HyperDrive Multi-Port DDR2 Memory Controller

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Industrial, Medical, Military

Evaluation Method: OpenCore, OpenCore Plus

Technology: Memory Interfaces and Controllers: SDRAM

Stratix Series: Stratix IV


The Microtronix HyperDrive Multi-port DDR2 Memory Controller IP Core brings FPGA based hardware DDR2 designs to a whole new level of performance. Built around a new DDR2 state machine memory controller which operates at half the DDR2 clock rate, the design optimizes the performance of both the FPGA fabric and I/O structures enabling 400 MHz DDR2 (800 Mbps) performance in a Stratix II, III or IV device. The memory controller supports burst memory RD/WR access cycles and handles all memory tasks, including initialization and refresh cycles. The core integrates: a burst DDR2 memory controller core, a port arbitrator and an intelligent look-ahead FIFO controller into one easy-to-use core. The core supports up to ten independently clocked, full-rate streaming-data devices operating from one shared high bandwidth memory system.


    Device Utilization and Performance

    DDR2 SDRAM Controller: 600 LE's. Write/Read Port: 200/100 LE's. ECC Encoder/Decoder: 350/450 LE's.

    Getting Started

    Reference designs are supplied to demonstrate the use of the IP Core.

    IP Quality Metrics

    Year IP was first released2007
    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 languageVHDL
    Software drivers providedN
    Driver OS supportNone required
    User InterfaceOther: Native RD/WR
    IP-XACT Metadata includedN
    Simulators supportedModelSIM
    Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Arria GX and Stratix III Dev 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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