The challenge for SoC design teams is how to meet their time-to-market goals as they develop new products that incorporate the latest Ethernet standards—sometimes before the standards are even finalized. This white paper outlines the latest networking trends across some of the key market sectors including automotive, the connected home and data centers, and explains how Ethernet is relevant to each. It also explains how Synopsys responds to its customers’ needs to develop and offer configurable semiconductor IP that enables system-on-chip (SoC) design teams to quickly and reliably implement Ethernet-based digital controllers and physical layers.