H-tile Ethernet Hard IP User Guide: For Intel® Stratix® 10 Devices

ID 683430
Date 9/06/2023
Document Table of Contents Preamble, Start, and SFD Insertion

In the TX datapath the MAC appends an eight-byte preamble that begins with a Start byte (0xFB) to the client frame. If you set Link fault generation option, this MAC module also incorporates the functions of the reconciliation sublayer.

The source of the preamble depends on whether you turn on the preamble pass-through feature by turning on Enable preamble passthrough in the H-tile Ethernet Hard parameter editor.

If the preamble pass-through feature is turned on, the client provides the eight-byte preamble (including Start byte) on the data bus. The client is responsible for providing the correct Start byte.

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