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World’s fastest Layer 2 Ethernet switch achieves 110nsec switching using 20nm Xilinx UltraScale FPGAs

Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee
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The ExaLINK Fusion Ultra Low Latency Switch and Application Platform from Exablaze delivers 110nsec Layer 2 switching, 100nsec “Layer 1.5” forwarding and aggregation, and 5nsec Layer 1 patching and tapping to as many as 48 front-panel 10G SFP+ or twelve 40G QSFP+ optical Ethernet ports by relying heavily on the fast speed and flexibility of 20nm Xilinx UltraScale FPGAs. What do you do with that kind of capability? Among other things, you can:


  • Patch together two ports
  • Fan out a port with multicast data
  • Connect multiple servers to a single uplink
  • Switch packets at Layer 2 with only 110nsec of latency


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Here’s a short video overview of the product: