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RF Clocking

The following figure shows a high-level block diagram for the clocking network:


The PLLs on this board are:

  • LMX04832
  • LMX2594

The distributed hexdump .txt file used in the tutorial examples uses the LMK in single loop mode. This is because of difficulty to lock PLL2 in dual-loop mode. This requires that a 1.8 Vpp 10 MHz reference clock from 0.5V and 2.3V be applied to J19 in these example.

For the 3rd generation 49dr board supporting clock forwarding the platform configuration file is by default setup to expect a clock from the connected LMX chips. This can be changed to use tile clock forwarding by changing the platform configuration file adc_clk_src parameter to the index of the desired source tile.


Toolflow Compatability

The distributed images and toolflow support for both generation revisions of this board have been tested on hardware. However, in the process of casperizing those boards there were a few board level issues and discrepencies from the vendor. Should differeing hardware be present on your platform this could require a few patches to support your board.

LMK Dual Loop Mode

The examples for this board here configure the LMK to operate in single loop mode. There were problems getting PLL1 on the LMK04832 to lock when configured in dual loop mode. Examining the boards and LMK04832 data sheet indicated that the OSCin pin is not AC coupled using a 0.1 uF capacitor. Cutting the trace to add this capacitord an inserting an 0401 0.1 uF beettween the OSCin pin and ground did seem to resolve the issue with PLL1 being able to lock when using the onboard TCXO.


HTG indicates that this has been resolved in later revisions of the board.


Testing board functionality showed that the FMC had open connections to some of the GTY transceivers connected. HTG did offer to reflow the board but responding to have that done there was no response for further instructions.