Intel® Arria® 10 Transceiver PHY User Guide

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Date 3/28/2022
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2.9.2.9. 8B/10B Encoder and Decoder

To enable the 8B/10B Encoder and the 8B/10B Decoder, select the Enable TX 8B/10B Encoder and Enable RX 8B/10B Decoder options on the Standard PCS tab in the IP Editor. Platform Designer (Standard) allows implementing the 8B/10B decoder in RX-only mode.

The following ports are added:

  • tx_datak
  • rx_datak
  • rx_runningdisp
  • rx_disperr
  • rx_errdetect

rx_datak and tx_datak indicate whether the parallel data is a control word or a data word. The incoming 8-bit data (tx_parallel_data) and the control identifier (tx_datak) are converted into a 10-bit data. After a power on reset, the 8B/10B encoder takes the 10-bit data from the RD- column. Next, the encoder chooses the 10-bit data from the RD+ column to maintain neutral disparity. The running disparity is shown by rx_runningdisp.

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