PCS Pipe IP Core

Intel defined the PHY Interface for PCI Express (PIPE) as a standard interface between a PHY device and the Media Access (MAC) layer for PCI Express (PCIe) applications. The PIPE interface allows the PCI Express PHY device and the MAC layer to be implemented in discrete form (using an off-the-shelf PHY device) or in integrated form. The partitioning of the PCI Express Physical Layer shown below illustrates this flexibility.

The Lattice PCS PIPE IP core offers PCI Express PHY device functionality, compliant to the Intel PIPE Architecture Draft Version 1.00 (PIPE Ver 1.00), to any endpoint solutions. The PCS PIPE IP core utilizes the SERDES/PCS integrated in LatticeECP3 and LatticeECP2M FPGAs. The Lattice PCS PIPE IP core can be configured to support a link with one or four lanes.

Features

LatticeECP3 PCS PIPE IP core (v4.1)

PIPE Selection

  • Fully compliant to PIPE Rev 1.00 specification
  • Standard PCI Express PHY interface allows for multiple IP sources
  • Selectable 8-bit or 16-bit interface to transmit and receive PCI Express data
  • Holding registers/FIFO for staging transmit and receive data
  • Multiple x1 channel support

SERDES/PCS Selection

  • Selectable SERDES quad location for LatticeECP3 devices
  • Selectable x1, multiple x1or x4 PCI Express implementations
  • Selectable SERDES channel for PCI Express x1 mode
  • Clock/data recovery from the serial stream
  • Direct disparity control for use in transmitting compliance pattern
  • 8b10b encoder/decoder and error indication
  • Receiver detection
  • 2.5GT/s full-duplex rate per channel

LatticeECP2M PCS PIPE IP Core

PIPE Section

  • Fully compliant to PIPE Ver_1.00
  • Standard PCI Express PHY interface allows for multiple IP sources
  • Selectable 8-bit or 16-bit interface to transmit and receive PCI Express data
  • Holding registers/FIFOs for staging transmit and receive data

SERDES/PCS Section

  • Selectable SERDES Quad location for LatticeECP2M50 and larger devices
  • Selectable x1or x4 PCI Express implementations
  • Selectable SERDES Channel for PCI Express x1 mode
  • Clock/data recovery from the serial stream
  • Direct disparity control for use in transmitting compliance pattern
  • 8b10b encoder/decoder and error indication
  • Receiver detection
  • 2.5GT/s full-duplex rate per channel

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Block Diagram

Performance and Size

LatticeECP31
Configuration Data Width Active Channels Quad SLICEs LUTs Registers EBRs fMAX (MHz)
x1 8 0 PCSB 117 105 172 - 263
x1 16 0 PCSB 132 125 192 - 177
x4 8 0-3 PCSB 312 315 475 - 256
x4 16 0-3 PCSB 395 491 558 - 155

1.Performance and utilization data are targeting an LFE-95E-7FN672CES device using Diamond 1.0 and Synplify Pro D-2009.12L-1 software. Performance may vary when using a different software version or targeting a different device density or speed grade within the LatticeECP3 family.

Ordering Information

IP Version: LatticeECP3: 4.1 and LatticeECP2M: 3.3.

Evaluate: To download a full evaluation version of this IP, please go to the Lattice IP Server tab in the IPexpress Main Window. All LatticeCORE IP modules available for download are visible on this tab.

Purchase: The Lattice PCS PIPE IP core is available for free to PCI Express IP core licensees.

Documentation

Quick Reference
Information Resources
TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
LatticeECP2M PCS PIPE IP Core
IPUG77 1.0 3/18/2009 PDF 726.3 KB
LatticeECP3 PCS PIPE IP Core
IPUG83 1.2 7/14/2010 PDF 335.2 KB
TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
PCI Express Solutions Brochure
I0195 3.0 5/14/2010 PDF 1.8 MB
TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
IPexpress Quick Start Guide
8/5/2010 PDF 304.8 KB


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