[Virtex 4 PPC] Which Linux?

Stephen Neuendorffer stephen.neuendorffer at xilinx.com
Thu Feb 7 06:29:11 EST 2008

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> Subject: [Virtex 4 PPC] Which Linux?
> Hello,
> we develop a new laser-ranging-system and our hardware freaks have
> the Virtex 4 FX 12 on the "AVNET FX12 Mini-Module". The system had to
> deliver the raw data via UDP (12 Mbyte/sec) and on TCP the processed
> (about 6 Mbyte/sec). When you get the processed data via TCP then no
> send by UDP.
> I'm confused by the following:
> 1) Hard-TEMAC vs. Soft-TEMAC.
> Avnet provide a demo for the module which using Soft-TEMAC. If I get
> right this core has to be licenced. But when ther is a hard-TEMAC why
> for it?

Generally speaking, if you have the hard temac, you should use it.  The
new EDK cores do this transparently. (see
http://www.xilinx.com/bvdocs/ipcenter/data_sheet/xps_ll_temac.pdf)  Note
that the emaclite license has recently been made free, although this
core doesn't support gigabit rates, which it looks like youll need.


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