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- Rocket IO failure after power cycle.
July 9, 2005, 3:43 am
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In the system I work on, we use Rocket IO to communication
between the different boards. I see some
Rocket IO failures after power up, so I wrote some
scripts to do power cycle testing to charaterize the problem.
I see Rocket IO communication failures after power cycle in about
3-5% of time. On some system the failures rate can be
as high as 40% of time. With this particular system, the
failures seem to related to how long I power down the system.
When I power down the system for 1, 5 seconds between bootup,
I see very few failures 3-5%. When I set the power down->up time
to 20, 60 seconds, I see the failure rate go up to 40%
to 50% very consistently.
Once the Rocket IO enters this failurs state, the only
way to recover is to power cycle the system. Reload the
FPGA bit file from the sysace did not help at all.
When it fails, the serial/parallel loopback on the failure
board works fine, our HW engineer probe the RX of the failed
channel and the signal looks ok (signals are clean and
Anyone see this kind of problem before? Any pointers on
what direction to look and any idea on how one might
recover from it.
Thanks in advance.
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