Audio Video (AV) IP Core

The New Wave DV Fibre Channel Audio Video (FC-AV) core provides a complete hardware IP solution for the FC-AV protocol.

The core provides full FC compliance, hardware-based FC-AV container processing, and offload of FC frame handling including: FC-AV Container offload, hardware-based AV Object processing, 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 a FPGA and providing the complete design from processor interface to FC-AV 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-AV 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: V1151 (Quad-Port)V1152 (12-Port)V1153 (12-Port Rugged) 

PCIe: V5051 (Quad-Port)V5052 (16-Port)


  • FC-AV compliant interface with hardware based offload
  • Hardware DMA engines with FC-AV container mapping
  • FC-AV container processing 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-AV offload
  • Hardware-based FC-AV container processing and host DMA setup
  • Leverage proven technology for standard interface implementation


Supported Devices

Xilinx: Virtex, Kintex, Artix FPGAs

Intel (Altera): Stratix, Arria, Cyclone, Zynq 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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