Is the TCP/IP and PCI Interface available for ML605/FMC30RF combination? I noticed in the reference main.cpp that there were three references available ethernet,pci, and tcp/ip. I have successfully used ethernet. What software,drivers, licenses are required to use: TCP/IP? PCI?
Where are the instructions to use TCP/IP and PCI ?
This is not readily available but can surely be made available; we have that available for VC707. I have no idea about the costs. Contacting email@example.com would be the next step. I know that PCIe does not come free of charge for FMC customers not purchasing our own carriers.
I have to say the PCI path brings extra advantages, you will get several hundreds MB/s bandwidth reliably so this is a good path. We have a DMA engine in the FPGA and API/Driver for it. Linux, Windows and Vxworks are available; Linux/VXworks delivered with compiled source code, Windows delivered as precompiled API/Driver.
I hope that help!
Best Regards, Arnaud
over 5 years ago
Thanks. So is the PCI interface for FMC30RF / ML605 not available at all or can it be purchased to use PCI interface for FMC30RF with ML605 board? If so what is the cost?
over 5 years ago
That's correct the application is generic to all platforms/carriers. The thing is we don't have PCI support on all the carriers for FMC30RF. We have that for VC707 and some other 4DSP carriers. As far as TCP/IP is concerned, we have that supported on ZC702, ZC706 and Zedboard. You probably seen the reference application uses an "abstraction" layer called SIPIF. This layer provides a generic interfaces to either PCI/Mac/TCP/IP layer. You probably seen the CID module also, and usage of cid_getconstellationid() which retrieves the ID of the firmware currently loaded in the FPGA, this is how we kept everything generic in a software point of view.
The 4FM Getting Started Guide document covers TCP/IP, check chapter (Evaluating FMC AD/DA product using Xilinx Development kits). Zedboard/ZC702/ZC706 section covers TCP/IP).