Using In-System IBERT - 2024.1 English

UltraFast Design Methodology Guide for FPGAs and SoCs (UG949)

Document ID
UG949
Release Date
2024-05-30
Version
2024.1 English

The In-System IBERT core provides RX margin analysis through eye scan plots on the RX data of transceivers in UltraScale and UltraScale+ devices. The core enables configuration and tuning of the GTH/GTY transceivers and is accessible through logic that communicates with the dynamic reconfiguration port (DRP) of the transceivers. You can use the core to change attribute settings as well as registers that control the values on the rxrate, rxlpmen, txdiffctrl, txpostcursor, and txprecursor ports.

The Vivado Serial I/O Analyzer in the Hardware Manager communicates with the core through JTAG when the design is programmed onto the device. There is only one instance of In-System IBERT required per design. In-System IBERT can work with all GTs used in the design. However, you must generate separate In-System IBERT cores according to the different GT types (for example, GTH, GTY).

Creating an In-System IBERT design with an internal system clock can prevent a scan from being performed. When creating an eye scan, the status changes from In Progress to Incomplete. Eye scan is incomplete when the internal system clock (MGTREFCLK) is connected to the clk/drpclk_i input port of In-System IBERT IP.

Note: If needed, consider using an external clock, which does not exhibit this behavior. Alternatively, click any available link in the Vivado Serial I/O Analyzer. Go to the Properties window, and find the MB_RESET reg under the LOGIC field. Set it to 1 and then toggle back to 0. Rerun the eye scan or sweep.

For more information on this core, see the In-System IBERT LogiCORE IP Product Guide (PG246).