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Megafunction ALTIO_BUFF [output differential]: How to take output pins ?

Hi,  

 

I am connecting counter 4-bit to ALTIO_BUFF [output differential]. Therefore 4 pin input and 4-pins output.  

 

But after synthesis, i am getting differential pins are all positive i.e. 8 pins am getting in pin planner. Please clarify the connection between the counter and single-ended input and differential output buff.  

 

Please find the attachment. and point out design error please. Anything wrong in my design
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Hi,  

 

If you are configuring ALTIO_BUFF in differential mode & Using Stratix II, Cyclone II, Arria GX, and previous device families then you need to give that pin an I/O standard assignment with a value of "LVDS" or the differential I/O standard that you wish to use & other than these devices family, you need to port both the positive and negative signals to I/O pins.  

 

Please check the following links for more details, 

https://www.altera.com/support/support-resources/knowledge-base/solutions/rd01062009_916.html 

 

For Assigning Differential Pins, 

https://www.altera.com/en_us/pdfs/literature/hb/qts/qts-qpp-handbook.pdf 

 

Refer Thread, 

https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35773 

 

Let me know if this has helped resolve the issue you are facing or if you need any further assistance. 

 

Best Regards 

Vikas Jathar  

Intel Customer Support – Engineering 

(Under Contract to Intel)
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