Data Centre

Connectivity

Time-sensitive network processing

Networking at the edge is becoming ever more critical to delivering quality of experience and service. This means that the functionality of the switching elements needs to be deterministic and low latency to increase the reliability of the packets for industrial and communication networks. Inside the data centre, the distributed computing architectures require the same capabilities across the network interfacing elements of the compute, storage and networking elements.

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Datacentre connectivity

Multi-port switching and routing

To meet the needs for flexible, high-speed data transport and reliability, we have designed the Imagination Ethernet Packet Processor (EPP) with a range of powerful features and options. Imagination’s EPP is a family of scalable multi-port IEEE 802.3 multi-gigabit Ethernet switching and routing solutions. Silicon-proven, the IP is specifically designed to meet the demanding communications requirements for high-performance managed and unmanaged multi-port switches and routers.

Features

• Scalable architecture 200+ Gbps
• Multi-port, multi-gigabit functionality
• Audio-video bridging (AVB) and time-sensitive networking (TSN) support
• QoS, traffic management and buffer management in hardware
• Fast path/slow path architecture
• Embedded DMA engine for host interface with 4/8/16 channels
• Validation platform

Benefits

  • Silicon-proven solution that minimises risk and reduces time-to-market
  • Multiple products can be created from one IP core
  • Easy integration into an SoC