Intel® Arria® 10 Transceiver PHY User Guide

ID 683617
Date 9/15/2023
Document Table of Contents
Give Feedback Verifying Hardware Connections

After creating links, verify that the channels connect correctly and make sure that there are physical connections between the channels you want to test on the hardware. This precaution saves time in the workflow.
Figure 294. RX CDR Locked to Data

To use the toolkit to send data patterns and receive them correctly, follow these steps:

  1. Start the generator on the TX channel.
  2. Start the checker on the RX channel.
  3. In the Channel Parameters tab, in a RX channel, verify that the RX CDR locked to data indicator is green and the bit error rate (BER) is very low or zero.
    Note: The RX CDR locked to ref clock status goes green and red randomly. Ignore the RX CDR locked to ref clock status when the RX CDR locked to data status is green.
After you verify the communication between transmitter and receiver, you can run link test.