Device Family: Intel® Arria® 10 GT, Intel® Arria® 10 GX, Intel® Arria® 10 SX, Arria® V GT, Arria® V GX, Arria® V GZ, Arria® V ST, Arria® V SX, Cyclone® V GT, Cyclone® V GX, Cyclone® V ST, Cyclone® V SX, Stratix® V GS, Stratix® V GT, Stratix® V GX

Type: Answers

Area: Intellectual Property

Last Modified: September 10, 2018
Version Found: v15.0
Version Fixed: v18.0
IP Product: PCI Express 1/2/4/8 Lanes (x8)
Bug ID: FB: 539496;
IP: Avalon-MM Stratix V Hard IP for PCI Express, Avalon-MM Arria V Hard IP for PCI Express, Avalon-MM Arria V GZ Hard IP for PCI Express, Avalon-MM Cyclone V Hard IP for PCI Express, Arria 10 Hard IP for PCI Express

Why do I receive incorrect data returned from my read TLP requests on my Intel® Avalon®-Memory Mapped 128 bit Hard IP for PCI* Express?


Due to a problem with the Intel® Quartus® II and Prime software versions 15.0, 16.0, 16.1, 17.0 and 17.1 you may see incorrect read data when the PCI* Express link is highly utilized and there are a lot of out-of-order completions.  This problem only occurs for PCI* Express Hard IP Avalon®-Memory Mapped 128 bit variants.

When this happens, parts of data from incoming reads may appear in the middle of data from a previous read.


This problem is caused by the memory holding the completion buffer being sized too small.

To workaround this issue follow these steps:

  1. Look in the generated file directories for the file altpciexpav128_rx.v.
  2. Find the line localparam CB_RX_CPL_BUFFER_DEPTH =256;
  3. Change the line to localparam CB_RX_CPL_BUFFER_DEPTH =512;
  4. Find the lines “wire[7:0] cplram_wraddr;” and “wire [7:0] cplram_rdaddr;”
  5. Change the wire width from 8-bit to 9-bit:
    1. wire  [8:0]      cplram_wraddr;
    2. wire  [8:0]      cplram_rdaddr;”

Version Found: 15.0 and 16.0 to 17.1.1
Version Fixed: 15.1 and 18.0
This issue has been fixed starting in software version 18.0.