Device Family: Intel® Stratix® 10

Type: Answers, Errata

Area: Intellectual Property


Last Modified: September 17, 2018
Version Found: v18.0
Bug ID: FB587439

Why is the timestamp value of the Intel® Stratix® 10 Hard IP for PCI Express* IP Link Inspector overestimated?

Description

Due to a problem in the Intel® Stratix® 10 Hard IP for PCI Express* Link Inspector, you may observe that the timestamp value is larger than the actual time.

For example, when using the Intel® Stratix® 10 Hard IP for PCI Express* coreclkout at 125MHz, the timestamp value will show approximately 20% over the estimated value (12ms compared to the actual 10ms).

This is due to a discrepancy between the user defined coreclkout at 125MHz or 250MHz, and the 100MHz clock always used by Link Inspector.

Workaround/Fix

To work around this problem, apply a multiplication factor on the timestamp value as shown below.

When using a 125MHz coreclkout, multiply the timestamp value with multiplication factor of 0.8 (100MHz / 125MHz).

When using a 250MHz coreclkout, multiply the timestamp value with multiplication factor of 0.4  (100MHz / 250MHz).

 

This problem is scheduled to be fixed in a future release of the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software.