1/2/4/8Gbps Fibre Channel Transport

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Computer & Storage, Military, Test & Measurement

Evaluation Method: OpenCore

Technology: Interface Protocols: Communications

Arria Series: Arria 10, Arria V

Stratix Series: Stratix IV, Stratix V


The 1/2/4/8 FC-2 Transport Core provides a generic solution for 1Gbps to 8Gbps Fibre Channel applications. The core is designed to support standard Fibre Channel applications such as point-to-point and fabric interconnect.


  • Configurable to support Gigabit (106.25Gbps Baud Rate), 2 Gigabit (2.12Gbps Baud rate), 4 Gigabit (4.24Gbps Baud rate) or 8Gbps (8.48Gbps) Fibre Cha

Device Utilization and Performance

ALUTs: 3300 Memory (256 Byte FIFOs): 6144 212.5MHz

Getting Started


IP Quality Metrics

Year IP was first released2010
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 SupportN
Source language
Testbench languageVerilog
Software drivers providedN
Driver OS support-
User InterfaceOther: FIFO Interface
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedModelsim, Questa
Hardware validated N. Altera Board Name SLS Cyclone III based CoreCommander, SLS Embedded System Development Kit (ESDK)
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If No, is it planned?N
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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