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AR# 53621

Aurora 64B66B - Which silicon revisions are supported by different IP core versions?

Description

This answer record describes silicon revision support for different versions of the Aurora 64B66B IP core and the different transceivers in 7 series FPGAs.

Solution

These tables summarize the supported Aurora 64B66B IP core versions for different silicon versions.

Table 1: GTX Transceivers

IES Silicon GES Silicon Production Silicon
Aurora 64B66B IP Version v6.1(ISE) v7.3 Rev1(Vivado)
v9.0(Vivado) or later
GT Wizard Version v1.5 Rev 2 v2.7(ISE)
v3.0(Vivado)
v2.7(ISE)
v3.0(Vivado) or later
Answer Record - GT Settings Update (Xilinx Answer 43244) (Xilinx Answer 45360) (Xilinx Answer 50617)



Table 2: GTH Transceivers

IES Silicon GES Silicon Production Silicon
Aurora 64B66B IP Version v7.2(ISE) v7.3 Rev1(Vivado)
v9.0 (Vivado) or later
GT Wizard Version v2.2 v2.4 v2.7(ISE)
v3.0(Vivado) or later
Answer Record - GT Settings Update (Xilinx Answer 47128) (Xilinx Answer 51625) NR*


NR* - Not Released

Notes:

  1. The Core versions mentioned in the tables above are recommended to be used when targeting Aurora 64B66B to the respective silicon.
     
  2. The latest version of Aurora 64B66B IP can be targeted to earlier silicon versions.
    This requires the GT settings to be updated to suit the silicon version.
    Please use the correct version of GT wizard (mentioned above) that supports the silicon version for generating the GT wrapper.
  3. Aurora 64B66B does not support Artix-7 GTP transceivers.


For more information on these versions, see the IP Release Notes Guide at: http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/ip_documentation/xtp025.pdf

Revision History
01/08/2013 - Initial Release
02/04/2013 - Added Note 2
04/02/2013 - Updated the core versions to use for production silicon of GTX/GTH
12/05/2013 - Updated the core versions to use for production silicon of GTX/GTH

01/08/2015 - Updated the core versions to use for production silicon of GTX/GTH

AR# 53621
Date Created 12/24/2012
Last Updated 01/08/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
Devices
  • Artix-7
  • Kintex-7
  • Virtex-7
  • Virtex-7 HT
IP
  • Aurora 64B/66B