Lane Becomes Faulty - 3.4 English

Versal Adaptive SoC CPM Mode for PCI Express Product Guide (PG346)

Document ID
PG346
Release Date
2024-05-30
Version
3.4 English

If a link becomes faulty after training to the maximum lane width supported by the core and the link partner device, the core attempts to recover and train to a lower lane width, if available. If lane 0 becomes faulty, the link is irrecoverably lost. If any or all of lanes 1–7 become faulty, the link goes into recovery and attempts to recover the largest viable link with whichever lanes are still operational.

For example, when using the 8-lane core, loss of lane 1 yields a recovery to 1-lane operation on lane 0, whereas the loss of lane 6 yields a recovery to 4-lane operation on lanes 0-3. After recovery occurs, if the failed lane(s) becomes alive again, the core does not attempt to recover to a wider link width. The only way a wider link width can occur is if the link actually goes down and it attempts to retrain from scratch.

The user_clk clock output is a fixed frequency configured in IP catalog. user_clk does not shift frequencies in case of link recovery or training down.