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AR# 45707

LogiCORE IP Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC v5.2 - Release Notes and Known Issues for ISE 13.4 Software

Description

This Answer Record contains the Release Notes for the LogiCORE IP Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC v5.2 Core, first released in theISE 13.4 software,and includes the following:
  • New Features
  • Supported Devices
  • Resolved Issues
  • Known Issues
For installation instructions, general CORE Generator software known issues, and design tools requirements, see the IP Release Notes Guide.

Solution

New Features

  • ISE 13.4 software support
  • Artix-7 FPGA Support
  • Optional Built-in AVB
  • Improved Example design
  • New BIST mode with built-in pattern generator and checker
  • Activity indication

Supported Devices

  • Virtex-7
  • Kintex-7
  • Artex-7
  • Virtex-6 XC CXT/LXT/SXT/HXT
  • Virtex-6 XQ LXT/SXT
  • Virtex-6 Lower Power XC LXT/SXT
  • Spartan-6 XC LX/LXT
  • Spartan-6 XQ LX/LXT

Resolved Issues in v5.2

  • (Xilinx Answer 42847) LogiCORE IP Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC v5.1 - Why does the Example Design fail in bitgen when targeting Virtex-7 or Kintex-7 devices
  • (Xilinx Answer 42089) LogiCORE IP Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC v5.1 and earlier - ERROR:NgdBuild:973 - The temac symbol is not supported
  • (Xilinx Answer 42926) LogiCORE IP Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC v5.1 - Error Invalid target device when running 7-Series Example design in 13.2

Known Issues Resolved in v5.2 rev1

  • (Xilinx Answer 46167) Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC v5.2 - Example Design UCF and Implementation Scripts are missing

    Known Issues in v5.2 rev1

    • (Xilinx Answer 40028) LogiCORE IP Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC and Virtex-6 FPGA Embedded Tri-mode Ethernet MAC Wrapper v2.1 and later - Meeting GMII and RGMII setup and hold times when targeting Virtex-6 FPGAs
    • (Xilinx Answer 35336)LogiCORE IP Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC - Meeting GMII setup and hold times when targeting Spartan-6 FPGAs
    • (Xilinx Answer 45724) LogiCORE IP Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC v5.2 and earlier - Targeting Spartan-6 and Virtex-6 Q grade parts
    • (Xilinx Answer 45527) LogiCORE IP Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC v5.1/v5.2 - UCF changes needed to target KC705 RevC/RevD boards

    Download Rev1 Update

    To get the Rev1 update to resolve the issue described above, apply the following patch to the Xilinx ISE 13.4 software installation:
    http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/ise13_updates/ar45707_tri_mode_eth_mac_v5_2_rev1.zip

    Install the patch by extracting the contents of the ".zip" archive to the root directory of the Xilinx ISE 13.4 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 Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC v5.2 core in the 13.4 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 Xilinxinstallation directory.

    AR# 45707
    Date Created 01/09/2012
    Last Updated 05/16/2012
    Status Active
    Type Release Notes
    IP
    • Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC