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Type: Answers

Area: EMIF, Intellectual Property


IP Product: DDR3 SDRAM Controller Supporting UniPHY

Error: Channel uncertainties must be greater than or equal to 0

Description

When you use DDR3 SDRAM controller with UniPHY and follow the wiki page (http://alterawiki.com/wiki/Measuring_Channel_Signal_Integrity) to calculate ISI parameters in the Board Settings tab of the DDR3 IP GUI, you may get a negative number. If the negative number is entered into the GUI, you will get the above error message.

Workaround/Fix

To avoid the error message, enter zero if you calculate a negative number for ISI parameters.

The wiki document will be changed in a future revision to reflect this.