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Designing with Xilinx Serial Transceivers ONLINE

Training Duration: 4 sessions (4 hours per session)

 


PLEASE NOTE: This is a LIVE INSTRUCTOR-LED training event delivered ONLINE.

It covers the same scope and content as a scheduled in-person class and delivers comparable learning outcomes.


Course Description

Learn how to employ serial transceivers in UltraScale™ and UltraScale+™ FPGA designs or Zynq® UltraScale+ MPSoC designs.

The focus is on:
  • Identifying and using the features of the serial transceiver blocks, such as 8B/10B and 64B/66B encoding, channel bonding, clock correction, and comma detection
  • Utilizing the Transceivers Wizards to instantiate transceiver primitives
  • Synthesizing and implementing transceiver designs
  • Taking into account board design as it relates to the transceivers
  • Testing and debugging
Who Should Attend?

FPGA designers and logic designers

Prerequisites
  • Verilog or VHDL experience (or Comprehensive Verilog or Comprehensive VHDL course)
  • Familiarity with logic design (state machines and synchronous design)
  • Basic knowledge of FPGA architecture and Xilinx implementation tools is helpful
  • Familiarity with serial I/O basics and high-speed serial I/O standards is also helpful
Software Tools
  • Vivado® System Edition 2019.1
  • Mentor Graphics Questa Advanced Simulator 10.7
Hardware
  • Architecture: all UltraScale architectures
  • Demo board: Kintex® UltraScale FPGA KCU105 board or Zynq
    UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU104 board*
* This course focuses on the UltraScale architectures. Please contact Doulos for the specifics of the in-class lab board or other customizations.
Skills Gained
After completing this comprehensive training, you will know how to:
  • Describe and use the ports and attributes of the serial transceiver in Xilinx FPGAs and MPSoCs
  • Effectively use the following features of the gigabit transceivers:
    • 64B/66B and other encoding/decoding, comma detection, clock correction, and channel bonding
    • Pre-emphasis and receive equalization
  • Use the Transceivers Wizards to instantiate GT primitives in a design
  • Access appropriate reference material for board design issues involving signal integrity and the power supply, reference clocking, and trace design
  • Use the IBERT design to verify transceiver links on real hardware
Course Outline

Sessions 1 + 2

  • UltraScale, UltraScale+, Zynq UltraScale+ Device Transceivers Overview
  • UltraScale, UltraScale+, Zynq UltraScale+ Device Transceivers Clocking and Resets
  • Transceiver IP Generation – Transceiver Wizard
  • Lab 1: Transceiver Core Generation
  • Transceiver Simulation
  • Lab 2: Transceiver Simulation
  • PCS Layer General Functionality
  • PCS Layer Encoding
  • Lab 3: 64B/66B Encoding


Sessions 3 + 4

  • Transceiver Implementation
  • Lab 4: Transceiver Implementation
  • PMA Layer Details
  • PMA Layer Optimization
  • Lab 5: IBERT Design
  • Transceiver Test and Debugging
  • Lab 6: Transceiver Debugging
  • Transceiver Board Design Considerations
  • Transceiver Application Examples
Lab Descriptions

Lab 1: Transceiver Core Generation – Use the Transceivers Wizard to create instantiation templates.

Lab 2: Transceiver Simulation – Simulate the transceiver IP by using the IP example design.

Lab 3: 64B/66B Encoding – Generate a 64B/66B transceiver core by using the Transceivers Wizard, simulate the design, and analyze the results.

Lab 4: Transceiver Implementation – Implement the transceiver IP by using the IP example design.

Lab 5: IBERT Design – Verify transceiver links on real hardware.

Lab 6: Transceiver Debugging – Debug transceiver links.

Course Dates

23 Nov 2021 ONLINE EurAsia Enquire
6 Dec 2021 ONLINE Americas Enquire
18 Jan 2022 ONLINE EurAsia Enquire
22 Feb 2022 ONLINE Americas Enquire
15 Mar 2022 ONLINE EurAsia Enquire
19 Apr 2022 ONLINE Americas Enquire

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