1.6. Resetting the Transceiver PHY
The embedded reset controller ensures reliable transceiver link initialization. The reset controller initializes both the TX and RX channels. You can disable the automatic reset controller in the Custom, Low Latency Transceiver, and Deterministic Latency PHYs. If you disable the embedded reset controller, the powerdown, analog and digital reset signals for both the TX and RX channels are top-level ports of the transceiver PHY. You can use these ports to design a custom reset sequence, or you can use the Altera-provided Transceiver Reset Controller IP Core.
The Transceiver PHY Reset Controller IP Core handles all reset sequencing of the transceiver to enable successful operation. Because the Transceiver PHY Reset Controller IP is available in clear text, you can also modify it to meet your requirements. For more information about the Transceiver PHY Reset Controller, refer to Transceiver Reconfiguration Controller IP Core.
To accommodate different reset requirements for different transceivers in your design, instantiate multiple instances of a PHY IP core. For example, if your design includes 20 channels of the Custom PHY IP core with 12 channels running a custom protocol using the automatic reset controller and 8 channels requiring manual control of RX reset, instantiate 2 instances of the Custom PHY IP core and customize one to use automatic mode and the other to use your own reset logic. For more information, refer to “Enable embedded reset control” in Custom PHY General Options.
For more information about reset control in Stratix V devices, refer to Transceiver Reset Control in Stratix V Devices in volume 3 of the Stratix V Device Handbook. For Stratix IV devices, refer to Reset Control and Power Down in volume 4 of the Stratix IV Device Handbook. For Arria V devices, refer to Transceiver Reset Control and Power-Down in Arria V Devices. For Cyclone V devices refer to Transceiver Reset Control and Power Down in Cyclone V Devices.
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