ION 8b/10b High Speed Serial Interface IP

ION 8b/10b High Speed Serial Interface IP

ION 8b10b is a high-speed serial interface IP targeting applications with inter-chip and inter-board connections. Lightweight link layer protocol provides one-to-one data movement via one or more high-speed serial lanes.


  • 8-Gbps maximum transmission rate per lane (however, depends on the FPGA used)
  • Supports up to 16 lanes
  • Supports CRC function
  • Supports Scrambler function
  • Supports asymmetrical link


Function Description
Maximum Number of Lanes 16
Transfer Rate (Effective Transfer Rate) 8Gbps (6.4Gbps)
Encoding 8B/10B
Data Width Per Lane 16 bit, 32 bit

Supported Devices

  • Cyclone® V GX
  • Cyclone® 10 GX
  • Arria® 10 GX

* Please contact Macnica sales department for information about other devices.


  • Encrypted RTL (Verilog HDL)
  • Reference design
  • Simulation environment (For ModelSim)
  • User's manual, Reference manual


8b/10b High-speed Serial Interface IP (ION 8b10b) PDF

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