L- and H-Tile Transceiver PHY User Guide

ID 683621
Date 10/05/2023
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8.2.5. 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.

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 pane, verify that the Locked to data indicator is green and the bit error rate (BER) is very low or zero.
    Note: The Locked to ref clock status goes green and red randomly. Ignore the Locked to ref clock status when the Locked to data status is green.
The following figure shows the RX channel Locked to data status while verifying the hardware connections.
Figure 261. RX Channel Locked to Data
After you verify the communication between the transmitter and receiver, you can run link tests.