Lod, Israel – Ethernity Networks (AIM: ENET.L), a leading innovator of network processing technology and products, announced the introduction of the ENET 4820ZXP/99 distribution point unit (DPU) flow processor, the latest addition to its FPGA-based G.fast System-on-Chip (SoC) family for the broadband market. The flexible new flow processor is unique in offering a 10G G.999.1 interface and integrated XGS-PON ONU MAC on a single low-cost FPGA SoC.
The ENET 4820ZXP/99 is specially optimized for next generation G.fast broadband services, supporting up to 24 modems through 10G G.999.1 channelized Ethernet and featuring an integrated XGS-PON ONU MAC, Carrier Ethernet switch, packet processing, traffic management with external buffering, and EFM bonding. The flow processor is implemented on an FPGA SoC with integrated dual-core ARM CPU and programmable logic. It also offers DPU cascading to support a total of up to 48 G.fast modems.
The integration of all these capabilities into a single FPGA SoC is only possible because of Ethernity’s patented technology that enables an extremely efficient architecture, resulting in 80% die size reduction. This allows integration into a low-cost FPGA that is competitive with ASIC solutions. The ENET 4820ZXP/99 is also designed for especially low power consumption to enable reverse power feeding (RPF), further optimizing the overall solution cost.
“Our customers will appreciate the flexibility and efficiency that this new product enables thanks to its multiple interface options within a single FPGA,” said Barak Perlman, CTO at Ethernity Networks. “Ethernity has built a development team with vast experience in both GPON and EPON technologies, which allows us to quickly deliver multiple xPON offerings with integrated packet processing.”
The ENET4820ZXP/99 is the latest addition to the Ethernity ENET Z/99 G.fast Flow Processor family, which also includes the scale-up ENET48xxZ/99, supporting up to 256 G.fast modems through G.999.1 over 10G interfaces, perfect for multiple port and chassis solutions. Additional customization of ports and throughput per device is also possible.
The ENET 4820ZXP/99 will be available in March of 2019, and customers can now begin designing their FPGA-based G.fast solution with Ethernity’s comprehensive development kit and evaluation board.
For further information on the ENET 4820ZXP/99, visit our website or visit us at the Broadband World Forum from October 23-25 in Berlin, Germany, booth #E110.
About Ethernity Networks
Ethernity Networks (AIM: ENET.L) is a leading innovator of network processing technology and products. Mounted on low-cost COTS FPGAs and with a rich set of networking features, Ethernity’s ACE-NIC smart network adapters, ENET SoCs, and network appliances offer best-in-class all-programmable platforms for the fixed and mobile telecom, enterprise security, and data center markets. Our complete offering, incorporating hardware, FPGA firmware, and software applications, enables full programmability at the pace of software development, quickly adapting to changing market demands and applications and facilitating the deployment of edge computing, 5G, and SDN/NFV.