FPGA Based Platforms for Ethernet Data Transfer
In this paper the authors introduce a method of implementing gigabit ethernet data transmission and reception in FPGA, using the embedded processor MicroBlaze and compares it with the implementation based on the CORE Generator tool generated embedded tri mode ethernet MACs. The system presented in this paper is implemented on the evaluation board ML505 which contain a Virtex-5 FPGA. Using the XPS tool, the embedded processor MicroBlaze is configured inside the Virtex-5 FPGA. The software part of the processor is configured using the lwIP echo server template available in SDK.