Arria® V Device Handbook: Volume 2: Transceivers

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Date 5/29/2020
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7.3. PIPE Reverse Parallel Loopback

For debugging, the PIPE Reverse Parallel Loopback option uses parallel data through the rate match FIFO, transmitter serializer, and the tx_serial_data port path.

PIPE reverse parallel loopback is only available in the PCIe® configuration for Gen1 and Gen2 data rates. The following figure shows the received serial data passing through the receiver CDR, deserializer, word aligner, and rate match FIFO buffer. The parallel data from the rate match FIFO is then looped back to the transmitter serializer and transmitted out through the tx_serial_data port. The received data is also available to the FPGA fabric through the rx_parallel_data signal.

PIPE reverse parallel loopback is compliant with the PCIe 2.0 specification. To enable this loopback configuration, assert the pipe_txdetectrx_loopback signal.

Note: PIPE reverse parallel loopback is the only loopback option supported in the PCIe configuration.
Figure 226. PIPE Reverse Parallel Loopback Configuration Datapath

PIPE Reverse Parallel Loopback for Arria V GZ Devices

To enable the loopback configuration for Arria V GZ devices, assert the tx_detectrx_loopback signal.