Device Family: Intel® Stratix® 10

Intel Software: Quartus Prime Pro

Type: Answers, Errata

Area: Intellectual Property


Last Modified: May 23, 2019
Version Found: v18.0
Version Fixed: v18.0 Update 1
Bug ID: 2205829794

Why is rx_pcs_ready unstable after linkup when using the Low Latency 100G Ethernet Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGA IP core?

Description

Due to a problem with the Low Latency 100G Ethernet Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGA IP core rx_pcs_ready may be unstable following linkup.

This is caused by a problem with the reset release sequence, the PHY may not be stable causing the PCS ready to de-assert and cause some packets to be dropped during traffic.

Workaround/Fix

To work around this problem when using the Intel® Quartus® Prime Software version 18.0 and earlier, ignore any glitch on rx_pcs_ready after reset.

This problem has been fixed starting in version 18.0.1 of the Intel® Quartus® Prime Software.