External Memory Interface Handbook Volume 3: Reference Material

ID 683841
Date 7/24/2019
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17.1. Generating Equivalent Design

Create a new DDR2 or DDR3 SDRAM controller with UniPHY IP core, by following the steps in Implementing and Parameterizing Memory IP and apply the following guidelines:
  • Specify the same variation name as the ALTMEMPHY variation.
  • Specify a directory different than the ALTMEMPHY design directory to prevent files from overwriting each other during generation.

To ease the migration process, ensure the UniPHY-based design you create is as similar as possible to the existing ALTMEMPHY-based design. In particular, you should ensure the following settings are the same in your UniPHY-based design:

  • PHY settings tab
  • FPGA speed grade
  • PLL reference clock
  • Memory clock frequency
  • There is no need to change the default Address and command clock phase settings; however, if you have board skew effects in your ALTMEMPHY design, enter the difference between that clock phase and the default clock phase into the Address and command clock phase settings.
  • Memory Parameters tab—all parameters must match.
  • Memory Timing tab—all parameters must match.
  • Board settings tab—all parameters must match.
  • Controller settings tab—all parameters must match
Note: In ALTMEMPHY-based designs you can turn off dynamic OCT. However, all UniPHY-based designs use dynamic parallel OCT and you cannot turn it off.

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