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AR# 38603

MIG Spartan-6 MCB - Does the MCB support ZQ short calibration (ZQCS) for DDR3?

Description

This section of the MIG Design Assistant focuses on the ZQ Calibration defined by the JEDEC Specification, as it applies to the MIGSpartan-6 MCBDDR3 designs.

Note: This Answer Record is part of the Xilinx MIG Solution Center (Xilinx Answer 34243). The Xilinx MIG Solution Center is available to address all questions related to MIG. Whether you are starting a new design with MIG or troubleshooting a problem, use the MIG Solution Center to guide you to the right information.

Solution

The ZQ Calibration command is used to calibrate DDR3 DRAM Ron & ODT values over PVT. The DDR3 SDRAM needs a longer time to calibrate Ron & ODT at initialization (ZQ long calibration or ZQCL) and relatively smaller time to perform periodic calibrations (ZQ short calibration or ZQCS).

The ZQCL command is used to perform the initial calibration during the power-up initialization sequence. The Spartan-6 MCB supports the ZQCL calibration during the initialization phase only.

The ZQCS command is used to perform periodic calibrations to account for VT variations.The Spartan-6 MCB does not support ZQCS calibration.

Linked Answer Records

Associated Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
40685 MIG Spartan-6 MCB - JEDEC Specification N/A N/A
34355 MIG Virtex-6 DDR3 - JEDEC Specification - ZQ Calibration N/A N/A
AR# 38603
Date Created 10/14/2010
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
Devices
  • Spartan-6 LX
  • Spartan-6 LXT
IP
  • MIG