V-Series Transceiver PHY IP Core User Guide

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Date 7/26/2022
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1. Introduction to the Protocol-Specific and Native Transceiver PHYs

The Arria V, Cyclone V, and Stratix V support three types of transceiver PHY implementations or customization. Some protocol-specific PHY IPs support other device families in addition to the V-series and are specified accordingly at the beginning of each PHY IP chapter in this document.

The three types of transceiver PHY implementations are the following:

  • Protocol-specific PHY

  • Non-protocol-specific PHY

  • Native transceiver PHY

The protocol-specific transceiver PHYs configure the PMA and PCS to implement a specific protocol. In contrast, the native PHY provides broad access to the low-level hardware, allowing you to configure the transceiver to meet your design requirements. Examples of protocol-specific PHYs include XAUI and Interlaken.

You must also include the reconfiguration and reset controllers when you implement a transceiver PHY in your design.