Reflex CES, a provider of custom embedded and complex systems, released its Reflex CES Aurora-like IP Core based on Altera FPGAs. The core enables interoperability between Xilinx Virtex-6 LXT, Altera Stratix IV and Stratix V GX FPGAs.
The Reflex CES Aurora-like IP Core offers the freedom to choose the best FPGA technology and accelerate time-to-market for embedded military and telecommunications/networking applications. It offers a fully compliant implementation of the Xilinx Aurora 8B/10B scalable, link-layer protocol for high-speed serial communication and allows for communication between FPGAs through a backplane.
Based on the Aurora 8B/10B, an open standard protocol used to transport data with higher connectivity performance for chip-to-chip and board-to-board architecture, the Reflex CES Aurora-like IP Core allows designers to move data from point-to-point across one to sixteen serial lanes at 3.125Gbps. The core offers user flow control, native flow control, immediate and completion mode and modules to convert interfaces to and from streaming Advanced eXtensible Interfaces (AXI).