ION 64b/66b High Speed Serial Interface IP

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Computer & Storage, Consumer, Industrial, Medical

Evaluation Method: OpenCore Plus

Technology: Interface Protocols

Arria Series: Intel® Arria® 10

Cyclone Series: Intel® Cyclone® 10: Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX

Stratix Series: Intel® Stratix® 10


ION 64b66b is an IP for high-speed serial interface targeting applications with inter-chip and inter-board connections. Lightweight link layer protocol provides one-to-one data movement via one or more high-speed serial lanes.


  • 13.5-Gbps maximum transmission rate per lane (however, depends on the FPGA used)
  • Supports up to 16 lanes
  • Supports CRC function
  • Supports Scrambler function

Device Utilization and Performance

In case of 2lane full-duplex, CRC enabled, and Arria® 10 GX 10Gbps configulation : 5.1kALM, 5.3kRegs

Getting Started

Cstomers can request and get the Evaluation License for 1 month period as default for free. In order to prepare your evaluation without waste, such as preparation of boards or kits, please contact Macnica sales office by email to or Inquiry Form at Another site you can refer to:

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
Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPN
IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportY
Source language
Testbench languageVerilog
Software drivers providedN
Driver OS supportNo
User InterfaceOther: Avalon-ST
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedModelSim/QuestaSim
Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Arria 10 GX Devkit
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If No, is it planned?N
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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