Type: Answers

Type: Errata

Area: Intellectual Property

Unstable Designs with LVDS in Hardware


You may get unstable results when running designs that contain LVDS transceiver blocks in hardware. This is caused by the constraints provided with the MegaCore function.

This issue affects all configurations that contain LVDS transceiver blocks.


Edit the constraint file, <project directory>/variation name>_constraint.sdc., and replace lines 410 through 417 with the following lines:

set_clock_groups -asynchronous -group {altera_tse_mac_rx_clk_0} -group {altera_tse_mac_tx_clk_0} -group {altera_tse_rx_afull_clk} -group {altera_tse_sys_clk} -group {altera_tse_ref_clk \ altera_tse_multi_mac_pcs_pma_inst|the_altera_tse_pma_lvds_rx_0|altlvds_rx_component|auto_generated|rx[0]|clk0 \ altera_tse_multi_mac_pcs_pma_inst|the_altera_tse_pma_lvds_rx_0|altlvds_rx_component|auto_generated|pll|clk[0]}

This issue will be fixed in a future version of the Triple-Speed Ethernet MegaCore function.