Ethernet Switch or Router - 9.0 English

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

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The following figure illustrates a typical application for a single Ethernet MAC. The Physical-side interface (PHY) side of the core is connected to an off-the-shelf Ethernet PHY device, which performs the BASE-T standard at 1 Gbps, 100 Mbps, and 10 Mbps speeds. The PHY device can be connected using any of the following supported interfaces: GMII/MII, RGMII, or by additionally using the Ethernet 1G/2.5G BASE-X PCS/PMA or SGMII LogiCORE.

The user side of the Ethernet MAC is connected to a FIFO to complete a single Ethernet port. This port is connected to a Switch or Routing matrix that might contain several ports.

The TEMAC solution is provided with an example design for any of the supported physical interfaces. A FIFO example is also generated that can be used as the FIFO in the illustration for a typical application.

Figure 1. Typical Application: Ethernet Switch or Router