Jump-Start Your JESD204B Implementation

Intel provides the JESD204B serial interface in the industry across multiple products –from low-cost or low-power to high-performance FPGAs and SoCs. With our unique implementation of a full transport layer, design engineers no longer need to analyze documentation to integrate or develop a transport layer solution. This can save weeks in logic design and verification.

Intel’s hardware interoperability testing of the Intel® FPGA JESD204B intellectual property (IP) with analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and digital-to-analog converter (DAC) vendors as well as RFICs and analog front ends, including Analog Devices Incorporated (ADI) and Texas Instruments (TI) gets you to market faster.

Block Diagram

The Intel FPGA JESD204B IP utilizes the Avalon® Streaming (Avalon-ST) source and sink interfaces with unidirectional flow of data to transmit and receive data on the FPGA fabric interface.


The Intel FPGA JESD204B IP delivers the following key features:

  • Lane rates of up to 12.5 Gbps (characterized and certified to the JESD204B standard), and lane rates up to 16 Gbps (uncharacterized and not certified to the JESD204B standard)
  • Run-time reconfiguration of JESD parameters (L, M, F, S, N, K, CS, CF, data rate)
  • Base and PHY partitioning for portability
  • Subclass 0 operating mode for backward compatibility to JESD204A
  • Subclass 1 and 2 operating modes for deterministic latency support between the ADC/DAC and FPGA
  • Multi-device synchronization
  • Serial lane alignment and monitoring 
  • Ability to tune latency in IP core 
  • Transceiver channel sharing for transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) to optimize transceiver count 
  • Hardware-validated design examples that include transport layer design 


Year IP was first released


Latest version of Intel Quartus® Prime software supported





Customer deliverables include the following:

  • Design file (encrypted source code or post-synthesis netlist)
  • Simulation model for ModelSim*- Intel FPGA Edition
  • Timing and/or layout constraints
  • Documentation with revision control
  • Readme file

  • Y
  • Y
  • Y
  • Y (in user guide)
  • N

Any additional customer deliverables provided with IP


Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IP


IP core is enabled for Intel FPGA IP Evaluation Mode support


Source language

Verilog and VHDL (at wrapper-level) 

Testbench language


Software drivers provided


Driver operating system (OS) support



User interface

Avalon®-ST (Datapath) and Avalon-MM (CSR)

IP-XACT metadata



Simulators supported


Hardware validated

Y, on Intel FPGA development kits

Industry-standard compliance testing performed


If Yes, which test(s)?

Electrical testing

If Yes, on which Intel FPGA device(s)?

 Intel Stratix® 10,  Intel Arria® 10, Arria V, and Stratix® V

If Yes, date performed


If No, is it planned?



IP has undergone interoperability testing


If yes, on which Intel FPGA device(s)

Intel Stratix 10, Intel Arria 10, Arria V, Stratix V

Interoperability reports available


Intel FPGA IP is supported on the following device families:

  • Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs 
  • Intel Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs
  • Stratix V FPGAs
  • Arria V FPGAs and SoCs
  • Cyclone® V FPGAs and SoCs 

For more information on JESD204B Intel FPGA IP, view the JESD204B FPGA IP User Guide

Learn more from these application notes: 


Intel has performed JESD204B IP hardware validation with converter devices from the following leading vendors.  Download hardware checkout reports listed below.  

Analog Devices  

Texas Instruments

Note: Texas Instruments' TSW14J57 and TSW14J56 evaluation modules (EVMs) are designed using Intel Arria 10 FPGA and Arria V FPGA respectively. All devices from Texas Instruments supported by the TSW14J57EVM and the TSW14J56EVM have been hardware validated to be compatible with the Intel FPGA JESD204B IP.  

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Interested in evaluating the Intel FPGA JESD204B IP quickly? Trying to reduce development time of your JESD204B system?  

Intel provides several reference designs that equip you with ready-made JESD204B solutions to interface an Intel FPGA device to an ADC or DAC from leading data converter providers. 

Table 1 describes the various JESD204B reference designs from Intel.