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AR# 47477

7 Series FPGAs Transceiver Wizard v2.1 - Known Issues and Release Notes

Description

This answer record contains the Known Issues and Release Notes for the 7 Series FPGAs Transceiver Wizard v2.1 released with the ISE 14.1 and Vivado 2012.1 software.

Solution

Introduction

For installation instructions for this release, see:
http://www.xilinx.com/ipcenter/coregen/ip_update_install_instructions.htm

For system requirements, see:
http://www.xilinx.com/ipcenter/coregen/ip_update_system_requirements.htm

This file contains release notes for the Xilinx LogiCORE IP 7 Series FPGAs Transceivers Wizard v2.1 solution. For the latest core updates, see the product page at:
http://www.xilinx.com/content/xilinx/en/products/intellectual-property/7-series_fpga_transceivers_wizard.html

New Features

ISE Design Suite

  • ISE 14.1 software support
  • Support for GTP Transceiver
  • Support for PCIE Gen1/Gen2 protocol for GTX and GTH Transceiver
  • Enhanced Example Design for GTX and GTH
  • Support for Initial ES for GTH

Vivado Design Suite

  • 2012.1 software support
  • Support for GTP Transceiver
  • Support for PCIE Gen1/Gen2 protocol for GTX and GTH Transceiver
  • Enhanced Example Design for GTX and GTH
  • Support for Initial ES for GTH

Supported Devices

ISE Design Suite

The following device families are supported by the core for this release.

  • All Virtex-7 devices

Vivado Design Suite

  • All Virtex-7 devices

Resolved Issues

ISE Design Suite

  • Enhancements to Example Design for GTX and GTH
    Description: A new module has been added for Initialization and Reset in the Example Design for GTX and GTH. This module demonstrates the initialization procedure to be followed as described in UG769.

    Version(s) Fixed:
    CR 640548
  • Support for Initial ES - GTH
    Description: Port and Attribute Settings are updated to support GTH Initial ES

    Version(s) Fixed:
    CR 652365
  • New Protocol Support for GTX
    Description: Protocol templates are added for: HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI.
    Please note that these templates have not been tested on hardware.
  • New Protocol Support for GTH
    Description: Protocol templates are added for: XAUI, RXAUI, OTL3.4, 1000BASE-X PCS/PMA, QSGMII, CPRI.
    Please note that these templates have not been tested on hardware.
  • New Protocol Support for GTP
    Description: Protocol templates are added for: Display Port, CPRI, 1000BASE-X PCS/PMA, QSGMI, V-by-One, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI, RXAUI, XAUI.
    Please note that these templates have not been tested on hardware.

Vivado Design Suite

  • Enhancements to Example Design for GTX and GTH
    Description: A new module has been added for Initialization and Resetin the Example Design for GTX and GTH. This module demonstrates theinitialization procedure to be followed as described in UG769.

    Version(s) Fixed:
    CR 640548
  • Support for Initial ES - GTH
    Description: Port and Attribute Settings are updated to support GTH Initial ES

    Version(s) Fixed:
    CR 652365
  • New Protocol Support for GTX
    Description: Protocol templates are added for: HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI.
    Please note that these templates have not been tested on hardware.
  • New Protocol Support for GTH
    Description: Protocol templates are added for: XAUI, RXAUI, OTL3.4, 1000BASE-X PCS/PMA, QSGMII, CPRI.
    Please note that these templates have not been tested on hardware.
  • New Protocol Support for GTP
    Description: Protocol templates are added for: Display Port, CPRI, 1000BASE-X PCS/PMA, QSGMI, V-by-One, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI, RXAUI, XAUI.
    Please note that these templates have not been tested on hardware.

Known Issues

ISE Design Suite

The following are known issues for v2.1 of this core at time of release:

  • Support for GTP Transceiver
    Description:
    a) ISE Simulator Support for GTP is disabled in 14.1.
    b) Implementation using Synplify is not supported in 14.1
    c) Timing Simulation is disabled in 14.1
    d) User can expect issues during Place and Route phase of Implementation due to issues in Tool flow

Vivado Design Suite

The following are known issues for v2.1 of this core at time of release:

  • Support for GTP Transceiver
    Description:
    a) ISE Simulator support for GTP is disabled in 14.1.
    b) Implementation using Synplify is not supported in 14.1
    c) Timing Simulation is disabled in 14.1
    d) User can expect issues during Place and Route phase of Implementation due to issues in Tool flow

The most recent information, including known issues, workarounds, and resolutions for this version is provided in the IP Release Notes Guide located at: http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/user_guides/xtp025.pdf

Technical Support

To obtain technical support, create a WebCase. Questions are routed to a team with expertise using this product.

Xilinx provides technical support for use of this product when used according to the guidelines described in the core documentation, and cannot guarantee timing, functionality, or support of this product for designs that do not follow specified guidelines.

Other Information

Core Release History

Date By Version Description
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04/24/2012 Xilinx, Inc. 2.1 ISE 14.1 and Vivado 2012.1 support
01/18/2012 Xilinx, Inc. 1.6 ISE 13.4 support
10/19/2011 Xilinx. Inc. 1.5 ISE 13.3 support
06/22/2011 Xilinx, Inc. 1.4 ISE 13.2 support
03/01/2011 Xilinx, Inc. 1.3 ISE 13.1 support
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AR# 47477
Date Created 05/01/2012
Last Updated 11/11/2014
Status Active
Type Release Notes
Devices
  • Artix-7
  • Kintex-7
  • Virtex-7
IP
  • 7 Series FPGAs Transceivers Wizard