IDT/Altera collaborate on meeting Synchronous Ethernet specs

October 13, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Integrated Device Technology and Altera have been working on designs that combine IDT network communications solutions with Altera FPGAs and Altera IP cores to build flexible Ethernet nodes that comply with ITU-T SyncE requirements. Joint testing, say the two companies, demonstrates SyncE compliance for Altera’s 1G/10Gb Ethernet Core IP and IDT’s 82P33731 SETS

IDT’s 82P33731 Synchronous Equipment Timing Source (SETS) for 10G-40G Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) was used alongside the Altera devices. The 82P33731 is a solution that can reduce risk and speed time to market for SyncE designs: for communications equipment demanding network-grade standards compliance and ultra-high performance.

The two companies collaborated to build and test an Altera Stratix V FPGA-based SyncE system design. The design implements Ethernet ports using the Altera 1G/10Gb Ethernet MAC core with the Altera 10GBASE-R PHY IP core and the Ethernet ports are synchronised by IDT’s 82P33731. Testing demonstrates that the design meets 10G-40G Ethernet transmit jitter requirements and complies with ITU-T G.8262 option 1 and option 2.

”Carrier Ethernet equipment synchronised by SyncE is used globally for the backhaul of wireless network traffic,” said Louise Gaulin, vice president and general manager of IDT’s Network Communications Division. “As demonstrated by the joint test results, the Altera and IDT design provides a flexible and compliant SyncE solution optimised for high-performance carrier Ethernet equipment.”

Results from the companies’ testing are available from IDT, mail;