The TCP/IP Demo is aimed at demonstrating the features of S2C's 2 Channel Gigabit Ethernet PHY Interface Module running on both the S2C Virtex-7 Prodigy Logic Module and the S2C Kintex-7 Prodigy Logic Module.
The Demo design is based on a MicroBlaze processor, using ISE14.5 EDK tools to integrate external memory (DDR3) and an Ethernet MAC controller with an AXI4 and AXI4 Lite bus. The Ethernet MAC controller communicates with the Ethernet MAC PHY chip(Marvell 88E1111) on S2C's 2 Channel Gigabit Ethernet PHY Interface Module, which is 10/100/1000BASE-T IEEE 802.3 compliant and supports both GMII and RGMII interfaces. The network configurations and interactive data between processor and user application are accessed from and stored in DDR3 memories on S2C's 1GB DDR3 Memory Module for the K7 Prodigy Logic Module.
The hardware platform, including the Prodigy Logic Module and daughter modules, sets up the network environment. Then, iperf running on a PC is used to test the network performance either for 10Mb/s or 100Mb/s.
The network endpoints run on a hardware platform and PC working in Server-Client mode, either as a Server or a Client. Multiple configurations can be set in iperf, such as port number, report interval and TCP window size. A bandwidth graph and status messages are supplied for users to look up the network performance.
Based on a MicroBlaze Processor, the reference design can be used to test the TCP connection performance of 10Mb/s or 100Mb/s network. Features include:
AXI Ethernet Lite MAC(v1.01.b) IP to implement MAC functions
External memory(DDR3) for mutual data storage
AXI 7 Series Memory Controller IP
Iperf tool to measure network performance
The software (iperf) in the PC and embedded design running on the S2C Virtex-7 Prodigy Logic Module works in Server-Client mode, and vice versa.
The reference design can be used to test the Ethernet Interface performance. It can also be applied to the TCP performance tests of 10Mb/s or 100Mb/s network, and to targeted applications such as the Network Interface Adapter, MAU, CNR and ACR etc.
Both XPS and SDK projects are available, and include everything required for successful implementation.
To run the demo on the S2C Hardware Platform, related documentation is included:
Additionally, the iperf installation package is enclosed with the latest version accessible from