Download a PCI Express to External Memory Reference Design

This page contains download files, system requirements, installation instructions and support information for the PCI Express® to External Memory Reference Designs.

Download PCI Express to External Memory Reference Designs

Download Altera Intellectual Property Hardware Requirement Quartus Version
PCI Express to DDR3 SDRAM reference design for Stratix IV GX
DDR3 SDRAM Controller with UniPHY, mSGDMA and Qsys Stratix® IV GX FPGA Development Kit 11.0
Qsys PCI Express to External Memory reference design for Stratix IV GX DDR3 SDRAM Controller with UniPHY, mSGDMA and Qsys Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit
or
Stratix IV GX FPGA
Development Kit, 530 Edition
11.0 with Service Pack 1
PCI Express to DDR3 SDRAM reference design DDR3 SDRAM Controller with ALTMEMPHY and chaining direct memory access (DMA) Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit
10.1
Qsys PCI Express to External Memory reference design for Arria II GX DDR3 SDRAM Controller with ALTMEMPHY, mSGDMA and Qsys Arria® II GX FPGA Development Kit
or
Arria II GX FPGA Development Kit, 6G Edition
11.0 with Service Pack 1
PCI Express to DDR2 SDRAM reference design Altera DDR2 SDRAM High-Performance controller MegaCore function ArriaII GX FPGA
Development Kit
10.1
Qsys PCI Express to External Memory reference design for Cyclone IV GX DDR3 SDRAM controller with ALTMEMPHY and mSGDMA in Qsys Cyclone® IV GX Starter Kit
or
Cyclone IV GX FPGA Development Kit
11.0 with Service Pack 1

Software Requirements

The system requirements to use each of these PCI Express to External Memory reference designs include:

  • Quartus® II software
  • Intel® PCI Express-based MegaCore® function
  • Intel DDR2 SDRAM High-Performance Controller MegaCore function
  • Intel High-Performance Memory Controller II SDRAM MegaCore function
  • Intel DDR3 SDRAM Controller with UniPHY in Qsys

Installation Instructions

After unzipping the design files, follow the instructions in AN 431: PCI Express to External Memory Reference Design (PDF). AN431 walks you through the installation process for each PCI Express to External Memory reference design. This application note also specifies which Quartus II software and MegaCore function versions to use for each of these reference designs.

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