External Memory Interface Handbook Volume 3: Reference Material

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10.2.1. Error Detection Parity

The error detection feature asserts an error signal if it detects any corrupted data during the read process.

The error detection parity protection feature creates a simple parity encoder block which processes all read and write data. For every 8 bits of write data, a parity bit is generated and concatenated to the data before it is written to the memory. During the subsequent read operation, the parity bit is checked against the data bits to ensure data integrity.

When you enable the error detection parity protection feature, the local data width is reduced by one. For example, a nine-bit memory interface will present eight bits of data to the controller interface.

You can enable error detection parity protection in the Controller Settings section of the General Settings tab of the parameter editor.

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