Statistics related to the PCS ports are captured on the PCS statistics
time division multiplexed (TDM) interface. For both transmit and receive, there are
valid. The PCS statistics TDM
interface is clocked by
There are 22 data bits in the transmit direction, and 44 in the receive direction.
The TDM interface streams the collective information for all six ports across cycles and splits the data bus between consecutive ports on some cycles.
The transmit information only takes two cycles to relay while the receive
information requires 44 cycles. For both transmit and receive, there is a twelve-cycle
valid deasserted) period after the last
information is relayed, until the start signal is reasserted and the information
transfer begins again.
Using the RX port as an example, the following diagram shows how the PCS statistics TDM interface works.
The first cycle (clock 0) shows the start of the TDM information
transfer. The data relayed corresponds to TDM Cycle Number 0 in the register
description. Clock cycles 1 through 43 then continue and complete the information relay
for all ports and statistics fields. After that is the twelve-cycle idle stretch with
valid deasserted (clocks 44 through 55). The TDM
loop then begins again with the
start both asserted on clock cycle 56, relaying the new
information for TDM Cycle Number 0.
The TDM Cycle Numbers and the corresponding breakdown of field information that they relay is described in the Register Space.