IGLOO2 devices include an HPMS that provides dedicated functions (like DDR controllers, embedded non-volatile and SRAM memory, DMA, and an efficient AHB Matrix) to speed common system operations. When HPMS is combined with FPGA fabric and up to 16 lanes of multi-protocol SERDES, impressive external bandwidth can be matched with extensive internal data-processing and data-management capabilities. This allows the most bandwidth hungry bridging applications to run continually at full-speed while keeping power, cost, and board space within the stingiest of budgets. This white paper will demonstrate the needs and requirements of systems with advanced bridging functions to directly illustrate the advantages of IGLOO2 devices in these types of applications.