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Draft 1.0 of 802.3ck, also known as 100G per lane, was finally published by IEEE in Dec 2019. This draft provided the standardization of higher lane speed support for backplane systems, including 3 speed mode variations: 100G, 200G, and 400G. Backplane Ethernet speed is increasing, evolving from 10G, 25G, 50G, to current 100G on a single SerDes lane within less than 10 years, offering unprecedented capacity for the datacenter and cloud infrastructure.
The challenges for most of Ethernet SoC or IP vendors are not only concerned with design complexity, but its verification productivity and efficiency as well. Design companies are preferring commercial verification IP (VIP) to reduce SoC/IP verification cycle, leveraging its full compliance to the specification and fine-grained stimulus generation.
Cadence Ethernet VIP supports the latest 802.3ck draft 1.1 and will continuously support along with the standard getting into finalization. 802.3ck feature in Ethernet VIP was meticulously designed with 3 major advantages that help tackle down verification challenges.
All these are the crucial points one should take into consideration when choosing Ethernet VIP for project. Cadence VIP supports far more interfaces, speed modes, and features which are beyond the scope of this blog. For further details and demo of Cadence Ethernet VIP, please drop an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your local Cadence representative to get more details.