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FRoth
Beginner
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Intel HDMI core lock times in HDMI 2.0 mode

We are using the HDMI core and we are getting very long lock times (one second or more). We are using a custom patch to mitigate the HDMI 2.0 mode no-internal-data-alignment issue which is still not properly documented in the core datasheet.

 

Could you please provide us with a documentation on how to align the incoming PHY data externally to the core (what is the required format) or provide us with a custom patch to lower the lock times? What is the lowest lock time we can expect of the core?

 

Thank you

 

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Deshi_Intel
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Hi FIlip,

 

FAE Steve has helped you to file new IPS case 369276 for this issue and I have provided my reply in the IPS.

 

We can just communicate further using IPS case instead.

 

Thanks.

 

REgards,

Dlim

FRoth
Beginner
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Hi Dlim,

 

The Intel Premier support is no longer accessible to us, that is why I had to ask Steve for assistance. Could you please post the answer here on the forum?

 

Thank you

 

Filip

Deshi_Intel
Moderator
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Sure.

 

  1. Regarding HDMI 2.0 custom patch support
  • Higher lock time is expected from custom patch support that’s using the bitslip mode soft logic design
  1. Regarding improvement on HDMI RX lock time
  • Customer can consider to use PHY alignment function that’s enabled via A10 FPGA hard PCS block in A10 HDMI example design.
    • The only catch is this PHY alignment function is enabled together with transceiver data rate reconfiguration function
    • From A10 HDMI example design hdmi_rx_top.v file, rx_parallel_data is generated from output of transceiver RX channel (gxb_rx) then to PHY alignment block (symbol_aligner) before it’s passed to HDMI RX core (mr_hdmi_rx_core_top)  

 

FRoth
Beginner
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Perfect, thank you for the explanation.

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