The Cadence® Ethernet MACs and PCS support the latest IEEE specifications, including Energy-Efficient Ethernet, time stamping, and audio-video bridging, and offer a rich set of offload features with a low-latency DMA engine. Our solutions are optimized for each application to meet power and performance objectives. 

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Key Benefits


Wide range of solutions to address your specific target application

Accelerated Integration

Pre-integrated delivery of controller and PCS accelerates integration time for customers; when used with Cadence SerDes IP, a complete integrated solution is provided


Mature, silicon-proven solutions enable success at first silicon


  • Wide range of protocols that support networking, HPC, and applications
  • Low-latency, long-reach, and low-power modes
  • Multi-Link PHY—mix protocols within the same macro
  • EyeSurf —non-destructive on-chip oscilloscope
  • Extensive set of isolation, test modes, and loop-backs including APB and JTAG
  • Supports 16-bit, 20-bit, and 32-bit PIPE and non-PIPE interfaces
  • Selectable serial pin polarity reversal for both transmit and receive paths