1.12. 10G Ethernet Hard IP
Intel® Stratix® 10 MX devices include IEEE 802.3 10-Gbps Ethernet (10GbE) compliant 10GBASE-R PCS and PMA hard IP. The scalable 10GbE hard IP supports multiple independent 10GbE ports while using a single PLL for all the 10GBASE-R PCS instantiations, which saves on core logic resources and clock networks.
The integrated serial transceivers simplify multi-port 10GbE systems compared to 10 GbE Attachment Unit Interface (XAUI) interfaces that require an external XAUI-to-10G PHY. Furthermore, the integrated transceivers incorporate signal conditioning circuits, which enable direct connection to standard 10G XFP and SFP+ pluggable optical modules. The transceivers also support backplane Ethernet applications and include a hard 10GBASE-KR/40GBASE-KR4 Forward Error Correction (FEC) circuit that can be used for both 10G and 40G applications. The integrated 10G Ethernet hard IP and 10G transceivers save external PHY cost, board space and system power. The 10G Ethernet PCS hard IP and 10GBASE-KR FEC are present in every transceiver channel.