AR# 38386: 10G Ethernet IP Design Assistant - Hardware Debug and Link Bring up
10G Ethernet IP Design Assistant - Hardware Debug and Link Bring up
This answer record identifies starting points when debugging hardware and link bring up issues with the 10G Ethernet IP.
Note: This Answer Record is a part of the Ethernet IP Solution Center (Xilinx Answer 38279).The Ethernet IP Solution Center 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.
The Debugging Designs Chapter at the end of the XAUI and RXAUI User Guide has a Hardware debug section with guidance on:
General Checks for Hardware Debug
Monitoring the XAUI Core with ChipScope Tool
Problems with Data Reception or Transmission
What Can Cause a Local or Remote Fault?
Link Bring Up
What Can Cause Synchronization and Alignment to Fail?