Below is an transmitter output eye diagram example captured on the 10G Base R PHY IP transmitter output for ACDS 11.0
The transmitter slew rate was set in-correctly in ACDS 11.0 and above. Figure below show the improved eye diagram after applying the recommanded workaround or software patch. This issue is target be fixed in ACDS 11.1.
Here are the solutions for ACDS 11.0 and 11.0sp1:
For ACDS 11.0:
Below is the recommanded workaround for ACDS 11.0. Please perform a backup before performing any modification to the Quartus® II library.
- Go to Altera® 10G Base R PHY IP root directory:
- For windows example: C:\altera\11.0\ip\altera\altera_10gbaser_phy\siv
- For windows example PHY IP library:
- In line 292, change the tx_slew_rate from “low” to “off”
For ACDS 11.0SP1:
Please download the appropriate Quartus II software version 11.0SP1 patch 1.07 from the following links:
You must either have previously installed the Quartus II 11.0SP1 software before installing this patch. Otherwise, the patch will not be installed correctly and the Quartus II software will not run properly.
After you install the patch or workaround, please regenerate your 10G Base R PHY IP MegaCore® before you compile your design.
Please take note the signal quality shown in figure above may vary due to different transceiver\'s analog setting or PCB design.