ION 8b/10b High Speed Serial Interface IP

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Computer & Storage, Consumer, Industrial, Medical

Evaluation Method: OpenCore Plus

Technology: Interface Protocols

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

Cyclone Series: Cyclone V, Cyclone V SoC


Supported Device Family: 

Solution Type: 


ION 8b10b is a high-speed serial interface targeting applications with inter-chip and inter-board connections. Lightweight link layer protocol provides one-to-one data movement via one or more high-speed serial lanes.


    Device Utilization and Performance

    In case 2Lane,Full-Duplex, CRC Enabled, and Cyclone V GX 3.125Gbps configuration : 3.4kALM,4.3kRegs

    Getting Started

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    IP Quality Metrics

    Year IP was first released2016
    Latest version of Quartus supported16.1
    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
    Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPN
    IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportY
    Source language
    Testbench languageVerilog
    Software drivers providedN
    Driver OS supportNo
    User InterfaceOther: Avalon-ST
    IP-XACT Metadata includedN
    Simulators supportedModelSim/QuestaSim
    Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Nitro/Arria 10 GX Devkit/Arria V GX Starterkit
    Industry standard compliance testing performed
    If No, is it planned?N
    IP has undergone interoperability testing
    Interoperability reports available  N

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