ENET 48xx Evaluation Board


Ethernity Networks ENET48xxRD is the Reference design kit for ENET48xx 40Gbps Carrier Ethernet switch SoC on FPGA. It supports up to 12 GbE ports and 2 10GE SFP+ .
The Development Kit minimizes development time by facilitating evaluation, testing, and design of Carrier Ethernet switch built on the ENET48xx packet flow processor and traffic manager device therefore minimizing time-to market for our customers.


  • Carrier Ethernet switch reference design based on ENET48xx Carrier Ethernet switch SoC on FPGA to support 40G switching capacity based on Xilinx’s Zynq 7045 FPGA
  • 12 GbE  interfaces or 10 GbE and 2 x 10GE interfaces
  • 10 x RJ 45 copper, and two fiber SFP+
  • Option for final product with box and power supply
  • On-board DDR3 operates at 800MHz for packet memory, search and parameters
  • Motorola MPC8306, Power QUICC-IIICPU environment for control and management
  • RS232 and GbE port for out-of-band management


Supported documents
  • API/CLI Document
  • Evaluation Board Schematics
  • Application Note
  • Board Manual
  • ATP
 Hardware Elements
  • Entire Carrier Ethernet Switch, and traffic manager integrated on 28 nm Zynq 7045 FPGA
  • 12 GbEs user ports (2 fiber, 10 copper)
  • 2 x 10GE SFP+ interfaces
  • On-board DDR3 for packet memory, search and parameters entries
  • Motorola MPC8306, Power QUICC-III environment
  • A single low cost FPGA
  • 32MB (option up to 128MB) SDRAM on the 32-Bit Address and Data bus
  • 32MB Code Flash and 1MB Boot Flash
  • RS232 and FE ports for out-of-band management
Software support
  • OS independent
  • Linux and Vx works operating system support
  • LSP – Linux Support Package
  • Software download via ftp
  • Efficient Boot Loader provides flexible and fast software updates
  • CLI – Command Line Interface accessible via Serial Port and remote Telnet client
  • Full API support
  • Option for 3rd party metro switch software application
Reference Design Package

Ethernity’s ENET48xx evaluation board is built for easy evaluation and product development with ENET48xx device. The reference design includes all necessary documentation and collateral information to accelerate product development and minimize time-to-market.

Reference design package documentation includes:

  • Hardware Architecture
  • Bill of Materials
  • Software Manuals
  • Schematics
  • Board Reference Manual
  • Application Notes
  • Data Sheets
  • CLI Document
  • API Document