Ensigma Networking

Multi-port Network Processing Unit/Gigabit IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Switch/Router

Ultra-efficient, high performance networking

Ensigma™ Multi-port Network Processing Unit IP is a scalable multi-port IEEE 802.3 gigabit Ethernet switch/router IP solution. The IP is specifically designed to meet the communications requirements for high performance managed and unmanaged multi-port switches and routers.

The Ensigma Multi-port Network Processing Unit IP provides a highly flexible solution that is capable of supporting multiple different configurations and features. It uses a hardware and software framework which is combined with hardware accelerators and a high-speed flexible DMA fabric to provide a complete and highly optimised, yet flexible solution.

The Ensigma Multi-port Network Processing Unit solution utilises advanced design techniques to deliver the optimum power/performance, maintaining consistent connectivity and complimented by a rich set of features. 

Features
  • 2 to 8 Gigabit Ethernet Switch
  • Scalable architecture
    • Bus Structure
    • Local Memory
  • Scalable architecture based on performance requirements
  • Simple Driver like interface for slow path packets
  • Hardware based QoS
  • Support for Ethernet multi-cast packets
  • Advanced features such as IGMP snooping
  • Scalable from 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps data rates at short
    packet sizes
  • Fast path / slow path architecture.
  • Highly scalable for multiple Ethernet ports or peripherals
  • Multiple 32-bit MIPS RISC microAptiv processors
  • Scalable packet classification with multiple coherent
    processors, DDR bandwidth, and local memory
  • Complex functions like QOS and buffer management in Hardware
Benefits
  • Multiple products can be created from on IP core
  • Silicon proven solution that minimises risk and reduces time-to-market
  • Easy integration into an SoC
Applications
  • Home-gateways and Edge Routers
  • Base-stations with carrier Ethernet
  • Network Offload for Servers
  • Ethernet Switch for Automotive and other applications
  • High-End Switches and Routers