Toshiba Announces Immediate IP Subsystem Availability of 10 Gigabit Ethernet for Custom LSI Platforms

TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 23, 2016Toshiba Corporation's (TOKYO: 6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company announced today the immediate availability of an IP subsystem (*1) developed in conjunction with MoreThanIP, a provider of leading edge telecom solutions. It consists of a 10 Gigabit Ethernet MAC (media access controller :*2), PCS (physical coding sublayer :*3) and High speed SerDes (Serializer Deserializer :*4) on custom LSI platforms, including ASIC and FFSA™ (*5).

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The IP subsystem implements a 4-Lane XAUI (*6) or a single Lane XFI (*7) interface that provides connectivity to a large number of Ethernet PHYs and Controller ASSPs (Application Specific Standard Products). With support for PFC (Priority Flow Control :*8) and a high level of flexibility, the IP subsystem is particularly suited for data centers and telecoms applications.

“Together with Toshiba custom LSI solutions and MoreThanIP proven Cores, chip producers will now have an integrated solution at their disposal to help speed the design cycle and meet the needs of the growing high-speed Ethernet market,” said Francois Balay, CEO of MoreThanIP.

“Collaboration with MoreThanIP allows us to propose an integrated Ethernet offering with best-in-class IP Cores for custom LSI solutions,” said Yukihiro Urakawa, Technical Executive of Toshiba.

Toshiba leverages comprehensive expertise from design to manufacture to offer a wide range of custom LSI solutions. FFSA™ is a new, flexible custom LSI solution with pre-designed masters featuring configurable I/Os, SerDes, SRAMs and logic devices that can be configured according to customer requirements.

Going forward, Toshiba will continue to provide solutions that help customers to optimize their system design and achieve timely product development.

*FFSA is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation

(*1): IP subsystem: The IP solution consists of IPs which is required to develop system LSI. It is designed to implement into high-speed interface subsystem easily.
(*2): MAC: Data transfer control technology such as frame synchronization, flow control and error checking.
(*3): PCS: Physical protocol layer of high-speed Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet which encodes the data.
(*4): SerDes: A pair of functional blocks which convert data between serial data and parallel interfaces in each direction for high speed communications.
(*5): FFSA™: Technology enables Toshiba to develop integrated circuits with much lower development costs and much shorter development turn-around times by reducing the number of metal layers that must be customized.
(*6): XAUI: Electrical interface for 10 Gigabit Ethernet to communicate by 4 lane serial line.
(*7): XFI: Electrical interface for 10 Gigabit Ethernet to communicate by 1 lane serial line.
(*8): PFC: Technology defined in IEEE 802.1Qbb for lossless Ethernet communication with priority flow control for each data.

To find out more about Toshiba custom LSI solutions, visit

Customer Inquiries:
Logic LSI Sales & Marketing Group
Tel: +81-44-548-2110

*Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 580 consolidated companies employing 199,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.6 trillion yen (US$55 billion).
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About MoreThanIP

MoreThanIP was founded in 2000 as a GmbH (ltd.) in Munich Germany by three senior Telecommunication Engineers. MoreThanIP is a privately owned and profitable design and IP (Intellectual Property) house concentrating on high-speed communications, serial backplane and embedded system technologies. This includes design, specification and implementation of standard products, system architectures and customer-specific solutions. Combining its methodology with proven technical expertise from more than ten years of industry experience in Hardware and Software design, MoreThanIP generates rapid design cycles to meet time-to-market, functional and budgetary objectives.


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