Device Family: Intel® Arria® 10, Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX

Type: Answers

Area: Intellectual Property

Last Modified: May 29, 2018
Version Found: v17.1 Update 2
Version Fixed: v18.0 Update 1
Bug ID: FB: 562904;
IP: Arria 10 Hard IP for PCI Express, pci-express

Why does Modelsim*/Questasim* simulation of the Intel® Arria® 10 or Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX Avalon®-MM DMA Interface for PCI Express* fail with X propagation problem in the Read Data Mover ( module?


The root cause of this X propagation problem is that the LPM_DEST_ADD_SUB_component instantiation in the Read Data Mover ( module does not have its .datab port properly zero-extended to the full signal vector width.  Therefore, the simulator assigns X's to the leading unassigned bits in the destination address.

Refer to the LPM_DEST_ADD_SUB_component instantiation below.


        lpm_add_sub     LPM_DEST_ADD_SUB_component (
                                .clken (1'b1),
                                .clock (Clk_i),
                                .dataa (cur_dest_addr_reg),
                                .datab ({rd_dw_size, 2'b00}),
                                .result (cur_dest_addr_adder_out)
                                // synopsys translate_off
                                .aclr (),
                                .add_sub (),
                                .cin (),
                                .cout (),
                                .overflow ()
                                // synopsys translate_on
                LPM_DEST_ADD_SUB_component.lpm_direction = "ADD",
                LPM_DEST_ADD_SUB_component.lpm_hint = "ONE_INPUT_IS_CONSTANT=NO,CIN_USED=NO",
                LPM_DEST_ADD_SUB_component.lpm_pipeline = 1,
                LPM_DEST_ADD_SUB_component.lpm_representation = "UNSIGNED",
                LPM_DEST_ADD_SUB_component.lpm_type = "LPM_ADD_SUB",
                LPM_DEST_ADD_SUB_component.lpm_width = RDDMA_AVL_ADDR_WIDTH;



The workaround is to properly zero-extend the .datab port's input signal vector as shown below.


                                .datab ({{(RDDMA_AVL_ADDR_WIDTH-12){1'b0}}, rd_dw_size, 2'b00}),


This problem is scheduled to be fixed in a future version of the Intel® Quartus® Prime software.