Arasan Chip Systems Completes a Decade of Total Ethernet IP Solutions

Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. (“Arasan”), a leading provider of Total IP Solutions, introduced the 10/100 Ethernet MAC IP in 2006. The family now includes a complete spectrum of Ethernet MAC IP from “Fast” 10/100 Mbps to “XGMAC” 10Gbps, with options for IEEE 1588, and AVB.

Its flagship Ethernet IP, the 10 Gbps (XGMAC) IP core is compliant with the Ethernet IEEE 802.3-2012 standard and enhances system performance by enabling an AHB/AXI master and a 64-bit scatter-gather DMA transfer packets between the internal FIFOs and host memory. The XGMAC provides features such as transmit and receive message data encapsulation, framing, error code detection, dynamic FCS generation and calculation on frame by frame basis, automatic pad insertion and deletion to enforce minimum frame size requirements.

“We are excited about the market acceptance of our 10G Ethernet MAC IP core,” said Ramana Kalapatapu, Chief Architect, Arasan Chip Systems. “The XGMAC core supports full-duplex operation at 10Gbps and all standard features such MDIO/MDC PHY management, MIB, SNMP, RMON network management.”

As more and more enterprise and service providers look to standardize network based infrastructure, 10G Ethernet provides a cost-effective way to consolidate multiple networks onto the ubiquitous Ethernet platform while boosting network bandwidth. The higher bandwidth also enables enterprise wide virtualization, resulting in more efficient use of compute resources. Arasan’s 10G Ethernet MAC IP core can be used in diverse applications ranging from custom networking ASICs to data and traffic intensive enterprise-wide applications such as large corporate database access, and data backup and recovery operations.


Arasan’s Ethernet MAC IP core is available immediately for licensing. Arasan’s Total IP Solution for Ethernet consists of fully‐ compliant, silicon‐verified IP cores, verification IP, portable software stacks and hardware development platforms.

About Arasan

Arasan Chip Systems is a leading provider of Total IP Solutions for mobile storage and connectivity applications. Arasan’s high-quality, silicon-proven, Total IP Solutions include digital IP cores, analog PHY interfaces, verification IP, hardware verification kits, protocol analyzers, software stacks and drivers, and optional customization services for Ethernet, MIPI, USB, UFS, SD, SDIO, MMC/eMMC, UFS, and many other popular standards. Arasan’s Total IP products serve system architects and chip design teams in mobile, gaming and desktop computing systems that require silicon-proven, validated IP, delivered with the ability to integrate and verify both digital, analog and software components in the shortest possible time with the lowest risk.

About the Ethernet Alliance

The Ethernet Alliance is a global consortium that includes system and component vendors, industry experts, and university and government professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet technology. The Ethernet Alliance takes Ethernet standards to market by supporting activities that span from incubation of new Ethernet technologies to interoperability demonstrations and education.