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NVMe IP coreNVMe PCIe Gen4 SSD is available!!

NVMe-IP

NVMe IP core is standalone NVMe Host Controller with built-in optimized PCIe Bridge and Internal Memory Buffer, designed to handle NVMe Protocol without need CPU/OS and External DDR memory. It’s recommended for the application which requires high performance, high storage capacity, very compact system size and easily to support multiple NVMe SSDs.
NVMeG4 IP including PCIe Gen4 Soft IP inside enable the NVMe SSD interface for non-embedded PCIe Gen4 Hard IP Devices. Break the barriers of NVMe interface, Allow to build multi-channel RAID system with very high performance and lowest possible FPGA resources consumption. Learn more about NVMeG4 IP
This IP core license includes the reference design for Xilinx FPGA boards. It helps you to reduce development time and cost.

Features

  • Implement application layer to access NVMe PCIe SSD without CPU and external memory (DDR)
  • Simple user control I/F and FIFO interface for data port
  • Direct connect to Integrated Block for PCI Express from Xilinx by using 128-bit bus interface
  • Include 256 Kbyte RAM to be data buffer
  • Support 6 commands, i.e. IDENTIFY, WRITE, READ, Shutdown, SMART, and Flush
  • Supported NVMe device
    • Base Class Code:01h (mass storage), Sub Class Code:08h (Non-volatile), Programming Interface:02h (NVMHCI)
    • MPSMIN (Memory Page Size Minimum): 0 (4Kbyte)
    • MDTS (Maximum Data Transfer Size): 0 (no limitation) or at least 5 (128 Kbyte)
    • LBA unit: 512 byte or 4096 byte
  • NVMeG4 IP with PCIe Gen4 Soft IP for non-PCIe Gen4 Hard IP devices Learn more about NVMeG4 IP
  • raNVMe IP provides more than 500K IOPS Random write access without CPU Learn more about raNVMe IP
  • exFAT & FAT32 file system management without CPU usage (Option)
  • Support PCIe Switch (Customize support, please ask us)
  • Reference design with AB18-PCIeX16 / AB17-M2FMC adapter board available on Xilinx FPGA boards
    Available on Mouser

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Document download

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Common Documents

Document name Update (Revision)
NVMe-IP core Leaflet Rev2.3
NVMe-IP核 Rev2.4CX (中文)
NVMe-IP core Presentation Rev2.2XE
IP core Introduction Video
IP core Introduction

Reference design
Introduction

Technical Documents

Support Devices Zynq UltraScale+ ZCU106/ZCU102, Virtex UltraScale+ VCU118
Kintex UltraScale+ KCU116, Kintex UltraScale KCU105


Zynq-7000 ZC706/mini-ITX, Virtex-7 VC707/VC709, Kintex-7 KC705, Artix-7 AC701
IP core &
Option
Datasheet Reference Design Document Demo Instruction Document Evaluation demo file
* ask password
Demo Video
NVMe-IP Rev3.6 Rev3.5 Rev4.1

FPGA board Setup Rev4.1
ZCU106 (AB18)
VCU118 (AB17)
VCU118 (AB18)
KCU105 (AB18)
KCU105 (AB17)
KC705
AC701
VC707
VC709
ZC706
Z7045


2ch RAID0 Rev1.2 Rev2.0

FPGA board Setup Rev2.0
KCU105 (AB18)
KCU105 (AB17)
4ch RAID0 Rev1.0 Rev1.1 VCU118
Sustain Rate
with DDR
Rev1.0 Rev1.0 KCU105
exFAT-IP for
NVMe-IP
Rev1.4 Rev1.4 Rev2.0 ZCU106
KCU105
exFAT-IP
FTP Server demo
with TOE10G-IP
Rev1.1 Rev2.0
FPGA board Setup Rev2.0
ZCU106
KCU105
FAT32-IP for
NVMe-IP
Rev1.1 Rev1.1 Rev1.1 KCU105
ZC706
NVMe IP for PCIe switch
*Customization Support. Please ask us.
Rev1.1 Rev1.1 Rev1.2 KCU105
ZCU106
VCU118


Free Bit file for evaluation

1-hour limitation bit files are provided. You can evaluate NVMe-IP core on Xilinx FPGA boards.
It requires PCIe Cross Over adapter board AB18-PCIeX16 DesignGateway provided.
Watch youtube demo







NVMeG4-IP with PCIe Gen4 Soft IP


NVMeG4 IP
Evaluation demo on YouTube!!
NVMeG4 IP with PCIe Gen4 Soft IP enable the NVMe SSD interface for non-embedded PCIe Gen4 Hard IP Devices. Break the barriers of NVMe interface, Allow to build multi-channel RAID system with very high performance and lowest possible FPGA resources consumption. Learn more about NVMeG4 IP


Multi-channel NVMe RAID System NVMe SSDs can be driven by Cost competitive & non-PCIe Gen4 Hard IP Devices Achieving 200% performance improvement with just +30% FPGA resources usage.


Accessories for evaluation

Accessories for evaluation Description
AB16-PCIeXOVR PCIe Cross Over adapter board for Xilinx FPGA boards
Download manual

Purchase
AB17-M2FMC M.2-FMC adapter board for NVMe-IP evaluation. Able to connect 2 NVMe SSDs. * SSD is not included.
Download manual

Purchase
AB18-PCIeX16 PCIe x16 Lanes Crossover adapter board for NVMe-IP evaluation
Download manual

Purchase

About price and licence of this IP core, please contact Design Gateway.


Performance

NVMe-IP core achieves ultra high-speed over 3300MBytes/sec !! (on UltraScale KCU105 with Samsung 960Pro*) You can evaluate the performance on Xilinx FPGA boards with free download bit file before purchasing. You can also watch the performance demo on Youtube.
Watch youtube demo



Support Various form factor

By NVMe-IP core, FPGA can connect to various form factor SSDs supporting AHCI. If you adopt M.2 SSD, ultra-compact data recording system will be achieved.
M.2 SSD HHHL PCIe SSD SFF8639 SSD

Application example

NVMe-IP core is the best solution for applications which requires huge data transmission with high-speed.
Surveillance Camera Data Logger Video Editing System Medical Image Analysis Aerospace & Defense

Ultra-Compact Data Recording System with M.2 SSD

By NVMe-IP core and user logic inside FPGA and connecting M.2 SSD, You can build ultra-compact and high-speed data recording system easily.


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