AR# 40733


Virtex-6 FPGA GTX Transceiver - Using RXELECIDLE above 5Gbps


There are three noted use cases where the electrical idle circuit in the Virtex-6 GTX Transceiver can be utilized:
  • Hot Plug situations
  • Detection of a cable unplug
  • Detection of plug-in
This Answer Record discusses how to utilize the GTX transceiver in each of these conditions.


  • For Hot Plug situations:
    2. Ensure OOB_THRESHOLD is set to the recommended value.
    3. Ensure that incoming TX is above 300 mVppd for a 101010 pattern at the RX package balls.
  • For cable un-plugged:
    1. RXELECIDLE will always be asserted.
      • Ensure that noise (Xtalk) does not exceed 40 mVppd on the RX input.
  • For plug-in detect:
    1. Monitor RXELECIDLE for transitions.
    2. Once a transition is detected:
      1. RXCDRRESET and GTXTEST[3] (DFERESET) should be asserted and de-asserted simultaneously.
      2. Wait for more than 50 microseconds, RXRESET is to be asserted.
      3. Monitor RXDATA for error free operation.
      4. If there are data errors and RXELECIDLE =0, then repeat Stepsa through c).
AR# 40733
Date 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
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