AR# 47692


LogiCORE IP RXAUI - Release Notes and Known Issues for v2.x and earlier


This answer record contains the Release Notes for the LogiCORE IP RXAUI Core and includes the following:

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

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

For RXAUI v3.0 and later Release Notes, see (Xilinx Answer 54249).


New Features in Latest v2.4 Core

  • ISE 14.3 and Vivado 2012.3 tools support
  • Incorporated latest Transceiver Wizard wrappers
  • Artix-7 device support
  • Zynq-7000 device support
  • Added Example Design Clocking / Reset Modules
  • Marvell RXAUI disabled for -1 speed grade Kintex-7 and Virtex-7 devices
  • Dune Alternate RXAUI mode removed

Supported Devices

  • All 7 series devices (FF packages only).
    • Kintex-7 and Virtex-7 Marvell Mode requires a minimum of -2 speed grade, all speed grades for Dune mode.
    • Artix-7 requires a minimum of -2 speed grade for all modes.
  • All Virtex-6 devices

Note: For the previous version "New Features" and "Supported Devices", see the readme.txt or version information file available with the generated core.

Known Issues

This table correlates the core version to the first ISE or Vivado tools release version in which it was included.

Core Version ISE Version Vivado Version
v2.4 (Rev 1) ISE 14.5 NA
v2.4 ISE 14.3 2012.3
v2.3 ISE 14.1 2012.1
v2.2 ISE 13.4 NA
v2.1 ISE 13.1 NA
v1.2 ISE 12.1 NA
v1.1rev1 ISE 11.5 NA
v1.1 ISE 11.3 NA

NOTE: The "Version Found" column lists the version the problem was first discovered. The problem might also exist in earlier versions, but no specific testing has been performed to verify earlier versions.

Answer Record
Version Found
Version Resolved
(Xilinx Answer 58083) Update to 7-Series GTX Transceiver attribute - RXDFEXYDEN v2.1 Work-around in answer record
(Xilinx Answer 56313) Update to 7 Series GTP reset logic v2.4 (Rev. 1) Work-around in answer record
(Xilinx Answer 55445) 7 Series - Required GTP/GTX and GTH transceiver updates v2.4 v2.4 (Rev. 1)
(Xilinx Answer 52414) 7 Series GT Transceivers - Updates maybe need to GT wrapper files v2.4 v2.4 (Rev. 1)
(Xilinx Answer 50848) 7 Series GT Transceivers - Reset might be needed after disabling Loopback v2.3 v2.4
(Xilinx Answer 46705) Targeting 7 Series FPGAs General ES hardware v2.2 v2.3
(Xilinx Answer 46524) Receive data errors might be seen in Marvell mode v2.2 v2.3
(Xilinx Answer 46523) Alignment Fails to Complete at Startup v2.2 v2.3
(Xilinx Answer 46483) 7 Series - Core fails to regain Synchronization after link partner restarts transmission v2.2 v2.3
(Xilinx Answer 45731) 7 Series - Timing Failure in Marvell Mode v2.2 v2.3
(Xilinx Answer 43482) 7 Series GTX Transceiver Reset Requirements Upon Configuration v2.1 v2.2
(Xilinx Answer 44393) 7 Series GTX Transceiver - GTRXRESET pin must be asserted until the PLL has locked v2.1 v2.2
(Xilinx Answer 42842) 7 Series GTX Transceiver - PLLREFCLK selection change causing simulation issue in ISE Design Suite v2.1 v2.2
(Xilinx Answer 42850) 7 Series Example Design Fails in BitGen v2.1 v2.2
(Xilinx Answer 42674) 7 Series Transceiver Wrapper - GTX Port Name Changes in 13.2 ISE design tools v2.1 v2.2
(Xilinx Answer 40865) Only the FlipChip Virtex-7 and Kintex-7 device packages are supported v2.1 v2.2
(Xilinx Answer 39493) Virtex-6 - GTX Transceiver Delay Aligner Errata and Work-around v1.2 v2.1
(Xilinx Answer 33893) Virtex-6 - MAP errors for some device packages v1.1 v1.2
(Xilinx Answer 34160) Virtex-6 - MMCM can cause DRC errors v1.1 v1.1rev1
(Xilinx Answer 33649) Virtex-6 - GTX default setting for TXDIFFCTRL could result in electrical idle condition v1.1 v1.1rev1
(Xilinx Answer 33488) Virtex-6 - GTX powerdown reset logic should be updated v1.1 v1.1rev1
(Xilinx Answer 33486) Virtex-6 - GTX wrappers Update needed for reset logic in block level v1.1 v1.1rev1

Vivado Design Suite Specific Known Issues

Answer Record
Version Found
Version Resolved
(Xilinx Answer 50494) Potential Naming conflict for Verilog Modules v2.3 v2.4
(Xilinx Answer 47666) Vivado 2012.1 - Guidance for Simulating Ethernet IP cores v2.3 N/A

Linked Answer Records

Child Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
55445 RXAUI v2.4, 7 Series - Required GTP/GTX and GTH transceiver updates N/A N/A
56313 RXAUI v3.0 rev1, v2.4 rev1 - Update to 7 Series GTP reset logic N/A N/A
AR# 47692
Date 10/29/2013
Status Active
Type Release Notes
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