In FEC-only mode, the core operates only in x2 width (that is, wide) mode to and from the user logic.
Each of the six 100 Gb/s capable FEC instances has its own set of clocks. For
example, the first FEC instance (that is, FEC0) uses
tx_alt_serdes_clk in the TX path and
rx_alt_serdes_clk in the RX path. The data flowing between the user
logic and ILKNF is clocked by these clocks.
In addition, the
tx_serdes_clk (whose frequency is
exactly double the
tx_alt_serdes_clk frequency) is
passed into the ILKNF subsystem. Similarly,
rx_serdes_clk (whose frequency is exactly double
rx_alt_serdes_clk frequency) is also passed into
the ILKNF subsystem. Internal to the
ILKNF subsystem, the FEC logic uses the