Article ID: 000078975 Content Type: Product Information & Documentation Last Reviewed: 01/05/2015

How can I meet the Arria 10 device transceiver calibration requirement that the reference clock must be present at the start of device configuration if I use the FPGA to program my clock synthesizer device?

Environment

  • Intel® Arria® 10 GT FPGA
  • Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA
  • Intel® Arria® 10 SX SoC FPGA
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Description

You can meet the Arria® 10 device transceiver calibration requirement that the reference clock must be present at the start of device configuration by programming a clock synthesizer device's One-Time Programmable (OTP) non-volatile memory with a default transceiver reference clock frequency.

Depending upon the clock-tree design, the reference clock would be available at the start of FPGA configuration and transceiver calibration requirements could be met. Reprogramming the clock synthesizer for a different frequency during FPGA user mode (perhaps via I2C) may still be possible depending upon the clock synthesizer device you are using.

The default transceiver reference clock frequency generated by the clock synthesizer device must match the default frequency expected by the FPGA device transceiver IP.

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