AN 699: Using the Altera Ethernet Design Toolkit

ID 683469
Date 5/13/2016
Public IP Configuration Tab

Channel Setting

The IP Configuration tab allows you to configure:
  • MAC and PHY IP cores
  • Number of channels
  • Loopback mode

In this section, the value for Number of Channels option must be the same as the NUM_CHANNELS parameter you set in the top level design file. The default value is “2” because the design has been pre-compiled with two channels.

When specifying the number of channels, select All if you want all the multi-channel IPs to have the same configuration setting.

Loopback Mode Configuration

In this section, you can select None for no loopback in external loopback test, Avalon-ST RX to TX for reverse loopback at the Avalon-ST interface, or PHY Serial Loopback for internal loopback at the serial interface.


In the MAC Configuration section, you can configure the MAC settings:
  • MAC TX Address Insertion as Source Address
  • MAC RX Address for filtering
  • MAC TX/RX Frame Length
  • TX CRC insertion
  • TX Pad insertion
  • RX pad & CRC removal
  • Disable promiscuous mode
In the PHY Configuration section, you can configure the PHY settings:
  • Speed mode (10M/100M/1G/10G)
  • Copper duplex setting (Full duplex/Half duplex)
  • Autonegotiation (Enable/Disable)
  • Autonegotiation mode (Fiber/Copper)
When you are done with the settings, click Configure to start the configuration process.