- Framer/MAC to NPU or L2/L3 switch interface
- Line card to switch fabric interface
It can also run on multiple media: PCB, backplanes, or over cable.
The ILKNF subsystem supports RS-FEC for use in Interlaken applications demanding high serial transceiver rates. Furthermore, the ILKNF RS-FEC logic can be used in a standalone manner, allowing the core to be used in non-Interlaken applications. This includes standard protocols (for example, Ethernet and Fiber Channel) as well as proprietary schemes that are built upon RS(544,514) FEC.