03-11-2019 08:27 AM
To put it simply. I have never used GTX before. I am a beginner to this topic
However I need to perform 5Gbps data transfer between two FPGAs using an optical link.
What i think is GTX will help me out with this task?
What are the documentations available to design a basic transmitter link
Evaluation Board VC707.
03-12-2019 10:53 AM - edited 03-12-2019 12:53 PM
The User Guide will be invaluable - UG476 in this case. The product guide for how to use the transceiver wizard will be even more useful PG168. You may need some background on transceiver concepts. This would be a good start:
03-12-2019 12:47 PM - edited 03-12-2019 02:07 PM
The link you posted seems to be broken.
I get a 'invalid set of parameters have been specified in the URL'
EDIT : Now works
03-12-2019 12:54 PM
Designing a serdes protocol from scratch as someone new to them might be a bit daunting. You may want to look at the Aurora 8b10b IP which will do all of the initialization and link management for you, will use a minimal number of resources and provides a simple interface into your own logic. It should operate just fine over an optical link provided the optics themselves have been initialized appropriately (usually just making sure it's not being held in reset or powered down).