This section shows example applications of different variations of the Triple-Speed Ethernet Intel® FPGA IP.
The 10/100/1000 Gbps Ethernet MAC only variation can serve as a bridge between your application and standard fast or gigabit Ethernet PHY devices.
Figure 9. Standalone 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet MAC Example application using this variation for a copper network.
When configured to include the 1000BASE-X/SGMII PCS function, the IP can seamlessly connect to any industry standard gigabit Ethernet PHY device via a TBI. Alternatively, when the 1000BASE-X/SGMII PCS function is configured to include an embedded PMA, the IP can connect directly to a gigabit interface converter (GBIC), small form-factor pluggable (SFP) module, or an SGMII PHY.
Figure 10. 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet MAC and 1000BASE-X PCS with Embedded PMAExample application using the Triple-Speed Ethernet Intel® FPGA IP with 1000BASE-X and PMA. The PMA block connects to an off-the-shelf GBIC or SFP module to communicate directly over the optical link.
Figure 11. 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet MAC and SGMII PCS with Embedded PMA—GMII/MII to 1.25-Gbps Serial Bridge ModeExample application using the Triple-Speed Ethernet Intel® FPGA IP with 1000BASE-X and PMA, in which the PCS function is configured to operate in SGMII mode and acts as a GMII-to-SGMII bridge. In this case, the transceiver I/O connects to an off-the-shelf Ethernet PHY that supports SGMII (10BASE-T, 100BASE-T, or 1000BASE-T Ethernet PHY).