Intel® FPGA JESD204B IP

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 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 15 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 

Basics

Year IP was first released

2014

Latest version of Intel Quartus® Prime software supported

17.0

Status

Production

Deliverables

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

N/A

Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IP

Y

IP core is enabled for Intel FPGA IP Evaluation Mode support

Y

Source language

Verilog and VHDL (at wrapper-level) 

Testbench language

Verilog

Software drivers provided

N

Driver operating system (OS) support

N

Implementation

User interface

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

IP-XACT metadata

N

Verification

Simulators supported

N/A

Hardware validated

Y, on Intel FPGA development kits

Industry-standard compliance testing performed

Y

If Yes, which test(s)?

Electrical testing

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

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

If Yes, date performed

N/A

If No, is it planned?

N/A

Interoperability

IP has undergone interoperability testing

Y

If yes, on which Intel FPGA device(s)

Arria V, Stratix V, Arria 10

Interoperability reports available

Y

Intel FPGA IP is supported on the following device families:

  • Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs 
  • 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 

 
*Texas Instruments' TSW14J56EVM is designed using Intel FPGA Arria V FPGA and Intel FPGA JESD204B IP.  All devices from Texas Instruments supported by the TSW14J56EVM has 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.