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Honored Contributor I
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TCP/IP implementation on HDL ?

Hi all :)  

 

I'm looking for some implementation TCP protocol in VHDL/Verilog language 

Does anyone have heard about that ? even if its not free 

 

Cordially, 

Shalom
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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This is a recurrent question on this forum and the short answer is that it is very difficult. According to this thread (http://www.alteraforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23996) there could be an IP available, though.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hello shalom, You may have a look at www.opencores.org.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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I'd be interested to know where you found a TCP/IP HDL component on Opencores...

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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There is a package called Quixtream available from techmicro that handles UDP/IP, but is only available on the competition's FPGAs. 

 

I have used it in the past - very handy for talking to the FPGA via ethernet - the interface was just a fifo and the C libraries were pretty easy to use too. 

 

http://www.tekmicro.com/products/product.cfm?id=51&gid=5
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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You can have a look for the GEDEK IP here : 

http://www.alse-fr.com/ethernet.php 

It was UDP only but in the last newsletter, they told about a TCP evolution. Contact them to know the truth !
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi all, 

 

Thanks for help! 

GEDEK have already not a TCP/IP implementation, but they seems to develop one 

On opencores, there is not... 

We cannot use Quixtream because the reason we are looking for a harware implementation of TCP is for a low latency system. Now if we must use a cpu, we have not make benefit. 

Like Daixi said, we can apparently use the IPblaze core 

 

Shalom
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Depending on what is a 'low latency' for you, you should be careful when using TCP. Because of most of TCP's features (packets acknowledge and repeat, traffic congestion handling, adjustable window size) the latency on a TCP stream isn't predictable. This is why most of the streaming applications that require low latency use UDP instead.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Yes you right. But I mean "Low latency" relative to a system based on cpu who have a relatively( to a tcp hardware implementation) "high latency".

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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For who also interested on a TCP implementation see 

www.adescom.com
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Anybody has already use IPblaze core? 

is it working on altera FPGA ? 

 

 

Shalom