FPGA Manager USB 3.0 IP Solution

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Solution Type: IP Core

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

Evaluation Method: Source Code

Technology: Interface Protocols: Communications

Arria Series: Arria 10

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


Enclustra’s FPGA Manager solution allows for easy and efficient data transfer between a host and a FPGA over different interface standards like USB 2.0/3.0, Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express. The solution includes a host software library (DLL), a suitable IP core for the FPGA and device controller firmware, if necessary. The user host application can communicate with the FPGA through a simple API consisting of simple read/write data commands hiding the complexity of the underlying protocols. Both streaming and memory-mapped access are supported. The FPGA Manager IP Solution Supports C, C++, C# and MATLAB user applications and Windows and Linux as operation systems.


    Device Utilization and Performance

    Gigabit Ethernet: up to 123 MB/s USB 3.0: up to 188 MB/s (Currently limited by 16 bit wide interface to Cypress FX3 USB 3.0 peripheral controller) PCIe: up to 777 MB/s (PCIe gen 1 x4)

    Getting Started

    Enclustra offers a free evaluation license with a reference design to get started. Also training or workshops are available.

    IP Quality Metrics

    Year IP was first released2012
    Latest version of Quartus supported15.0
    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
    Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPN
    IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportN
    Source language
    Testbench languageVHDL
    Software drivers providedY
    Driver OS supportWindows 7, Linux
    User InterfaceAXI; Avalon-MM
    IP-XACT Metadata includedN
    Simulators supportedModelSim PE
    Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Enclustra Mercury SA1 & Mercury+ PE1
    Industry standard compliance testing performed
    If No, is it planned?N
    IP has undergone interoperability testing
    Interoperability reports available  N

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