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AR# 40627

LogiCORE IP 10-Gigabit Ethernet MAC v10.2 - Release Notes and Known Issues for ISE Design Tools 13.1/13.3/13.3

Description

This Answer Record contains the Release Notes for the LogiCORE IP 10-Gigabit Ethernet MAC v10.2 core, which was released in ISE design tools13.1, and contains the following information:

  • New Features
  • Supported Devices
  • Bug Fixes
  • Known Issues

For installation instructions, general CORE Generator software known issues, and design tools requirements, see the IP Release Notes Guide.

Solution

New Features

  • 13.1/13.2/13.3 ISE software support

Supported Devices

  • Virtex-6 XC CXT/LXT/SXT/HXT
  • Virtex-6 XC Lower Power LXT/SXT
  • Virtex-6 XQ LXT/SXT
  • Spartan-6 XC LX/LXT, -3 and -4
  • Virtex-5 XC LX/LXT/SXT/TXT/FXT
  • Virtex-5 XQ LX/LXT/SXT/FXT
  • Virtex-4 XC LX/SX/FX

Resolved Issues

  • (Xilinx Answer 39537) - LogiCORE IP 10-Gigabit Ethernet MAC v10.1 - Timing Simulation targeting Virtex-6 devices reports RX_DATA is incorrect

Known Issues Resolved in v10.2rev1

  • (Xilinx Answer 43057) - LogiCORE IP 10-Gigabit Ethernet MAC v10.2 - Errors inserted when transmitting frames of almost max length

Known Issues Resolved in v10.2rev2

  • (Xilinx Answer 44939) LogiCORE IP 10-Gigabit Ethernet MAC v10.2 - Sending continuous jumbo frames in WAN mode causes the core to hang

Known Issues in v10.2 / v10.2 rev1 / v10.2 rev2

  • (Xilinx Answer 35835) - LogiCORE IP 10-Gigabit Ethernet MAC v10.1 and earlier - tx_underrun must be assert with tx_data_valid
  • (Xilinx Answer 35836) - LogiCORE IP 10-Gigabit Ethernet MAC - Timing errors seen when targeting Virtex-4 FPGAs
  • (Xilinx Answer 40899) - LogiCORE IP 10-Gigabit Ethernet MAC v10.2 - Timing Simulation timeouts and mismatches seen in certain core configurations for Spartan-6 and Virtex-4 device

Download Rev2 Update

To get the Rev2 update with the resolved issues described above, apply the following patch to the Xilinx 13.x ISE software installation:

http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/ise13_updates/ar40627_ten_gig_eth_mac_v10_2_rev2.zip

Install the patch by extracting the contents of the zip archive to the root directory of the Xilinx 13.x ISE software installation. Select the option that allows the extractor to overwrite all of the existing files and maintain the directory structure predefined in the archive.

After installing the patch, regenerate the LogiCORE IP 10-Gigabit Ethernet MAC v10.2 in the 13.x CORE Generator tool. For further information on finding the Xilinx installation and using environment variables, see (Xilinx Answer 11630).

Note: You might need system administrator privileges to install the patch if you do not have write permissions to the Xilinx installation directory.

Rev1 Update Download Link

http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/ise13_updates/ar40627_ten_gig_eth_mac_v10_2_rev1.zip

Note: Fixes in Rev1 Update are also included in the Rev2 Update. Therefore, the Rev1 Update installation is not required if the Rev2 Update is installed.

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AR# 40627
Date Created 02/25/2011
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
IP
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet Media Access Controller