit the UNH-IOL website at www.iol.unh.edu.
Learn more at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in Silicon Valley
A demonstration of the Triple-Speed Ethernet MegaCore function will be shown by Altera in booth 1738 during the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in San Jose, on April 3 to 6. The Altera booth will also include demonstrations of the Nios II embedded processor, the recently announced Cyclone III and Stratix III FPGAs, and the latest advances in SOPC Builder system development tools. Additionally, at Altera's open forum area, designers can learn how Altera and their partners offer the ultimate in embedded design versatility.
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