Network Protocol Acceleration

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and other next-generation Embedded Systems in the Internet of Things (IoT), for example, require special network protocol acceleration technology to meet the cost / performance targets. In general, networking technology today is driven by fast Ethernet connectivity for 10GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE deployed in today's datacenters, and Embedded Systems are a fast-follower to this.

TCP/IP and UDP/IP are well established network protocols from the Internet. Because of their maturity and their ubiquituous deployment they offer many benefits for Embedded Systems. However, the layered communication architecture can put a processing burdon on an Embedded Systems CPU: A generally accepted rule of thumb is that 1 hertz of CPU processing is required to send, or receive, 1 bit  of TCP/IP per second. TCP offload engines were a first step to offload, from the CPU, processing of TCP/IP, especially when high-speed network interfaces are used, and the processing overhead of the network stack becomes even more significant.

MLE and the German Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute have partnered to market a TCP/IP and UDP/IP Network Protocol Acceleration Platform that goes beyond state-of-the-art TCP offload engines. Please read more how this customizable solution can accelerate your next 1GbE or 10GbE FPGA or ASIC system.

Please refer to this Technical Document to learn more about Network Protocol Acceleration:

Deterministic Networking with TSN-10/25/50/100G