1.1. Ethernet System in F-Tile Overview
The F-Tile Ethernet Intel® FPGA Hard IP core along with other supporting IPs allows you to create various Ethernet F-Tile solutions. Note that the F-Tile Ethernet Intel® FPGA Hard IP supports one port per IP instance.
The figure below shows one available Ethernet F-Tile configuration. The figure displays instantiation of six F-Tile Ethernet Intel® FPGA Hard IP cores with 2 instances configured for 100GE-4 Ethernet rate and 4 instances configured with 25GE-1 Ethernet rate. Two F-Tile Auto-Negotiation and Link Training for Ethernet Intel® FPGA IPs are generated to support each specified Ethernet rate. The PTP multiplexer block enables PTP functionality. The F-Tile Reference and System PLL Clock Intel® FPGA IP enables you to specify clocking topology. In your design, you assign the serial and reference clock pins to the device physical pins.
For more information about F-tile architecture and supported hard IP topologies, refer to the F-Tile Architecture and PMA and FEC Direct PHY IP User Guide.