Device Family: Arria® V, Cyclone® V

Type: Answers, Errata

Area: EMIF, Intellectual Property

Change to tWPRE Timing Might Cause Failure for DDR2 and DDR3 Interfaces on Arria V and Cyclone V Devices


This problem affects DDR2 and DDR3 interfaces on Arria V and Cyclone V devices.

In version 14.0, a change was made to the ArriaV and Cyclone V hard memory controller (for both HPS and non-HPS configurations) that enables the I/O output buffer termination approximately one memory clock cycle earlier than the output buffer enable. This change was made to improve the write preamble duration (tWPRE) for DDR2 and DDR3 interfaces. However, this change also causes an increase in static power dissipation, because it enables read OCT termination when the interface is idle.

This change is reverted in version 14.1.

If you are using version 14.0 or 14.1, and encounter functional failures directly attributable to tWPRE timing, contact Altera Technical Services for a workaround.


The workaround for this issue to contact Altera Technical Services.

This issue will be fixed in a future version.