Intel® Arria® 10 Transceiver PHY User Guide

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Date 3/28/2022
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8.4.1. XCVR_A10_RX_LINK

Pin planner or Assignment Editor Name

Receiver Link Type


This parameter is configured depending on the link characteristic. Value SR is used for link insertion loss less than equal to 10dB and value LR is used for link insertion loss greater than 10dB. If this QSF assignment is not done, Quartus Prime assigns SR as the default value. Settings dependent on this parameter value are DC gain, VGA and sd_threshold for SATA. This is also used for data rate legality check during compilation.

For SR: sd_threshold for SATA = SDLV_4

For LR: sd_threshold for SATA = SDLV_6

For the default values of DC gain and VGA corresponding to RX_LINK setting, look for QSF assignments XCVR_A10_RX_EQ_DC_GAIN_TRIM and XCVR_A10_RX_ADP_VGA_SEL.

Table 307.  Available Options



SR (Short Reach)

Less than or equal to10dB IL, used for Chip-to-chip communication

LR (Long Reach)

>10dB IL, used for Backplane communication

Assign To

RX serial data pin.


set_instance_assignment -name XCVR_A10_RX_LINK <value> -to <rx_serial_data pin name>

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