A number of initialization updates are needed for the Ten Gigabit Ethernet PCS/PMA v2.3 core when targeting 7 series devices.
To get these updates, update to the Ten Gigabit Ethernet PCS/PMA v2.4 core available in ISE 14.2/Vivado 2012.2 Design Suites.
Below is a list of initialization updates added to the v2.4 core:
- In Simulation, FEC block slipcount register does not get initialized
- Block-level HDL wrapper logic update needed to remove reset deadlock when cable is pulled
- In Simulation, core_status not initialized to 0
- PCS Reset was resetting the FEC error counters, should be PMA Reset
- Need to switch GT to LPM mode during AN phase
- Updated example design with latest 14.2 GTX/GTH attributes
- Block-level HDL wrapper logic update needed to delay on RXUSRRDY to allow RXCDR to lock
- Update to add a free-running counter to AN block for initializing the Nonce generator
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