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Register values over Serial Lite III

shaiko
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I have 2 FPGAs connected over a Multi-Gigabit Serial Lite III interface.

In addition to the high data rate communications I need to transfer register values between the FPGAs - with one of them being the Master and the other the Slave. For example. lighting an LED that's connected to the Slave FPGA via a register value that's sent from the Master over Serial Lite III to the Slave.

As an option, I can design my own custom message protocol that's layered on-top of the Serial Lite III and allocates a minor portion of the bandwidth for control functions. But I'd like to avoid that and use something native...

 

So is there a native Intel IP that does that ?  

Something like an "Avalon MM Lite extender" on top of Serial Lite III 

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ZiYing_Intel
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Hi shaiko,


May I know that you use which FPGA in this case?


Best regards,

Zi Ying


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shaiko
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Hi.

Arria 10 and Stratix 10

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ZiYing_Intel
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Hi Shaiko,


You can refer to this Serial Lite III Streaming Intel® FPGA IP. For further information about this IP, you may refer to link below https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/docs/programmable/683330/22-4-20-0-0/quick-reference.html


Best regards,

Zi Ying


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shaiko
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Hello,

This doesn't answer my question - I couldn't find any helpful information in the link.
Do you understand what I want to achieve ?

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ZiYing_Intel
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Hi Shaiko,


Can I understand your question as you want know which native PHY IP that can support for the 2 FPGAs connected over a Multi-Gigabit Serial Lite III interface?


Best regards,

Zi Ying


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shaiko
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No. I don't have a doubt that the Arria 10 and Stratix 10 will be able to communicate over Serial Lite III.

What I'm asking is: Does Altera offer a native interface to transfer register values over Serial Lite III like I illustrated in the above diagram. 

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FvM
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Hi,
I don't see a provision for a sideband channel in Serial Lite III interface. You need to insert sideband data in the stream workload.
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shaiko
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Thanks for your input.
The competition does seem to have something like that in the form of the AXI C2C. So I thought Intel has something similar.

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