Triple-Speed Ethernet Intel® FPGA IP User Guide

ID 683402
Date 10/12/2023
Document Table of Contents Gigabit Ethernet

You can connect gigabit Ethernet PHYs to the MAC function via GMII or RGMII. On the receive path, connect the 125-MHz clock provided by the PHY device to the MAC clock, rx_clk. On transmit, drive a 125-MHz clock to the PHY GMII or RGMII. Connect a 125-MHz clock source to the MAC transmit clock, tx_clk.

A technology specific clock driver is required to generate a clock centered with the GMII or RGMII data from the MAC. The clock driver can be a PLL, a delay line or a DDR flip-flop.

Figure 21. Gigabit PHY to MAC via GMII