Getting Started with Altera's 40 nm PCI Express Solutions (Legacy Course) (OPCI1101)

102 Minutes Online Course

Course Description

In this online course, you will see how to build PCI Express® solutions targeting the Cyclone® IV GX, Arria® II GX/GZ, Stratix® IV GX/GT, and HardCopy® IV GX devices. You will learn about the PCI Express Hard IP blocks and how to customize its layers using the Quartus® II software to create your own PCI Express design. You will see how to integrate a PCI Express solution into an embedded system using the Qsys system integration tool. You may download exercise instructions so you can practice developing and verifying a PCI Express system on your own.

To learn about Cyclone V, Arria V and Stratix V PCIe design, please see the training Getting Started with Altera's 28 nm PCI Express Solutions.

At Course Completion

You will be able to:

  • Describe the features and functionality of the PCI Express hard IP block found in select Altera® devices
  • Build a PCI Express solution containing the PCI Express hard IP block
  • Successfully integrate a PCI Express hard IP block solution into a Qsys system and describe how it interfaces with the Qsys interconnect

Skills Required

  • Understanding of the PCI Express Protocol specifications
  • Familiarity with common high-speed transceiver architecture OR viewing of the Transceiver Basics online training (OSIIGX1115)
  • Familiarity with FPGA/CPLD design flow
  • Familiarity with the Quartus II design software
  • Some familiarity with Qsys (if using the Qsys flow)

Follow-on Courses

Upon completing this course, we recommend the following courses (in no particular order):

Related Courses

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Applicable Training Curriculum

This course is part of the following Intel FPGA training curriculum:

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