We have detected your current browser version is not the latest one. Xilinx.com uses the latest web technologies to bring you the best online experience possible. Please upgrade to a Xilinx.com supported browser:Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, Safari. Thank you!

AR# 43665

MIG Spartan-6 MCB - MCB Hard Calibration


The MCB performs the hard calibration step to determine the correct read window for data capture with DQS during memory reads.

NOTE:This Answer Record is part of the Xilinx MIG Solution Center(Xilinx Answer 34243).The Xilinx MIG Solution Center is available to address all questions related to MIG. Whether you are starting a new design with MIG or troubleshooting a problem, use the MIG Solution Center to guide you to the right information.


Afterthe input calibration phase and the DQS centering phase, the soft calibration logic passes control to the MCB to perform the hard calibration step. The hard calibration determines the proper window to enable the DQS signal for data capture during reads from the memory. This gates any tri-state noise on DQS and enables the sampling of the DQ data with the DQS strobes.During this phase, the MCB writes a xFF00 pattern to memory location x0000 and continuously reads it back.At the end of this step, the MCB asserts the MCB_UODONECAL signal and passes control back to the soft calibration logic to perform the continuous DQS tuning phase.

Linked Answer Records

Associated Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
43630 MIG Spartan-6 MCB - PHY Calibration Steps N/A N/A
AR# 43665
Date 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Spartan-6 LX
  • Spartan-6 LXT
  • MIG
Page Bookmarked