Type: Answers

Area: Intellectual Property


IP Product: 10Gb Ethernet MAC Megacore

Why pause frame without FCS(CRC) field is transmitted by the 10G Ethernet MAC?

Description

When CRC insertion feature is disabled and pause frame generation feature is used on the 10G Ethernet MAC, the 10G Ethernet MAC will not insert the FCS(CRC) field to the generated pause frame.

Workaround/Fix

For ACDS 11.1SP1:

Please download the appropriate Quartus® II software version 11.1SP1 patch 1.14 from the following links:

Quartus II software version 11.1SP1 patch 1.14 for Windows

Quartus II software version 11.1SP1 patch 1.14 for Linux

Quartus II software version 11.1SP1 patch 1.14 Read Me

This will be fix in Quartus II software version 12.0.

Note:

Solution for this will be regardless of the configuration. 10G Ethernet MAC will insert the FCS field for the pause frame. After the fix, if users choose not to insert FCS field, 10G Ethernet MAC will not insert the FCS field for normal frame but the generated pause frame will contain the FCS field that being set by users.

Users can set the FCS insertion for transmit path on registers:
       tx_crcins_control