AR# 41151: Design Assistant for PCI Express - What happens if link has 8b10b errors?
Design Assistant for PCI Express - What happens if link has 8b10b errors?
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.
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
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