Stratix V FPGAs in Data Centers and Storage Area Networks
Stratix V FPGAs are the only FPGAs to support the latest version of the Fibre Channel protocol, 16GFC. Stratix V FPGAs are ideally suited for large-scale, storage-intensive systems by simplifying the interconnection of different components in the data center or storage area network. The FPGA's built-in 14.1-Gbps transceivers provide a dedicated mode for implementing the XAUI interface that is available for 16GFC, enabling the efficient implementation of the entire interface in a single device.
Evolving Optical Transport Networks with Stratix V FPGAs
The backbone of next-generation optical transport is evolving rapidly to support a variety of high data rate applications (voice, video, storage). Stratix V FPGAs are enabling this evolution by supporting the widest range of transceiver data rate speeds, up to 28 Gbps in the Stratix V GT family. Stratix V FPGAs combined with Altera's IP portfolio is capable of supporting multiple 100G OTN links on a single device that scales from OTU2 through OTU4 and supports ODU multiplexing including ODU0 and ODUFlex.
"Stratix V FPGAs provide an excellent implementation vehicle for next-generation switch fabric architectures due to their flexibility and reliable integrated serial links that enable the fastest backplane speeds with numerous coding and FEC options, and support for standards such as 10GBASE-KR," said Patrick Dorsey, senior director of component product marketing at Altera. "As the only FPGA vendor to offer devices today with integrated 14.1 Gbps capable transceivers, Altera is leading the industry in enabling the deployment of 10G, 40G, and 100G+ platforms."
About Transceivers in 28-nm Stratix V FPGAs
The transceivers integrated in Stratix V FPGAs include on-die instrumentation, low-jitter LC transmit PLLs (phase-locked loops), robust analog receive CDR (clock data recovery), and advanced transmit and receive equalization providing flexibility for a wide range of applications. Altera's Stratix V GT FPGAs also feature the industry's only 28-Gbps transceiver integrated in a single-chip, monolithic die. The transceivers featured in Stratix V FPGAs feature a full-featured physical coding sublayer (PCS) including, support for PCI Express® Gen1/2/3, support for 40G and 100G datapath and extensive IP (intellectual property) library of industry-standard transceiver protocols.