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AR# 31585

LogiCORE PCI Express - How do I implement a Root Complex or Switch inside Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs?

Description

This Answer Record provides information regarding the implementation of a Root complex or Switch device inside Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs.

Solution

The Xilinx Endpoint Block Plus for PCI Express and Xilinx Endpoint Softcore for PCI Express solutions are Endpoint only solutions and cannot be used in Root Complex, Downstream or Switch configurations. Please refer to UG341 (Block Plus) or UG185 (Endpoint Softcore) for more information on the two Virtex-5 Endpoint solutions.

Endpoint Block Plus User Guide UG341:

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/ip_documentation/pcie_blk_plus_ug341.pdf

Endpoint Softcore User Guide UG185:

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/ip_documentation/pci_exp_ep_ug185.pdf

For applications requiring Root Complex, Downstream or Switch capabilities, Xilinx Alliance partners offer a fabric-based IP solution. The following are links for more information on their product offerings:

Northwest Logic:

http://www.nwlogic.com/products/pci_express_solution.html

PLDA:

http://www.plda.com/index.php

Revision History

09/09/2008 - Initial Release

AR# 31585
Date Created 09/09/2008
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article