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Honored Contributor I
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Do I need to buy any IP to support PCIe or GigE on the Cyclone V ST?

Hello, I would like to know if I need to buy any extra IP in order to implement PCIe or GigE on the Cyclone V ST? I thought it was all embedded into the FPGA? 

 

Thanks, 

joe
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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PCIe is a hardblock on FPGA side and GigE is on the HPS side. However both are on the silicon and you won't need anything aditional to buy.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Both PCIe hard Ip core and GigE doesn't are license-free.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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In Cyclone V ST, you can implement the GIGE using Custom PHY or Native PHY. These PHYs will have GIGE presets for you to select to help auto populate the required configuration during instantiation. Note that this is just the PHY layer. You will still need to code your MAC logic.