Fibre Channel Core

The New Wave Design and Verification fibre channel core provides a complete fibre channel capture solution for FC Layer 1 through FC Layer 2. At the physical layer, the core is built for connecting to ASIC/FPGA embedded SERDES or a stand-alone SERDES parts. The user interface of the core provides an intuitive streaming interface for application designers.

The core provides the following features:

  • Supports 1/2/4/8/16 Gigabit Fibre Channel Capture
  • N Port and F Port Types
  • Class 2 and Class 3 Fibre Channel Capture Support
  • Switched Fabric or Point-to-Point Topology
  • Statistics Reporting
  • FC Core includes the following:
    • Comma Align/Rotate
    • Sync State Machine
    • 8B/10B Encoding/Decoding
    • Elastic FIFO
    • Primitive Decode
    • Port State Machine
    • CRC Generation/Checking
    • Running Disparity Calculation
    • Credit Management
    • 8/16 GFC Scrambler (used for 8G/16G Fibre Channel Capture)
    • Streaming User Interface with Configurable User Clock



  • Complete FC1-FC2 functionality
  • Intuitive streaming user interface
  • Scales for multiple port designs


  • Accelerates FPGA application development time-to-market
  • Leverage proven technology for standard interface implementation
  • Lower development costs



Core is delivered in netlist format including constraint files


  • Avionics and defense networks
  • Enterprise networking/storage applications