The 7 Series Integrated Block for PCI Express core does not link up successfully on an Intel Z77 (Ivy Bridge) platform. This affects the out-of-the-box experience for customers wishing to use the Artix-7 FPGA AC701 Evaluation Kit TRD.
This is a known issue for the core implemented in Artix and Kintex devices due toan Intel errata. To work around this issue, please refer to (Xilinx Answer 51135).
An out-of-the-box solution is available to enable customers to run the Artix-7 FPGA AC701 Evaluation Kit TRD. This involves using a particular set of files (.bit and .mcs file) when running the TRD. The files needed,a7_base_trd.bit and AC701.mcs, can be found below.
For information on how to run the Artix-7 FPGA AC701 TRD, please refer to UG964, AC701 Base Targeted Reference Design User Guide, UG964.
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