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AR# 34484

12.1 EDK - How can I simulate an Ethernet design with packet transmission and reception?


I would like to simulate anEDK Ethernet design for receiving and transmitting packets. But I do not have a PHY model that can be connected to the EMAC.How do I simulate this environment?


Generate a CORE Generator EMAC core with the targeted interface (MII/GMII/SGMII) and use the generated testbench in EDK.

TheCORE Generator testbench stimulus provides packets at the MAC's physical interface, so within the EDK design, the user program can wait for a packet reception and send it back to the EMAC for transmission. TheCORE Generator testbench then verifies the newly transmitted (looped-back) packet.

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Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
34609 12.x EDK - Master Answer Record List N/A N/A
AR# 34484
Date Created 06/18/2010
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
  • EDK - 11.4
  • ISE Design Suite - 11.4
  • EDK - 12.1
  • XPS Ethernet Lite