GEDEK (Ethernet Data Exchange Kit)

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core, Qsys Component

End Market: Automotive, Broadcast, Computer & Storage, Consumer, Industrial, Medical, Military, Test & Measurement, Wireless, Wireline

Evaluation Method: OpenCore Plus

Technology: Qsys Interconnect: Interrupt

Arria Series: Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC

Cyclone Series: Cyclone IV, Cyclone V, Cyclone V SoC

MAX Series: MAX 10

Stratix Series: Stratix IV, Stratix V


GEDEK is the easiest and best performance solution to exchange data reliably over Ethernet. It is a hardware solution, very compact, tha does not require any processor nor embedded software while offering 100% bandwidth. Available for 100M, 1G, Triple speed Eth. Also existts in 10G version.


    Device Utilization and Performance

    Can be as low as 2k Logic Elements.

    Getting Started

    Start by reading the Introduction document at

    IP Quality Metrics

    Year IP was first released2009
    Latest version of Quartus supported15.1
    Altera Customer Use
    IP has been successfully implemented in production with at least one customerY

    Customer deliverables include the following:

    • Design file (encrypted source code or post-synthesis netlist)
    • Simulation model for ModelSim Altera edition
    • Timing and/or layout constraints
    • Testbench or design example
    • Documentation with revision control
    • Readme file
    Any additional customer deliverables provided with IP
    Behavioral ETh model with file I/O, PC API (Linux & Windows), misc language examples (C, Borland, Po
    Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPY
    IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportY
    Source language
    Verilog; VHDL
    Testbench languageVHDL
    Software drivers providedY
    Driver OS supportLinux, Windows
    User InterfaceAvalon-MM; Other: Avalon ST
    IP-XACT Metadata includedN
    Simulators supportedModelsim Altera Edition, oter simulators ok.
    Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name more than 10x different Altera & partners boards & Kits
    Industry standard compliance testing performed
    If No, is it planned?N
    IP has undergone interoperability testing
    Interoperability reports available  N

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