The simplex Aurora 64b/66b core must follow a predefined reset sequence for the simplex cores to link up and work as expected. The simplex TX core needs to be reset or should keep sending initialization sequences until the RX side is up. As part of RX link recovery, polarity inversion and other IP specific checks are to re-negotiate the link. If a change in polarity occurs during runtime, the core requires a complete reset sequence to recover.
The simplex auto link recovery feature in the core eliminates this requirement, thereby removing any reset sequence requirement between simplex TX and simplex RX cores.
Auto Link Recovery in Aurora 64b/66b simplex
designs is based on the reception of Channel Bonding (CB) patterns. Reception of the
pattern allows the RX simplex core to come up independently of the TX Simplex core
bring-up. The parameter
user_clk cycles denotes the time from the start of one
periodic CB pattern to the start of the next successive CB pattern. The minimum value is
6,080. The maximum value is 163,839. The periodic CB pattern includes the transmission
of CB-IDLE patterns with the appropriate spacing to help the receiver achieve channel up
even if the link was down for some reason. Typically, these CB-IDLE patterns take up to
user-clk cycles. Spacing of these patterns is
chosen to match the throughput of the earlier released core versions which were
transmitting a Single CB character periodically.
You can increase the count based on the following formula:
init_clk time-period in ns
user_clk time-period in ns.