The JESD204B Intel FPGA IP core uses the Avalon® Streaming (Avalon-ST) source and sink interfaces to transmit and receive data on the FPGA fabric interface.

JESD204B Serial Interface


Intel provides the JESD204B serial interface in the industry across multiple products –from low-cost or low-power to high-performance FPGAs and SoCs. The JESD204B Intel® FPGA IP is a high-speed point-to-point serial interface for digital-to-analog (DAC) or analog-to-digital (ADC) converters to transfer data to FPGA devices. 

The JESD204B Intel FPGA IP incorporates:

  • Media access control (MAC)—data link layer (DLL) block that controls the link states and character replacement
  • Physical layer (PHY) —physical coding sublayer (PCS) and physical media attachment (PMA) block

With our unique implementation of a full transport layer, design engineers no longer need to analyze documentation to integrate or develop a transport layer solution. Intel’s hardware interoperability testing of the JESD204B Intel FPGA Intellectual Property (IP) core with analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and digital-to-analog converter (DAC) vendors, RFICs, and analog front ends also gets you to market faster.



The JESD204B Intel® FPGA IP core delivers the following key features:

  • Lane rates of up to 12.5 Gbps (characterized and certified to the JESD204B standard), and lane rates up to 19 Gbps (uncharacterized and not certified to the JESD204B standard)
  • Runtime reconfiguration of JESD parameters (L, M, F, S, N, K, CS, CF, data rate)
  • Base and PHY partitioning for portability
  • Subclass 0 operating mode for backward compatibility to JESD204A
  • Subclass 1 and 2 operating modes for deterministic latency support between the ADC/DAC and FPGA
  • Multidevice synchronization
  • Serial lane alignment and monitoring 
  • Ability to tune latency in IP core 
  • Transceiver channel sharing for transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) to optimize transceiver count 
  • Hardware-validated design examples that include transport layer design 

Intel has performed JESD204B Intel FPGA IP hardware validation with converter devices from the following leading vendors. Download hardware checkout reports listed below.

Note: Texas Instruments' TSW14J57 and TSW14J56 evaluation modules (EVMs) are designed using Intel Arria 10 FPGAs and Arria V FPGAs respectively. All devices from Texas Instruments supported by the TSW14J57EVM and the TSW14J56EVM have been hardware validated to be compatible with the JESD204B Intel FPGA IP.

IP Quality Metrics


Year IP was first released


Latest version of Intel® Quartus® Prime software supported





Customer deliverables include the following:

  • Design file (encrypted source code or post-synthesis netlist)
  • Simulation model for ModelSim*- Intel® FPGA Edition
  • Timing and/or layout constraints
  • Documentation with revision control
  • Readme file

  • Y
  • Y
  • Y
  • Y (in user guide)
  • N

Any additional customer deliverables provided with IP


Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IP


IP core is enabled for Intel FPGA IP Evaluation Mode support


Source language

Verilog and VHDL (at wrapper-level) 

Testbench language


Software drivers provided


Driver operating system (OS) support



User interface

Avalon®-ST (Datapath) and Avalon-MM (CSR)

IP-XACT metadata



Simulators supported


Hardware validated

Y, on Intel FPGA development kits

Industry-standard compliance testing performed


If Yes, which test(s)?

Electrical testing

If Yes, on which Intel FPGA device(s)?

 Intel® Stratix® 10, Intel® Arria® 10, Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX, Arria® V, and Stratix® V

If Yes, date performed


If No, is it planned?



IP has undergone interoperability testing


If yes, on which Intel FPGA device(s)

Intel Stratix 10, Intel Arria 10, Intel Cyclone 10 GX, Arria V, Stratix V

Interoperability reports available


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