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Ultralow Power DPU Platform on ENET for G.fast Market

Single Chip G.fast Scalable DPU Architecture by Ethernity Networks Tested for 16, 24 and 48 Port Platforms

14 July 2016, Lod, Israel – Ethernity Networks, the leading provider of Systems-on-Chip, announces successful tests of ENET38xxZ/99 platform for G.fast FTTdp deployments. The company has ported the popular ENET based flow processor SoC into Xilinx Zynq series to form the family of G.fast DPU switch controllers, addressing the needs of emerging broadband access residential applications. This market now requires flexible support of different bandwidth and reverse power feed of remote devices from the customer’s residential gateways, and ENETxxZ/99 was tested for reliable provision of such DPU features.

Ethernity’s ENETxxZ/99 family is scalable, with application ranging from the low-end and very low power FPGA to multiport G.fast chassis. The tests showed extremely low power consumption of 2.7W for SoC combining switch, traffic manager and CPU subsystem.

“Apart from the best price-per-port-per-power, Ethernity’s G.fast platform is ready for next generation software defined networking (SDN), supporting Hierarchical ACL and port virtualization within G.999.1 channelized interfaces, EFM bonding and MEF requirements. We anticipate emerging challenges for broadband communications and provide our customers with the future proof solution”, – explains Eugene Zetserov, Ethernity’s AVP Business development.

Ethernity’s G.fast platform provides uplink connection to the service provider’s central office in the network from 2.5Gbps to 20Gbps, with 5Gbps to 40Gbps data throughput.

ENETxxZ/99 family utilizes Xilinx Zynq series, and leverages the scalable architecture of ENET, the core product of Ethernity Networks. ENET supports advanced functionality matching Metro market requirements, microwave backhaul and novel NFV/SDN concepts, where functions can migrate to cloud platforms.