A Gigabit IP Core for Embedded Systems

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Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
In embedded systems a common requirement is to provide some form of communication between the system and a server. In the case of IPTV (Internet Protocol TV), the purpose is for streaming content, in other applications it is for sending blocks of data between the two machines for processing. This paper provides a solution in the form of an IP based Gigabit Ethernet connection with a specially designed IP layer implemented directly in hardware. The IP core implements the ICMP, UDP and the new UDP-Lite standards, it was designed in VHDL and after testing and synthesis, found to use approximately 1000 slices of the Xilinx Spartan 3 FPGA, and runs at full Gigabit Ethernet speed.
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