AR# 33793


IBERT Design Assistant - How is the Channel Reset switch in the IBERT user interface implemented?


How is the reset implemented in the ChipScope IBERT Core?

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The reset in the IBERT core is implemented differently depending on the device family that is being used. A description of how the reset is implemented for each device family is listed below.

7 Series Device Family

The reset is implemented as a hardware state machine. The highest level resets are asserted first (for instance,GTXRESET). Any MMCMs in the design will be held in reset while the PLL in the GT is locking. Once RESETDONE is released, the logic in the IBERT core and error counters are reset.

Virtex-6 Family and Spartan-6 Family

This reset is implemented in the same way as the 7 Series reset.

Virtex-5 Device Family

The resets are driven by software with a sequence similar to Virtex-6, Spartan-6 and 7 Series, but the resets are triggered through register accesses to the core. In general, this is a less reliable method of resetting the transceivers, which is why the change was made in the newer device families.



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