Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) IP Core

The New Wave DV Fibre Channel Remote Direct Memory Access (FC-RDMA) core provides a complete layer 4 hardware IP solution for the FC-RDMA protocol.

The core provides full FC compliance, hardware-based LUN mapping, and complete offload of RDMA frame handling including: FCP Data IU offload, hardware Command IU Response, 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-RDMA 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-RDMA 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-RDMA compliant interface with hardware based offload
  • Hardware DMA engines with LUN mapping
  • FCP Data IU 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-RDMA offload
  • Hardware-based Data IU mapping 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
  • 1/2/4/8/16G
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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