SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 11, 2007— Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. ("Arasan"), a leading supplier of reusable Intellectual Property (IP) cores, semiconductors and design services, today announced the availability of its new Gigabit Ethernet Controller Core, and Ethernet 10/100 Controller, which supports the IEEE 802.3-2002 standard with MII (Media Independent Interface) and GMII (Gigabit Media Independent Interface). The digital controllers support 10/100/1000 in Full-duplex and 10/100 in Half-duplex. The Ethernet Controllers are completely IEEE 802.3 feature compliant but has many advantages for embedded use including:
-- Scatter-Gather DMA support to enhance system performance;
-- Master AHB with Programmable Burst Transfer Frame Size for
optimizing bus traffic;
-- Low gate count with configurable FIFO sizing for targeting
-- Source code Verilog test environment with over 100 directed
tests (35 UNH specific) to speed overall verification;
-- Receive side error filtering to off load the host CPU
processing spurious error frames;
-- Automatic Transmit side re-transmission on collision to
relieve host CPU monitoring;
-- Independent Flow Control for Transmit (Tx), Receive (Rx), or
both for optimal switch application support.
"Gigabit Ethernet is fast becoming LAN standard for embedded
applications," said Kevin Walsh, Vice President of Marketing for
Arasan. "Arasan's specific entry into the Ethernet IP space, with both
our Gigabit Ethernet and Ethernet 10/100 Controllers, provides our
customers with another bus connected standard that is common in many
products and now available from a dedicated and trusted IP supplier."
The IP cores support a number of interfaces and optional features.
In addition to the 4-wire MII and 8-wire GMII support, a 2-wire
MDIO/MDC (Management Data IO and Management Data Clock) interface is
available for control of an IEEE 802.3 compliant external PHY. The
core also supports Reduced MII (RMII) and Reduced GMII (RGMII)
interfaces. Optional features include Jumbo Frame support for frames
larger than 1518 bytes and Magic Packet support for wake up in PC type
applications. An additional PCS (Physical Coding Sub-layer) with an
8bit/10bit interface is available for optical fiber applications
allowing the Gigabit Controller to support both copper and optical
fiber applications simultaneously.
Total Technology Solution
Arasan provides a Total Technology Solution to all its licensees
including IP source code, a test environment, sample device drivers,
synthesis scripts, and complete technical documentation. The Total
Technology Solution also includes optional Product Design Development
tools like the Hardware Validation Platform and Software targeted for
Linux. Custom bus integration services are offered to integrate the IP
in a customer specific manner.
Arasan's Validation Platform is a stand-alone board with used for
compliance testing of as well as prototyping, including driver
development. The Validation Platform is the easiest way to prototype
and to demonstrate compliance for customers. The Platform is available
Pricing and Availability
Arasan's Gigabit Ethernet Digital Core is available immediately.
For pricing information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arasan Chip Systems Inc. founded in 1995, is a leading supplier of
Reusable Intellectual Property (IP's) cores, semiconductors and
electronic design services. Arasan's product portfolio is focused on
Bus Interfaces and includes IP's for USB 1.1 & 2.0, PCI, SDIO and
CE-ATA technologies. Arasan's products and services enable businesses
to develop and leverage product design and development. Arasan Chip
Systems has been an executive member of SD Card Association since
2001, MMCA since 2003 and CE-ATA since 2004. Arasan is headquartered
in San Jose, California, with design centers in India and support
options available in Taiwan, China & Europe.
Visit: www.arasan.com for more product information.
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