Pause Interface - 1.3 English

Versal Devices Integrated 100G Multirate Ethernet MAC Subsystem Product Guide (PG314)

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A simple handshaking protocol is used to alert the user logic to the reception of pause packets using the ctl_rx_pause_enable[8:0], stat_rx_pause_req[8:0], and ctl_rx_pause_ack[8:0] buses. For these buses, Bit[8] corresponds to global pause packets and Bits[7:0] correspond to priority pause packets.

The following steps occur when a pause packet is received:

  1. If the corresponding bit of ctl_rx_pause_enable[8:0] is 0, the quanta is ignored and the hard MRMAC stays in step 1. Otherwise, the corresponding bit of the stat_rx_pause_req[8:0] bus is set to 1 and the received quanta is loaded into a timer.

    If one of the bits of ctl_rx_pause_enable[8:0] is set to 0 (disabled) when the pause processing is in step 2 or later, the subsystem completes the steps as normal until it comes back to step 1.

  2. If ctl_rx_check_ack input is 1, the subsystem waits for you to set the appropriate bit of the ctl_rx_pause_ack[8:0] bus to 1.
  3. After you set the proper bit of ctl_rx_pause_ack[8:0] to 1, or if ctl_rx_check_ack is 0, the subsystem starts counting down the timer.
  4. When the timer times out, the subsystem sets the appropriate bit of stat_rx_pause_req[8:0] back to 0.
  5. If ctl_rx_check_ack input is 1, the operation is complete when you set the appropriate bit of ctl_rx_pause_ack[8:0] back to 0.

    If you do not set the appropriate bit of ctl_rx_pause_ack[8:0] back to 0, the core expects the operation complete after 32 clock cycles.

The following is an example of a pause handshaking event.

Figure 1. RX Pause Interface