Anonymous Subscriber Messaging (ASM) IP Core

The New Wave DV Fibre Channel Anonymous Subscriber Messaging (FC-ASM) core provides a complete hardware IP solution for the FC-ASM protocol.

The core provides full FC compliance, hardware-based message label filtering, hardware mapping of message label to host memory, and complete offload of ASM handling including: Transmit messages, Receive messages, CSU frames, DMA controller, frame building/checking, and CRC generation/checking.

The host interface to the core can be AXI or PCIe. The core is built for dropping into an FPGA and providing the complete design from processor interface to FC-ASM network interface.

This core is targeted towards applications in aerospace and has been used on a wide range of parts at varying operating rates. The core comes with test-benches and example code, making design integration a straightforward task.

Evaluation versions of the FC-ASM IP core are available and New Wave DV has a set of standard form-factor boards featuring FPGAs, Fibre Channel optics, and off-the-shelf reference designs for quick evaluation of the IP core.

Get This IP Core Pre-Loaded on the Following FPGA Cards:

PMC/XMC: V1141 (Quad-Port)V1153 (12-Port Rugged)


  • FC-ASM compliant interface with hardware-based offload
  • Hardware DMA engines with message label mapped buffers
  • Receive and transmit functions offloaded in hardware
  • Supports 1/2/4/8/16G data rates
  • Configurable number of ports in a single FPGA
  • AXI-based host interface for embedded or PCIe based processors


  • Increased performance with hardware-based FC-ASM offload
  • Hardware-based message label filtering and host DMA setup
  • Leverage proven technology for standard interface implementation


Supported Devices

Xilinx: Virtex, Kintex, Artix FPGAs

Intel (Altera): Stratix, Arria, Cyclone FPGAs

Microsemi: SmartFusion2, Igloo2 FPGAs

Supported Rates


Operating Frequencies

1G: 26Mhz

2G: 53MHz

4G: 106MHz

8G: 212Mhz

16G: 212Mhz (double data width)

Applications App

  • Avionics vehicle and mission systems
  • Industrial/Machine vision systems

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May 4th, 2020: New Wave DV acquires FlightWire Technology, LLC.
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