PLDA, the industry leader in interconnect IP, today unveiled its 10Gb TCP/IP Hardware stack IP core. PLDA’s QuickTCP IP solution is a 100% RTL designed IP, compliant with the IEEE802.3 specification and supporting the ARP, IPv4, ICMP, and TCP protocols. QuickTCP features an industry-standard AMBA AXI4 user interface that enables instant integration into either Altera-based or Xilinx-based FPGA designs. Designed with utmost performance in mind, PLDA’s QuickTCP IP provides extremely low latency of less than 150ns to the FPGA fabric, and its highly scalable architecture provides a seamless migration path to 40G and beyond.
Additionally, when combined with the PLDA QuickPCIe advanced AXI4 based PCI Express Gen3 with DMA IP core and its latency-optimized Linux device driver, the resulting solution offers unprecedented value for customers in the data-intensive financial and networking spaces, with demonstrated 10G wire to user space latency under 1.5μs.
PLDA QuickTCP Key Features at a glance:
Full RTL layers 2, 3, 4 implementation
Integrated layer 1 PHY interface for Altera Stratix IV, Stratix V and Xilinx Virtex-7, Kintex-7
Supports Client and Server mode
Supports up to 16 TCP sessions, easily scalable to 64 sessions or more
Easy to use standard-based user interface (AXI Streaming / AXI Lite)
Integrated TCP Options Management (MSS, Window Scaling, Timestamps) and flexible management interface
Hardened ICMP and ARP
Standard MTU (1500 & 9000)
VLAN configurable at runtime
Fully configurable Retry memory (internal or external DDR/QDR/RLDRAM)
According to Stephane Hauradou, PLDA’s CTO, “Our QuickTCP IP solution is designed to deliver feature-rich support to the demanding networking and financial services industries. By implementing our features natively within the IP instead of requiring additional customization expenses, the QuickTCP solution from PLDA provides the industry’s most cost-effective ways to implement full hardware TCP/IP offload.” Hauradou added “With our QuickTCP IP, we leverage PLDA’s 16 years of know-how in design, packaging, delivery, and support of high-quality FPGA IP to 2,000+ customers. This is truly the first complete, retail 10G TCP/IP hardware stack IP core available on the market.”