SSRAM Memory Controller

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core, Qsys Component

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

Evaluation Method: OpenCore

Technology: Memory Interfaces and Controllers: SDRAM

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


Low Latency is often very important in many fields such as cache-based products, broadcast, networking and communications applications, video streaming / video games, etc … Synchronous SRAM memories are very good candidates for such latency-sensitive applications, thanks to their (very) low latency (typically one clock cycle), high performance. Interfacing such memories to an FPGA is easy using to the optimized ALSE controller. Thanks to its very small FPGA footprint and low resource usage, this controller fits in the smallest FPGAs, which makes it also perfect for the Automotive and Consumer Markets.


    Device Utilization and Performance

    Typically less than 200 LEs, and 2 Memory Blocks. Memory Operating Frequency up to 200 MHz, depending on FPGA / Memory speed grades, and customer PCB characteristics.

    Getting Started

    Contact A.L.S.E for a demonstration on your board.

    IP Quality Metrics

    Year IP was first released2011
    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
    QIP File for Easy Integration
    Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPY
    IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportY
    Source language
    Testbench languageVHDL
    Software drivers providedN
    Driver OS supportno driver required
    User InterfaceAvalon-MM
    IP-XACT Metadata includedN
    Simulators supportedModelsim
    Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Customer board
    Industry standard compliance testing performed
    If No, is it planned?N
    IP has undergone interoperability testing
    Interoperability reports available  N

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