1000BASE-X PCS Core


General Description
Supported FPGA Families and Development Tools
Reference Design and Evaluation Version
Pricing and Additional Information

General Description

So-Logic's 1000Base-X PCS core implements 1000Base-X PCS/PMA sublayer from the IEEE Std. 802.3-2008 specification.

It can use any available Xilinx MGT transceivers to implement required physical signaling. For the interface with the MAC layer core uses standard GMII interface.

The so_ip_eth_1000BaseX_pcs_pma core can be evaluated using Xilinx Evaluation Platforms before actual purchase. This is achieved by using a demonstration bit files for KC705 platform that allows the user to connect the So-Logic's complete 1G Ethernet solution system to some other Ethernet enabled device (PC or some Ethernet tester equipment) and evaluate system performance under different transfer scenarios.

For more information about the 1000Base-X PCS Controller core please consult the corresponding datasheet.


  • Fully compliant with the 1000Base-X Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) and Physical Medium Attachment (PMA) operation as defined in the EEE Std. 802.3-2008 specification
  • Supports 10/100/1000 Mb/s Ethernet communication speeds
  • Uses standard GMII interface to connect to the MAC layer
  • Integrated transceiver interface using one of the following:
    • Zynq®-7000 All Programmable (AP) SoC GTX Transceiver
    • Kintex-7 FPGA GTX Transceiver
  • Low frequency operation
    • IP Core system clock at 125 MHz
  • Supports SGMII Auto-Negotiation for communication with the external Physical-Side Interface (PHY) device

Supported FPGA Families and Development Tools

1000Base-X PCS Controller core currently supports following Xilinx FPGA device familes:

  • Zynq-7000
  • Artix-7
  • Kintex-7
  • Virtex-7
  • Virtex-6
  • Spartan-6
  • Virtex-5

1000Base-X PCS Controller core currently supports following Xilinx development tools:

  • Xilinx Vivado Design Suite


  • LAN networking
  • Industrial Ethernet
  • Distributed Storage Area Networks
  • Cloud computing


Source code (source code license only)

  • VHDL Source Code

VHDL verification environment

  • Tests with reference responses

Technical documentation

  • Datasheet
  • Installation notes
  • User manual

Instantiation templates

Example application

Technical support

  • IP Core implementation support
  • Variable length maintenance
  • Delivery of IP Core updates, minor and major changes
  • Delivery of documentation updates
  • Telephone & email support


Netlist License

  • Post-synthesis netlist
  • Self checking testbench
  • Test vectors for testing the core
  • Place&Route scripts
  • Constraints
  • Instantiation templates
  • Documentation

VHDL Source License

  • VHDL RTL source code
  • Complete verication plan together with the functional verication environment to verify the correct operation of the core
  • Self checking testbench
  • Vectors for testing the functionality of the core
  • Simulation & synthesis scripts
  • Documentation



For more information about the So-Logic 1000Base-X PCS Controller core, please see the following datasheet:

Reference Design and Evaluation Version

Reference design as well as evaluation netlist are available for the 1000Base-X PCS Controller core upon the request.

Reference design comes in a form of bit file for Zynq-7000, Artix-7, Kintex-7, Virtex-7, Virtex-6, Spartan-6 and Virtex-5 Xilinx FPGA Evaluation Platforms. Using this reference design, customer can connect it's Ethernet enabled device (network analyzer or PC) to the 1000Base-X PCS Controller core and evaluate the functionality and performance of the core.

Evaluation netlists are also available upon a request. Using evaluation netlist user can integrate 1000Base-X PCS Controller core into its specific application-related design and evaluate 1000Base-X PCS Controller core performance in the target application for a limited period of time.

For more information about the reference design, please contact So-Logic at ip_ethernet@so-logic.net.

Pricing and Additional Information

Pricing of 1000Base-X PCS Controller core varies, and is dependent on the license type. For information about the pricing, license types, additional documents, performance, example applications, or any other information regarding the 1000Base-X PCS Controller core, please contact So-Logic at:

Phone: +43-1-315 77 77-11
Fax: +43-1-315 77 77-44
email: ip_ethernet@so-logic.net


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