R-Tile Avalon® Streaming Intel® FPGA IP for PCI Express* User Guide

ID 683501
Date 4/10/2024
Document Table of Contents

4.4.3. Message Bus Signals

This interface is used for PHY (P)-MAC (M) communication, using the P2M and M2P unidirectional 8-bit signals per lane. This interface serves to reduce the number of dedicated signals for implementations like link equalization, lane margining etc.

Table 83.  PIPE Direct EMIB Control Message Channel M2P/P2M Signals
Signal Name Direction Descriptions/Notes Clock Domain
lnX_pipe_direct_m2p_messagebus_i[7:0] Input Low Pin Count Message Interface from MAC to PHY. pipe_direct_pld_tx_clk_out_o
lnX_pipe_direct_p2m_messagebus_o[7:0] Output Low Pin Count Message Interface from PHY to MAC. pipe_direct_pld_tx_clk_out_o

The R-Tile in PIPE Direct mode does not support querying the FS/LS/Preset/Coefficient values via the PIPE interface. In addition, EQ feedback direction is not supported. Only the Figure of Merit (FOM) must be implemented using the values recommended in Preset Mappings.