Device Family: Cyclone® V

Type: Answers, Errata

Area: EMIF, Intellectual Property

Limitations in Support for 400MHz DDR3 Hard Memory Controller With MPFE Interfaces Targeting Cyclone V Devices


This problem affects DDR3 products.

The following limitations exist in support for 400MHz DDR3 hard memory interfaces with multiport front end, targeting Cyclone V devices:

Issue 1:

Hardware test using the example design might fail even if there is no timing violation reported in TimeQuest.

Issue 2:

Avalon data widths greater than 64 bits are not supported.

Issue 3:

Correct operation of the unidirectional Avalon port has not been verified.


The following workarounds apply to these issues:

Issue 1:

Setup and hold timing margin for transfers between hard memory controller and core logic might not be balanced. Use set_min_delay constraint to increase the hold time margin for transfers between the hard memory controller and the core logic.

This issue will be fixed in a future version.

Issue 2:

Use Avalon data widths of 32 bits or 64 bits.

Data widths of 128 and 256 bits will be supported in a future version.

Issue 3:

There is no workaround for this issue.

Operation of the unidirectional Avalon ports will be verified in a future version.