Alizem 3-phase PWM IP Core for Intel MAX 10 FPGA

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core, Qsys Component

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

Evaluation Method: OpenCore, OpenCore Plus

Technology: Processors and Peripherals: Peripherals

Cyclone Series: Cyclone® IV, Cyclone® V, Cyclone® V SoC

MAX Series: Intel® MAX® 10


Supported Device Family: 

Solution Type: 


Alizem 3-phase PWM IP Core is meant to be easily, quickly and safely integrated into an Intel' MAX' 10 FPGA for use in many inverter-based (DC-AC) power electronics applications: pump and fan electric motor control, solar power conversion and power supplies. It is the first building block of any control system meant to drive a 3-phase 2-level inverter (6 switches) or intelligent power module (IPM).


  • @50 MHz clock: Tunable PWM frequency from 500 Hz to 100 kHz.
  • Adjustable deadtime to prevent shoot-through faults and maximize efficiency.
  • Voltage reference either in V(a,b,c) or V(alpha,beta) spaces.
  • 16 bits electrical resolution.
  • Test mode to validate correct PWM function before connecting load.

Device Utilization and Performance

Each instantiation is taking under than 100LEs on MAX 10 FPGA. Complete reference design (including NIOS II processor) is under 2300 LEs, i.e. fits on the smallest MAX10 FPGAs.

Getting Started

1- Download datasheet for FREE on Alizem website: 2- Choose version (demo, low-volume, IoT or source code) and download the software directly from the website. 3- At the same time, you can download Alizem ebooks on custom electric motor drive design and MAX 10-based embedded system design.

IP Quality Metrics

Year IP was first released2016
Latest version of Quartus supported17.0
Altera Customer Use
IP has been successfully implemented in production with at least one customerN

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 providedY
Driver OS supportAltera HAL
User InterfaceAvalon-MM
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedModelSim
Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Intel MAX 10 FPGA Development kit
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If No, is it planned?N
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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