External Memory Interfaces Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGA IP User Guide

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Date 3/11/2022

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3.8.1. Intel® Stratix® 10 Ping Pong PHY Feature Description

Conventionally, the address and command buses of a DDR3 or DDR4 half-rate or quarter-rate interface use 2T time—meaning that commands are issued for two full-rate clock cycles, as illustrated below.
Figure 18. 2T Command Timing

With the Ping Pong PHY, address and command signals from two independent controllers are multiplexed onto shared buses by delaying one of the controller outputs by one full-rate clock cycle. The result is 1T timing, with a new command being issued on each full-rate clock cycle. The following figure shows address and command timing for the Ping Pong PHY.

The command signals CS, ODT, and CKE have two signals (one for ping and one for pong); the other address and command signals are shared.

Figure 19. 1T Command Timing Use by Ping Pong PHY

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