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AR# 69370

RS Encoder v8.0, v9.0 – IP does not keep s_axis_input_tready asserted if a single control value is sampled before data is sampled

Description

The s_axis_input_tready signal is sometimes forced low when it should remain high. 

This happens when a single ctrl write occurs, and a new data codeword has not been started with s_axis_input_tvalid prior to, or simultaneously to the write.

Solution

This is known issue with v8.0 and v9.0 of the Reed Solomon core. This issue is expected to be fixed in the Vivado 2017.3 release.

Configurations affected:

Variable block length = true, Variable Number of Check Symbols = true (i.e any configuration where there is an s_axis_ctrl interface).

Work-around:

Assert s_axis_input_tvalid for the data corresponding to a particular control word simultaneously to, or prior to, the s_axis_ctrl_tvalid for that control word.

Alternatively, always make sure at least two control words have been written and are stored in the core prior to any data input corresponding to the first control word.

AR# 69370
Date 06/23/2017
Status Active
Type General Article
IP
  • Reed-Solomon Encoder
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