09-04-2017 09:46 PM
I have done the Aurora simplex communication b/w board to board. Now I need to communicate the aurora 8b10b with optical Switch/Router. I want to transmit/receive the data from board to optical links which is finally connected to final end PC. I am using Kintex 7 xc7k160tffg676-2 device. Is it possible to do? If so how do I give the IP address for each board? Like TCP/IP?
09-04-2017 11:00 PM
Typically you would be operating at the MAC/ethernet level at this point.
IP is the next level in the stack - but to use it you'd have to support translation protocols like ARP.
TCP is another level on top of IP and it adds a ton of complexity.
Just stay on the ethernet level.
09-05-2017 01:34 AM
I think you need to use Ethernet IP cores to communicate with PC
Aurora doesn't follow IEEE802.3 spec
It means that the frame structures/data are different between Aurora and Ethernet. Aurora can only communicate with the link partner who is also Aurora
09-05-2017 11:23 PM
In my Custom Board there is no Ethernet provision. It has only one SFP for communication. So what could be the better way to communicate with Optical Switch/Router?
09-06-2017 12:42 AM
10G ethernet subsystem
09-07-2017 12:56 AM
So, There is no way to use Aurora for this kind of communication right? Because it will support only FPGA to FPGA not for FPGA to PC or PCI Express card?
09-07-2017 06:46 AM
The problem is the switch. They will expect an ethernet-compliant device in the other end.
But it depends what kind of "switch" you have. You got to dive in that device.