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AR# 38319

Design Assistant for V4/V5/V6 FPGA Embedded Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC - Hardware Debug and Link Bring up

Description

This answer record identifies starting points when debugging hardware and link bring up issues to the Virtex-4/Virtex-5/Virtex-6 FPGA Embedded Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC.

Note: This Answer Record is a part of the Ethernet IP Solution Center (Xilinx Answer 38279).The Xilinx Solution Center for Ethernet IP is available to address all questions related to Ethernet IP. Whether you are starting a new design with Ethernet IP cores or troubleshooting a problem, use the Ethernet IP Solution Center to guide you to the right information.

Solution

The Debugging Designs Chapter at the end of the Virtex-6 and Virtex-5 FPGA Embedded TEMAC Wrapper Getting Started Guide has a Hardware debug section with guidance on:
  • General Checks for Hardware Debug
  • Debugging Problems with Transmitting and Receiving Frames
  • Link Bring Up Using 1000BASE-X or SGMII
  • Problems with the MDIO
  • Configuring the Ethernet MAC to the Correct Speed

The Getting Started Guides are available at the below links:
http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/ip_documentation/v6_emac_gsg545.pdf
http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/ip_documentation/v5_emac_gsg340.pdf

Linked Answer Records

Master Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
38279 Ethernet IP Solution Center N/A N/A

Associated Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
38281 Ethernet IP Solution Center - Virtex-4/-5/-6 FPGA Embedded Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC Design Assistant N/A N/A
AR# 38319
Date Created 10/08/2010
Last Updated 01/23/2013
Status Active
Type General Article
Devices
  • Virtex-4 FX
  • Virtex-5 FXT
  • Virtex-5 LXT
  • More
  • Virtex-5 SXT
  • Virtex-6 LXT
  • Virtex-6 SXT
  • Less
IP
  • Virtex-6 FPGA Embedded Tri-mode Ethernet MAC Wrapper
  • Virtex-5 Embedded Tri-mode Ethernet MAC Wrapper
  • Virtex-4 Tri-Mode Ethernet Media Access Controller