Ethernet Sublayer Architecture - 9.0 English

Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC LogiCORE IP Product Guide (PG051)

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The following figure illustrates the relationship between the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model and the Ethernet MAC, as defined in IEEE 802.3-2008 specification. The grayed-in layers show the functionality that the Ethernet MAC handles. The following figure also shows where the supported physical interfaces fit into the architecture.

Figure 1. IEEE Std 802.3-2008 Ethernet Model