Altera announced the production availability of their 40-Gbps Ethernet and 100-Gbps Ethernet intellectual property cores. The cores can be used to create high-performance, low-cost, subsystem IP in Stratix IV and Stratix V FPGAs. Altera’s 40GbE and 100GbE IP cores are compatible with the recently announced Quartus II software v12.0. They are available for download on the Altera website.
Altera recently used their 28nm Stratix V GT FPGA devices to demonstrate interoperability with a 100-Gbps optical module. This is the first time a field programmable gate array has demonstrated interoperability with a 100-Gbps optical module. The Altera Stratix V GT FPGA’s interoperability with 100-Gbps optical module will enable next-generation 100-Gbps networks. This is of importance because more bandwidth will be required in the next few years because global Internet traffic expected to multiply dramatically.