Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

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

Evaluation Method: Source Code

Technology: Interface Protocols: PCI Express

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

Stratix Series: Stratix® V


XpressRICH3-AXI is an enterprise class PCIe interface Soft IP with configurable AMBA AXI3/AXI4 user interfaces and high-performance DMAs, address translation, ordering rules observance, ECAM, data protection (ECC, ECRC). With SR-IOV, 6 BARs+ EPROM and Open interrupt interface supports, it enables NVM Express and SATA Express implementation. Benefiting from a close collaboration with ARM®, XpressRICH3-AXI is the most advanced PCIe interfacing solution for ARM embedded processors, featuring a unique architecture and features specifically engineered for AMBA AXI based System-on-Chip.


  • Support up to x8 at PCIe 1.0/2.0, 3.0, 4.0 speeds (EndPoint, Root Port, Dual Port)
  • Compliant to AMBA® AXI™ Protocol Specification (AXI3, AXI4 and AXI4-Lite) and AMBA® 4 AXI4-Stream Protocol Specification
  • Advanced Error Reporting (AER), ECRC, MSI, MSI-X, ASPM and legacy power management, Lane Reversal, Hot Plug, peer-to-peer, LTR, L1PM support
  • Supports SR-IOV, 6 BARs+ EPROM and Open interrupt interface, enabling SATA Express implementation
  • Data protection (ECC, ECRC, Parity)

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Getting Started


IP Quality Metrics

Year IP was first released2012
Latest version of Quartus supported15.1
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 IPY
IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportN
Source language
Testbench languageVerilog
Software drivers providedY
Driver OS supportLinux , Windows
User InterfaceAXI
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedPLDA
Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name XpressGX5LP
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If yes, which test(s)?PCI-SIG
If yes, on which Altera device(s)?STRATIX V
If Yes, date performed
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  Y

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