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Visitor kechel
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Registered: ‎12-11-2013

Is Ethernet-Port connected to ARM or to programmable Logic? (ZC706 vs. Zed)

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We are looking to experiment with FPGAs for Ethernet Switching/Routing.

 

How is the Tri-Speed Ethernet Port connected in the Evaluation Kits?

 

My guess is that it's connected to the processor subsystem and not directly to the FPGA. Is this right?

 

How about the SFP+ connector?

 

Is it at all possible to do FPGA<->Ethernet with ZedBoard or MicroZed, or should we directly start with the ZC706 using only the SFP Port?

 

Thanks for your help!

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Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎02-06-2013

Re: Is Ethernet-Port connected to ARM or to programmable Logic? (ZC706 vs. Zed)

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Hi

 

Yes, the Tri-Speed Ethernet Port(PHY) is connected through the MIO pins to the ARM(PS) in Zed board and ZC706.

 

The SFP+ connector is connected to PL side to the FPGA and you can use the Soft Temac or PS Mac routed to the PL and to the SFP+.

 

Have a look at the below link.

http://zedboard.org/content/redirecting-peripherals-mio-emio 

 

You can also use the FMC connectors to connect the soft Temacs implemented in the PL sides.

 

Have a look at the below links which will be useful

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/application_notes/xapp1082-zynq-eth.pdf

http://www.xilinx.com/products/intellectual-property/TEMAC.htm

 

Using the SFP port on ZC706 is easy to design as every thing is on board.

Regards,

Satish

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Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎02-06-2013

Re: Is Ethernet-Port connected to ARM or to programmable Logic? (ZC706 vs. Zed)

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Hi

 

Yes, the Tri-Speed Ethernet Port(PHY) is connected through the MIO pins to the ARM(PS) in Zed board and ZC706.

 

The SFP+ connector is connected to PL side to the FPGA and you can use the Soft Temac or PS Mac routed to the PL and to the SFP+.

 

Have a look at the below link.

http://zedboard.org/content/redirecting-peripherals-mio-emio 

 

You can also use the FMC connectors to connect the soft Temacs implemented in the PL sides.

 

Have a look at the below links which will be useful

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/application_notes/xapp1082-zynq-eth.pdf

http://www.xilinx.com/products/intellectual-property/TEMAC.htm

 

Using the SFP port on ZC706 is easy to design as every thing is on board.

Regards,

Satish

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Adventurer
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Registered: ‎01-24-2014

Re: Is Ethernet-Port connected to ARM or to programmable Logic? (ZC706 vs. Zed)

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Hi, 

 

I am wandering if the RJ45 port connected to the ARM core as well?

 

Thanks

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