Designing with Ethernet MAC Controllers
Designing with Ethernet MAC Controllers
Become acquainted with the various solutions that Xilinx offers for Ethernet connectivity. Learn the basics of the Ethernet standard, protocol, and OSI model while applying Xilinx solutions via hands-on laboratory exercises. Perform simulation to understand fundamental principles and obtain the knowledge to assess hardware design considerations and software development requirements. Become familiar with Ethernet IP core design architectures, core IP port naming conventions, and signal waveforms.
After completing this comprehensive training, you will know how to:
- Describe the basics of Ethernet standard, protocol, and OSI model
- Identify the various solutions that Xilinx offers for Ethernet connectivity
- Utilize various Ethernet cores either in a standalone mode or as a peripheral in a processor-based design
- Use simulation to become familiar with IP core port names and operations
- Explore the Xilinx-provided example software application using the lwIP stack
- Integrate Ethernet IP into your design using the Vivado™ Design Suite
- Ethernet Basics
- Network Protocols, Ethernet Interfaces, and Hardware
- Lab 1: Exploring Ethernet Frames - Perform a functional simulation of the Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC LogiCORE®® IP. This IP is available through the Vivado™ IP catalog tool. A Vivado™ Design Suite project, based on the Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC example design, is provided and includes a simulation testbench. You will use the Vivado™ simulator to analyze Ethernet frames and identify the components of the frames. You will then modify the testbench to view its effect on core behavior.
- Physical Layer
- AXI Interface
- Lab 2: Advanced Ethernet Frames - Perform a functional simulation of a Vivado™ Design Suite project, based on the Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC example design, that is provided with several simulation testbenches. You will use these testbenches to generate various kinds of frames and observe how the core behaves to these received frames. AXI MAC register configuration commands will be modified to affect the behavior of the MAC core. You will also study various signals involved in identifying frames and classify them into good frames or bad frames.
- Xilinx EMAC Offerings
- Lab 3: AXI Ethernet Example Design - Create a new Vivado™ Design Suite project, use the IP catalog tool to generate an AXI Ethernet Subsystem core, and open the Xilinx-provided example design. You will then analyze, simulate, synthesize, and implement the design for the Kintex-7 FPGA.
- 10/100/1000 EMAC Solutions
- Processor-Based Ethernet
- LAB: Processor-Based Ethernet Design - Use the Vivado™ IP integrator tool to create an Ethernet-based embedded system. The design will be based around the MicroBlaze® processor and the Ethernet Lite controller. The SDK tool will be used to create and build the lwIP Echo Server example software application. This lab encompasses the entire design experience from cradle to grave.
- 10/25/40/100GE Solutions
- Ethernet Odds and Ends
- LAB: Analyzing 10GE MAC Frames - Investigate the PHY and client interfaces of the 10-Gigabit Ethernet MAC LogiCORE® IP, available in the Vivado™ IP catalog, by performing a functional simulation. You will use the Vivado™ simulator to view these waveform signals.
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Education Investment Options
- To qualify for the Advanced Registration Price, full payment must be received 21 days prior to the first day of class.
- Basic follow-on coaching includes 2 hours (max 2 calls)
- Comprehensive follow-on coaching includes 10 hours (max 5 calls)
- Follow-on Coaching must be purchased at time of registration.
Who should attend:
Engineers who would like to come up to speed on utilizing Xilinx Ethernet connectivity solutions
FPGA design experience
Completion of the Vivado™ Boot Camp: Basic Training course or equivalent knowledge of Xilinx Vivado™ software implementation tools
Basic understanding of microprocessors
Some HDL modeling experience
Vivado™ Design or System Edition 2014.3
Architecture: 7 series and Ultrascale™ FPGAs*Demo board: Kintex-7 KC705 board (optional)** This course focuses on the 7 series, UltraScale, and Zynq® All Programmable SoC and architectures. Check with your local Authorized Training Provider for the specifics of the in-class lab board or other customizations.