IntelliProp NVMe Host Accelerator IP Core (IPC-NV164-HI)

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

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

Evaluation Method: OpenCore Plus

Technology: Interface Protocols: PCI Express

Arria Series: Intel® Arria® 10, Arria® V, Intel® Arria® 10 SoC, Arria® V SoC

Cyclone Series: Cyclone® V, Cyclone® V SoC

Stratix Series: Stratix® V


IntelliProp’s IPC-NV164-HI NVMe Host Accelerator IP Core provides a simplified, high-bandwidth interface to industry standard NVMe storage devices. The IntelliProp NVMe Host Accelerator Core provides a small footprint processor register interface or RTL state-machine register interface for data movement between a user-defined data buffer and an NVMe target. Additionally, the NVMe Host Accelerator IP Core requires minimal knowledge of the PCIe and NVMe specification. The IP Core handles initialization of the PCIe Root Complex, building command submissions, parsing command completions. The protocol interface is compliant to the NVM Express 1.3 specification and is fully verified using a coverage driven methodology in pseudo random simulation. Applications for the IPC-NV164A-HI include: Protocol-X to NVMe Bridge; NVMe to NVMe Bridge Systems; NVMe Fabric Accelerators; NVMe RAID Applications; Embedded applications requiring non-volatile storage.


  • Supports 3rd party PCIe Root Complex IP cores
  • Automated command submission and completion
  • Scalable I/O queue depth and support for 64K outstanding I/O commands per queue
  • Support for 64K submission and completion queues
  • Scalable data buffer size up to 1GB

Device Utilization and Performance

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IP Quality Metrics

Year IP was first released2016
Latest version of Quartus supported16.1
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
Any additional customer deliverables provided with IP
Encrypted Verilog; simulation model, reference design, synthesis & route script
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 supportn/a
User InterfaceAvalon-MM
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedModelsim
Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Arria V, Stratix V, Cyclone V, Arria 10
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If No, is it planned?Y
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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