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Reference Design: Gen2x4 AVMM DMA - Arria V

Reference Design: Gen2x4 AVMM DMA - Arria V

Overview

The purpose of this page is to provide a link to the user, where the user can download the ArriaV PCIe Gen2 x4 AVMM DMA reference design. In this page, there are two reference designs are included, they target different hardware development board. One targets the Altera Arria V Starter Kit. Another is for Altera Arria V GT Development Kit.

Features

  • Fast and easy to develop high-performance PCIe Gen2x4 hardware with AVMM DMA IP for ACDS revision 16.0.2 or later
  • Completed Quartus reference design is in the attached zipped file, which provides a pre-configured Qsys system

Allows the user to modify the Qsys file and re-generate the design

  • Includes Linux driver and application that works with the reference design
  • Use built-in AVMM DMA IP to transfer data between the on-chip memory in the FPGA and the system memory
  • Support infinite loop to test the system and the IP stability
  • For each loop, all transferred data are compared with data in the source location to guarantee data integrity

Requirements

  • 16.0.2 ACDS for RTL re-generation.
  • A PC provides a PCI Express Gen2 x4 slot

All reference designs have been tested with Intel Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge

  • The attached reference design

The SOF is available in the folder pcie_quartus_files as top.sof

  • Altera Arria V Starter Kit or ArriaV GT Development Kit

Refer the link for Starter Kit: http://www.altera.com/products/devkits/altera/kit-arria-v-starter.html

Refer the link for GT Development Kit :

  • A system with either 32-bit or 64-bit Linux installed

The attached Linux driver and application were developed in CentOS version 6.4 and 6.5 with Kernal 2.6.32. It has also been tested with other Linux OS, such as RedHat and Ubuntu.

Design Block Diagram

 

Design Block Diagram- Dma_block.PNG (Click here for image)

 

How to run the application

Follow the following instructions to install and run the application

  1. Copy the attached Linux application and driver into a folder
  2. Unzip the application and driver
  3. Open a Terminal in Linux and go to the folder where the application is copied and unzipped
  4. Log in as an Admin by type in "su" and enter the password
  5. Type in "make" to compile the driver and application. Just need to do it once in a system.
  6. Type in "./install" to install the driver
  7. Type in "./run" to run the application

In the application, there are multiple options to configure the software. The user can run read DMA (move data from system memory to the on-chip memory in the FPGA), write DMA (move data from on-chip memory to system memory), or simultaneous read and write. The user can also control the transfer size of each descriptor, the number of descriptors, and how many loops the DMA runs. There is a description to explain all the options when the application is started. To run the DMA, type in "1" to start it.

Download

Hardware Download

Arria V GT FPGA Development Kit

Revision 1

The reference design was crated by ACDS 14.0.

Link to download the project File:Av x4 g2 5AGTFD7K3F40I3 avmm dma.zip

 

Revision 2

The reference design was created by ACDS 15.1.2

Link to download the project File:PCIe AVGT AVMM DMA On Chip Mem 151.2.qar

 

Revision 3

The reference design was created by ACDS 16.0.2

Updated used of BAR4 in DMA application

Link to download the project File:PCIe AVGT AVMM DMA On Chip Mem 1602.zip

 

Arria V Starter Kit

Revision 1

The reference design was created by ACDS 14.0

Link to download the project File:Av x4 g2 5AGXFB3H4F35C5 avmm dma stkit.zip

 

Revision 2

The reference design was created by ACDS 15.1.2

Link to download the project File:PCIe AVGX AVMM DMA On Chip Mem 151.2.qar

 

Revision 3

The reference design was created by ACDS 16.0.2

Updated used of BAR4 in DMA application

Link to download the project File:PCIe AVGX AVMM DMA On Chip Mem 1602.zip

 

Software Download

Revision 1

Link to download the application and driver File:G2x4 avmm dma Linux.tar.gz

Revision 2

Updated used of BAR4 in DMA application

Only for reference design revision 3 (created by ACDS 16.0.2)

Link to download the application and driver File:Linux for AVMM DMA On Chip Mem.tar.gz

History

August 6, 2014 - Created this page

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