11-08-2017 11:38 PM
Hi all, I'm trying to use Quartus II 16.1/17.1 Prime Pro with EMIF to control DDR4. The configuration is descirbed below:FPGA: 10AX066N1F40 DDR4 Config: Single-Rank, x64, Scheme 2 Number of EMIF: 2 individual controllers I/O Bank Arrangement by BluePrint: **Controller A:3C,3D and 3E Controller B:3F, 3G and 3H The condition I got is: At the first time I did compliation and I/O fitting in Quartus II(using BluePrint I/O assignment), it all passed. Since I'm a newbie of DDR4, I'm trying to follow the design guidline provided by Intel, "Arria 10 External Memory Interface Handbook Vol. 1~3" and the step-by-step material in website: https://www.altera.com/support/literature/lit-external-memory-interface.html By comparing the I/O placement constrain, I found that in default BluePrint assignment, the RZQ pin position is conflicted to the pin placement sugestion. **BluePrint Default of Controller A RZQ is assigned at pin AT12, which is the No. 26 pin of bank 3A **BluePrint Default of Controller B RZQ is assigned at pin L2, which is the No. 26 pin of bank 3F However, in the design guidline materials I read, the RZQ is suggested to be placed within the same I/O bank as Command/Address signal of EMIF, which in my case should be bank 3D and 3G of controller A and B, separately. So I tried to re-assign these two pins to AD6 and D6 (No. 26 pin of bank D and G) and go through the complilation/fitting, but there's no luck. A pin constrain erro message appears both in BluePrint and QuartusII. Is there any misunderstanding part I got? Otherwise the default RZQ pin is far away from control I/O groups, it might be troublesome in PCB routing. Thanks!!! https://alteraforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=14322&stc=1 https://alteraforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=14322&stc=1
11-22-2017 02:29 AM
Hi Alex,Your understanding is correct. Ideally we want to place RZQ pin in address IOBANK which is middle of 3 IOBANK so that the signal routing can be spread balance throughout 3 IOBANK. I am not sure what's wrong with your design but you can try place RZQ_A in pin 26 of Bank 3C or 3E and RZQ_B in pin 26 of Bank 3F,3H. Thanks. Regards, spdl2001 (This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation)
11-23-2017 12:09 AM
Hi spdl2001,thanks for your reply, it's glad to know my understanding is correct!! However the project I created still having error message when I manually assign RZQ_A/B pins. But when I create a whole new project, looks like the Blueprint works normally and no similar error occurs. I'll see which step I did wrong in previous project and thanks again for your suggestions.