Avalon Multi-port Front End IP Core

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

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

Evaluation Method: OpenCore Plus

Technology: Basic Functions: Bridges and Adaptors

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


The Microtronix Avalon Multi-port Front End provides a complete, easy-to-use solution for interfacing multiple Avalon Memory Masters to a single Avalon Memory Mapped Slave such as Altera's line of memory controller IP cores. The Avalon MPFE integrates easily into any Quartus II Qsys project. It is designed to optimize the performance of Avalon bus based video and streaming data systems. It supports one Avalon Memory Mapped Master port and up to 26 Avalon Memory Mapped Slave ports. The MPFE supports independent clocks for each slave and implements buffers in on-chip memory for each port to support high speed data transfer to the master port.


    Device Utilization and Performance

    Arbitration Controller: 4,000 LEs, Avalon Burst Port: 240 LEs (per port), Avalon Burst Port: 1200 LEs (per port). Typical Avalon-MM bus interconnect clock rate: 175 MHz

    Getting Started

    Quartus II application example for Altera development board

    IP Quality Metrics

    Year IP was first released2016
    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
    Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPY
    IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportY
    Source language
    Testbench languageVerilog
    Software drivers providedN
    Driver OS supportNot required
    User InterfaceAvalon-MM
    IP-XACT Metadata includedN
    Simulators supportedModelSIM
    Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Altera Cyclone V SOC 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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