The MACsec-IP-163/164 (EIP-163/164) is an IP family for accelerating MACsec up to 500 Gbps, serving multi channel timesliced ethernet designs, including FlexEthernet up to 500Gbps. The MACsec-IP-163/164 is a high-performance streaming MACsec frame processing engine that provides hardware acceleration for the complete MACsec frame transform along with frame classification and statistics counter updates. Once the MACsec-IP-163/164 is configured, no CPU is required for processing tasks.
Protocol aware MACsec Packet Engine with classifier and in-line interface for Multi Channel (Flex)Ethernet.
100..400..500Gbps, programmable rules, no CPU required, supports all IEEE MACsec and ClearTags requirements.
Supported by Driver Development Kit, QuickSec MACsec toolkit.
MACsec is ideally positioned to provide secure WAN (Layer-IP-2) interconnect without the need for routing, allowing networks to be secured from the Inside Secure. MACsec-IP-163/164 use cases include: protecting links for cloud computing, data center interconnect, and network appliances providing enterprise layer 2 security. Special VLAN tags as well as ClearTags frame formats are natively supported.
Full duplex MACsec solutions comprise of three IP components per direction: the MACsec classifier (MACsec-IP-163), the MACsec transform engine (MACsec-IP-164) and the MACsec-IP-218 rate controller each capable of line speed processing with rate control.
The MACsec-IP-166 is a MACsec engine with integrated VLAN and MACsec packet classification logic and all required statistics counters. The available MACsec-IP-166 configurations cover the applications ranging from 100 Gbps to 400 Gbps and 500 & 600Gbps with higher frequencies. The MACsec-IP-166 is designed to be integrated with one or more Ethernet MACs one the line side and optionally also on the system side (PHY designs). It supports up to 20 channels aggregating to 500Gbps (at 840MHz) with a granularity of 5Gbps for each individual channel. A handshaked host bus interface is used to control the MAC-IP-166.
High Performance Multi Channel Support
Flexible Ethernet Support:
Classification by MACsec-163:
MACsec Processing Features:
Ingress Path Consistency Checking
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