Ethernity Networks provides a high-performance data path for cell site routers with the programmable agility of FPGAs to adapt to the emerging business models of 5G networks.
The Market Need
Mobile backhaul has undergone tremendous change of late, with the merging of fixed and mobile technologies and the addition of vast new high-speed services that require extremely low latency (for example, to-the-car communication, tactile networks, and remote surgery). Older cell site routers with T1/E1 interfaces have been replaced, and the technology is now focusing on speeds of 25G, 40G, and 100G.
Delivering 5G Quality of Experience (QoE) and spectrum efficiency requires high-bandwidth, low-latency, dense connectivity, and precision timing from the radio access network (RAN), while simultaneously offering the flexibility to adapt to innovative new service requirements.
Placing Ethernity’s ACE-NIC SmartNICs at cell sites provides FPGA-based software routing with the same principals as any other network virtualization solution. Our solution delivers full high-speed routing capabilities, including MPLS, VPN, and Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding, but unlike fixed-function solutions, Ethernity also enables a fully programmable data plane, which also allows quick adaptation of interface speeds and feature sets as per service provider requirements.
Furthermore, more than one ACE-NIC can be run in a single server, maximizing the limited space and power at cell sites, and enabling telcos to grow their CSR solution along with the network.
Unique combination of performance and agility
Deterministic high-throughput, low-latency performance, ideal for 5G
Flexible interface speeds and port configurations
Low power and low space requirements
- 5G/IMT-2020 ready
- 10/25/40/100GbE ports
- High bandwidth services
- Low latency services
- Ultra-dense connectivity for IoT
- Precision timing
- Network slicing
- Fully programmable FPGA-based solution
- Security, including integrated crypto engine
- Per flow SLA and performance monitoring
- SDK for application development
- Full Switch-Router Control Stack