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AR# 46768

13.3, 13.4, 14.1 Spartan-6 GTP IBERT - The line rate shows an incorrect rate when running at 2.5 Gbps

Description

There is a known issue with the Spartan-6 FPGA GTP IBERT core in 13.3, 13.4, and 14.1.This answer recorddiscusses the issue in detail.

Solution

The Spartan-6 FPGA GTP IBERT core in 13.3, 13.4, and 14.1does not show the correct line rate when the transceiver is set to 2.5 Gbps. Instead, the IBERT core shows a line rate of 2.042 Gbps. This should not cause an issue with evaluating the transceivers in the Spartan-6 device, since it is actually running at 2.5G. This only affects the link status rate shown in the interface. This issue is to be addressed in version 14.2 of the tools.

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AR# 46768
Date Created 03/26/2012
Last Updated 05/20/2012
Status Active
Type Known Issues
Devices
  • Spartan-6 LXT
Tools
  • ChipScope Pro - 13.3
  • ChipScope Pro - 13.4
  • ChipScope Pro - 14.1
IP
  • ChipScope Pro IBERT for Spartan-6 GTP