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AR# 41151

Design Assistant for PCI Express - What happens if link has 8b10b errors?

Description

What can be done to solve 8b10b errors?

Note: This Answer Record is a part of the Xilinx Solution Center for PCI Express(Xilinx Answer 34536). TheXilinx Solution Center for PCI Express is available to address all questions related to PCIe. Whether you are starting a new design with PCIe or troubleshooting a problem, use the Solution Center for PCIeto guide you to the right information.

Solution

If the MGTs RXSTATUS port is reporting 8b10b errors, these must be root caused. The User Guides contain a chapter on "Board Design Guidelines" that includes helpful information regarding board layout. Also, review the MGT power supplies and ensure they are correct.

Revision History
03/09/2011 - Initial Release
AR# 41151
Date Created 03/10/2011
Last Updated 05/19/2012
Status Active
Type Known Issues
IP
  • Virtex-6 FPGA Integrated Block for PCI Express ( PCIe )
  • Spartan-6 FPGA Integrated Endpoint Block for PCI Express ( PCIe )