Sigma-Link Master IP

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Industrial

Evaluation Method: OpenCore Plus

Technology: Interface Protocols: Serial

Cyclone Series: Cyclone® V, Cyclone® V SoC


Sigma-Link Master IP is an IP that supports Sigma-Link based on Yaskawa Electric's Encoder communication protocol. This IP transmits data collected from the products that support Sigma-Link to CPU.


  • Collects data from products that support Sigma-Link by its serial communication link
  • Supports Avalon ® and APB bus for communication between FPGA and CPU collecting and processing data
  • Supports CPU Interrupt

Device Utilization and Performance

Cyclone® V, Logic(ALMs)=1.5k; Registers=1,582; RAM Blocks=0.Note: This device utilization doesn't include CPU and its work ram, etc.

Getting Started

Customers can request and get the Evaluation License for 1 month period as default for free.For your evaluation, you can refer to the demo configuration of the IP at the target device of the IP for your evaluation, the board below are suggested to use.- "Sodia board" available at further information, please contact Macnica sales office by email to or Inquiry Form at

IP Quality Metrics

Year IP was first released2017
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 providedY
Driver OS supportBare Metal
User InterfaceAvalon-MM
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedModelSim/QuestaSim
Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Mpression SODIA Board
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If No, is it planned?N
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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