Download a PCI Express* to External Memory Reference Design

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Download PCI Express to External Memory Reference Designs

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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

Intel FPGA DDR2 SDRAM High-Performance controller MegaCore function

Arria II 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's 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. 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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