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PG074 Aurora 64B/66B LogiCORE IP Product Guide

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Aurora 64B/66B cores can be used in a wide variety of applications because of their low resource cost, scalable throughput, and flexible data interface. Examples of Aurora 64B/66B core applications include:

Chip-to-chip links: Replacing parallel connections between chips with high-speed serial connections can significantly reduce the number of traces and layers required on a PCB.

Board-to-board and backplane links: Aurora 64B/66B uses standard 64B/66B encoding, which is the preferred encoding scheme for 10 Gigabit Ethernet, making it compatible with many existing hardware standards for cables and backplanes. Aurora 64B/66B can be scaled, both in line rate and channel width, to allow inexpensive legacy hardware to be used in new, high-performance systems.

Simplex connections (unidirectional): The Aurora 64B/66B simplex protocol provides unidirectional channel initialization, making it possible to use the GTX, GTH, and GTY transceivers when a back channel is not available, and to reduce costs due to unused full-duplex resources.