As various standard bodies finalize their 100G standards for transport, Ethernet, and optical interfaces, FPGAs play a vital role for early adopters of technology who want to design 100G production systems. Because of this increasing demand for more bandwidth, service providers are looking at emerging 40-GbE/100-GbE standards for their next-generation line card options. Altera’s Stratix V FPGAs solve the bandwidth problem by providing integrated 12.5-Gbps transceivers with hardened 100G PCS functions on the 28-nm technology node.