Normal Transmission - 4.1 English

10G/25G High Speed Ethernet Subsystem Product Guide (PG210)

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The timing of a normal frame transfer is shown in the following figure. When the client wants to transmit a frame, it asserts the tx_axis_tvalid and places the data and control in tx_axis_tdata and tx_axis_tkeep in the same clock cycle. When this data is accepted by the core, indicated by tx_axis_tready being asserted, the client must provide the next cycle of data. If tx_axis_tready is not asserted by the core, the client must hold the current valid data value until it is. The end of the packet is indicated to the core by tx_axis_tlast asserted for 1 cycle. The bits of tx_axis_tkeep are set appropriately to indicate the number of valid bytes in the final data transfer. tx_axis_tuser is also asserted to indicate a bad packet. After tx_axis_tlast is deasserted, any data and control is deemed invalid until tx_axis_tvalid is next asserted.

Figure 1. Normal Frame Transfer – 64-bits