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Aurora Solution Center


The Aurora Solution Center is a resource to help answer any questions related to the Aurora cores.

Whether implementation, board level, or any other aspect of the design process, the Solution Center aims to guide you to the correct information.

Design Assistant

Aurora Solution Center - Design Assistant

The Aurora Design Assistant walks you through the recommended design flow for Aurora 8B10B/ Aurora 64B66B designs while debugging commonly encountered issues, such as simulation issues, Initialization failures, and data errors.

The Design Assistant provides useful design and troubleshooting information, but also points you to the exact documentation you need to read to help you design efficiently with Aurora 8B10B/Aurora 64B66B.

Note: This Answer Record is a part of the Xilinx Aurora Solution Center (Xilinx Answer 21263).

The Xilinx Aurora Solution Center is available to address all questions related to Aurora 8B10B/Aurora 64B66B.

Whether you are starting a new design with Aurora or troubleshooting a problem, use the Aurora Solution Center to guide you to the right information.

Please first select the design phase where you have a question or are troubleshooting an issue related to your Aurora design.

This ensures that the Aurora Design Assistant points you to the information you need to continually move forward with your design.

(Xilinx Answer 64088) Core Generation
(Xilinx Answer 64089) Design Implementation
(Xilinx Answer 64090) IPI Flow
(Xilinx Answer 64091) Simulation
(Xilinx Answer 64092) Hardware Debug

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
64088 Aurora Design Assistant - Core generation N/A N/A
64089 Aurora Design Assistant - Design Implementation N/A N/A
64090 Aurora Design Assistant - IPI flow N/A N/A
64091 Aurora Design Assistant - Simulation N/A N/A
64092 Aurora Design Assistant - Hardware Debug N/A N/A


Aurora Solution Center - Documentation

This answer record contains a list of all of the documentation that is relevant to Aurora IPs.

It includes user guides, data sheets, errata with transceiver-related items, application notes, and white papers.

Aurora 8B/10B:

Aurora 64B/66B:

Aurora 8B/10B Virtex-4 FX:

Application Notes:

Design Advisories

Design Advisory Master Answer Record for LogiCORE IP Aurora 8B10B and Aurora 64B66B

Design Advisory Answer Records are created for issues that are important to designs currently in progress and are selected to be included in the Xilinx Alert Notification System. 

For a list of all current Release Notes and Known Issues for Aurora 8B10B IP, please refer to the IP Release Notes Guide:


Design Advisory Alerted on January 21, 2013:

01/21/2013 (Xilinx Answer 53304) Design Advisory for Aurora 8B10B v8.3 - OOB attribute settings update for 7 series GTX/GTH Transceivers and Zynq-7000 SoC Transceivers

Design Advisory Alerted on October 28, 2013:

10/28/2013 (Xilinx Answer 51554) Design Advisory for Aurora 64B66B v8.1 or earlier - Core initialization is inconsistent on consecutive RESET and PMA_INIT inputs

Design Advisory Alerted on August 3, 2015:

08/03/2015 (Xilinx Answer 64793) Design Advisory for Aurora 8B10B v11.0 (or) earlier - Artix-7 GTP - Simplex RX core is not de-asserting MMCM Reset and as a result RXRESETDONE is not HIGH

Design Advisory Alerted on May 9, 2016:

05/09/2016 (Xilinx Answer 66963) Design Advisory for Aurora 8B10B v11.0 Rev2 or later - Artix-7 GTP - Channel up toggles periodically for Verilog IP

Revision History:

01/21/2013 Initial release
10/28/2013 Updated DAAR#51554
08/03/2015 Updated DAAR#64793
05/09/2016 Updated DAAR#66963