SGMII and Gb Ethernet PCS IP Core

Bridging and PHY Implementations

SGMII/Gb Ethernet PCS IP core converts GMII frames into 8-bit code groups in both transmit and receive directions and performs auto-negotiation with a link partner as described in the Cisco SGMII and IEEE 802.3z specifications. SGMII IP is a connection bus for MACs and PHYs and is often used in bridging applications and/or PHY implementations. It is particularly widely used as an interface for a discrete Ethernet PHY chip.

Transmit Rate Adaptation - This module adjusts the byte-per-byte data rate such that the output rate is always 1Gbps.

Auto-Negotiation State Machine - Auto-Negotiation State Machine implements link configuration functions described in clause 37 of IEEE802.3 specification.

Transmit State Machine - The transmit state machine implements transmit function described in clause 36 of the IEEE802.3 specification. The state machine’s main purpose is to convert GMII data frames into code groups.

Features

  • Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) functions of the Cisco SGMII Specification, Revision 1.8
  • PCS functions for IEEE 802.3z (1000BaseX)
  • Dynamic selection of SGMII/1000BaseX PCS operation
  • Support for MAC or PHY mode for SGMII auto-negotiation
  • Support for (G)MII data rates of 1 Gbps, 100 Mbps, 10 Mbps

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Block Diagram

Resource Utilization

Crosslink (LIFCL-40-9BG400I)
Configuration Slice Registers LUTs EBRs
Default 2248 2812 3
ECP51
Configuration SLICEs LUTs REGs EBRs fMAX2
(MHz)
GMII Style RX CTC
Mode
FIFO Low
Threshold
FIFO High
Threshold
Classic None - - 750 879 898 0 125
Classic Static 16 32 837 1002 1007 1 125
Easy Connect Static 240 260 709 851 851 1 125
Easy Connect Dynamic - - 745 897 882 1 125

1. Performance and utilization data are generated targeting an LFE5UM-85F-7MG756C device using Lattice Diamond 3.2 and Synplify Pro I.2013.09L-SP1 software. Performance may vary when using a different software version or targeting a different device density or speed grade within the ECP5 family.
2. The SGMII requires operation at 125 MHz, therefore a higher frequency is not stated. However this core can easily attain frequencies above 140 MHz in a ECP5 speed grade 7 device.

LatticeECP31
Configuration SLICEs LUTs REGs EBRs fMAX2
(MHz)
GMII Style RX CTC
Mode
FIFO Low
Threshold
FIFO High
Threshold
Classic None - - 749 877 898 0 125
Classic Static 16 32 835 999 1007 1 125
Easy Connect Static 240 260 704 848 851 1 125
Easy Connect Dynamic - - 729 864 882 1 125

1. Performance and utilization data are generated targeting an LFE3-70EA-7FN484CES device using Lattice Diamond 1.1 and Synplify Pro D-2010.03L-SP1 software. Performance may vary when using a different software version or targeting a different device density or speed grade within the LatticeECP3 family.
2. The SGMII requires operation at 125 MHz, therefore a higher frequency is not stated. However this core can easily attain frequencies above 140 MHz in a LatticeECP3 speed grade 7 device.

LatticeECP2M1
Configuration SLICEs LUTs REGs EBRs fMAX2
(MHz)
GMII Style RX CTC
Mode
FIFO Low
Threshold
FIFO High
Threshold
Classic None - - 750 878 898 0 125
Classic Static 16 32 838 1001 1007 1 125
Easy Connect Static 240 260 709 850 851 1 125
Easy Connect Dynamic - - 727 862 860 1 125

1. Performance and utilization data are generated targeting an LFE2M35E-6F672C device using Lattice Diamond 1.1 and Synplify Pro D-D-2010.03L-SP1 software. Performance may vary when using a different software version or targeting a different device density or speed grade within the LatticeECP2M family.
2. The SGMII requires operation at 125 MHz, therefore a higher frequency is not stated. However this core can easily attain frequencies above 140 MHz in a LatticeECP2M speed grade 6 device.

LatticeSC/M1
Configuration SLICEs LUTs REGs EBRs fMAX2
(MHz)
GMII Style RX CTC
Mode
FIFO Low
Threshold
FIFO High
Threshold
Classic None - - 753 952 913 0 125
Classic Static 16 32 730 922 886 1 125
Easy Connect Static 240 260 608 781 730 1 125
Easy Connect Dynamic - - 741 957 875 1 125

1. Performance and utilization data are generated targeting an LFSC3GA25E-6FFA1020C device using Lattice Diamond 1.1 and Synplify Pro D-2010.03L-SP1 software. Performance may vary when using a different software version or targeting a different device density or speed grade within the LatticeSC/M family.
2. The SGMII requires operation at 125 MHz, therefore a higher frequency is not stated. However this core can easily attain frequencies above 200 MHz in a LatticeSC speed grade 6 device.

Ordering Information

Device Family Part Numbers
Multi-site Perpetual Single Machine Annual
Avant-G GBE-SGMII-AVG-UT GBE-SGMII-AVG-US
Avant-X GBE-SGMII-AVX-UT GBE-SGMII-AVX-US
Avant-E GBE-SGMII-AVE-UT GBE-SGMII-AVE-US
MachXO5-NX GBE-SGMII-XO5-UT GBE-SGMII-XO5-US
CertusPro-NX GBE-SGMII-CPNX-UT GBE-SGMII-CPNX-US
CrossLink-NX GBE-SGMII-CNX-UT GBE-SGMII-CNX-US
Certus-NX GBE-SGMII-CTNX-UT GBE-SGMII-CTNX-US
ECP5 GBE-SGMII-E5-UT GBE-SGMII-E5-US
LatticeECP3 GBE-SGMII-E3-UT1 GBE-SGMII-E3-US
LatticeECP2M GBE-SGMII-PM-UT1 -
LatticeSC GBE-SGMII-SC-UT1 -

To download a full evaluation version of this IP, go to the IP Server in Lattice Radiant. This IP core supports Lattice’s IP hardware evaluation capability, which makes it possible to generate the IP core and operate in hardware for a limited time (approximately four hours) without requiring an IP license.

To find out how to purchase the SGMII Ethernet IP core, please contact your local Lattice Sales Office.

Documentation

Quick Reference
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LatticeECP3 and Broadcom 1 GbE (1000BASE-X) Physical/MAC Layer Interoperability
TN1217 1.0 7/26/2010 PDF 1.5 MB
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LatticeECP3 and Broadcom 1 GbE (1000BASE-X) Physical/MAC Layer Interoperability
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SGMII and Gb Ethernet PCS IP Core - Lattice Radiant Software
FPGA-IPUG-02077 1.8 12/22/2023 PDF 735 KB
SGMII and Gb Ethernet PCS IP Core User Guide
IPUG60 2.1 4/1/2014 PDF 3.6 MB
LatticeECP3 and ECP5 SGMII and Gb Ethernet PCS IP Core User Guide
IPUG116 1.0 11/24/2014 PDF 4.2 MB

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