APPLICATION NOTE 2722

Interfacing the DS2156 Utopia II Bus to Maxim Demo Kits


Abstract: This application note describes how to use the DS2156 Utopia II Bus interface on the Dallas Semiconductor DS2156DK development kit with either of the demo kit motherboards, the DK101 or the DK2000.

The DK101 is a low cost demo kit motherboard for evaluating Maxim Telecom ICs. The ICs are mounted on daughter cards specifically designed to plug into the DK101's connector. The DK101 provides a microprocessor, Flash and SRAM based program memory, various oscillators and support logic, and an RS-232 interface to a host PC. The high performance demo kit motherboard (DK2000) contains all the necessary support logic to completely evaluate the telecom daughter cards made by Maxim. DK2000 allows for prototyping and development by supplying the processor interface to various telecom products. Incorporating the MPC8260, 64MB of RAM, up to 1MB of L2-Cache, two banks of Flash at 2MB each, Fast Ethernet, and RS-232, DK2000 is powerful and flexible.

Introduction

The DS2156 is user configurable for a TDM or UTOPIA II bus interface. The UTOPIA II interface has the following characteristics:
  • Full or fractional DS1/E1 with bit rates in multiples of 64kbps
  • Clear-channel E1
  • Compliant to the ATM forum specifications for ATM over DS1 and E1
  • Standard UTOPIA II interface to the ATM layer
  • Configurable UTOPIA address
  • Physical layer interface capable of accepting DS1/E1 stream in the for of either
    • Clock data, and frame overhead indication
    • Gapped clock on data position
  • Diagnostic loopback
  • Transmit FIFO depth configurable to either 2, 3, or 4 cells deep
  • Optional single-bit HEC error insertion
  • Programmable loss-of-cell delineation (LCD) integration and optional interrupt
  • Interrupt for FIFO overrun in receive direction
The DK101 is a low-cost demo kit motherboard for evaluating Maxim Telecom ICs. The ICs are mounted on daughter cards specifically designed to plug into the DK101's connector. The DK101 provides a microprocessor; flash and SRAM-based program memory; various oscillators and support logic; and an RS-232 interface to a host PC. The processor runs general-purpose firmware that executes reads and writes to the daughter card on behalf of PC-based demo software.

The high-performance demo kit motherboard (DK2000) contains all the necessary support logic to completely evaluate the telecom daughter cards made by Maxim. DK2000 allows for prototyping and development by supplying the processor interface to various telecom products. Incorporating the MPC8260, 64MB of RAM, up to 1MB of L2-Cache, two banks of flash at 2MB each, fast Ethernet, and RS-232, the DK2000 is powerful and flexible. The DK2000 provides each of the up to four daughter cards with processor bus interfaces, TDM and UTOPIA interfaces in the form of three 50-position high-density daughter card connectors.

The DS2156 UTOPIA Hardware

The DS2156 has a user-selectable TDM or UTOPIA backplane. When the UTOPIA II backplane is enabled, the basic TDM signals such as clock, sync, and data are available in both the transmit and receive directions.

In an ATM application, a UTOPIA II bus interface is enabled via the TUSEL pin. When TUSEL is low, the TDM backplane is enabled, and when the TUSEL pin is set high, the UTOPIA II backplane is enabled. Each pin associated with the UTOPIA II bus interface is described.

UR-ADDR0–UR-ADDR4, Receive UTOPIA Address, (Input): This 5-bit UTOPIA address bus is driven from the ATM layer to select the appropriate UTOPIA port. RX_UTOP_ADDR4 is the MSB and RX_UTOP_ADDR0 is the LSB.

Active-Low UR-ENB, Receive UTOPIA Enable, (Input): This is an active-low signal asserted by the ATM layer to indicate that UR-DATAx and UR-SOC will be sampled at the end of the next cycle.

UR-SOC, Receive UTOPIA Start of Cell (Output): This active-high signal is asserted by the DS2156 when UR-DATAx contains the first valid byte of a cell, and is enabled only in cycles following those with active-low UR-ENB asserted and cell transfer is in progress.

UR-DATA0–UR-DATA7, Receive UTOPIA Data Bus (Output): This byte-wide data bus is driven by the DS2156 in response to the selection of one of the UTOPIA ports by the ATM layer for cell transfer. This bus is tri-statable, and is enabled only in cycles following those with UR-ENB asserted and cell transfer is in progress for a port. UR-DATA7 is the MSB and UR-DATA0 is the LSB.

UR-CLAV, Receive UTOPIA Cell Available (Output): The active high UR-CLAV signal is asserted if a complete cell is available for transfer to the ATM layer for the polled port. If UR-ADDRx does not match with any one of UTOPIA port addresses, this signal will be tri-stated at the chip level using the control lines detailed below. UR-CLAV0 is driven in multiplexed with 1CLAV polling mode as well as direct status mode.

UR-CLK, Receive UTOPIA Clock (Input): Receive UTOPIA bus clock.

UT-ADDR0–UT-ADDR4, Transmit UTOPIA Address (Input): This 5-bit-wide bus is driven by the ATM layer to poll and select the appropriate UTOPIA port. UT-ADDR4 is the MSB and UT-ADDR0 is the LSB.

Active-Low UT-ENB, Transmit UTOPIA Enable (Input): Active-low enable signal asserted by ATM layer during cycles when UT-DATAx contains valid cell data.

UT-SOC, Transmit UTOPIA Start of Cell (Input): Active-high signal asserted by ATM layer when UT-DATAx contains the first valid byte of the cell.

UT-DATA0–UT-DATA7, Transmit UTOPIA Data Bus (Input): Byte-wide true data driven from ATM layer to one of the selected ports. UT-DATA7 is the MSB and UT-DATA0 is the LSB.

UT-CLAV, Transmit UTOPIA Cell Available (Output): The active-high UT-CLAV signal is asserted by the DS2156 if it has a cell space available to accommodate a complete cell from the ATM layer to the polled port. If UT-ADDRx does not match with any one of UTOPIA port addresses, this signal should be tri-stated at the chip level using the control signals detailed below. UT-CLAV0 is driven in multiplexed with 1CLAV polling mode as well as direct status mode.

UT-2CLAV, Transmit UTOPIA 2 Cells Available (Output): This active-high signal is asserted by the DS2156 to indicate that the transmitter can accommodate 2 cells. UT-2CLAV0 is driven in multiplexed with 1CLAV mode as well as direct status mode for port 0. The timing of this signal follows as that of UT-CLAV. This bus is not tristatable.

UT-UTDO, UTOPIA Transmit Data Output (Output): Access to the data prior to the transmit formatter. Updated on the rising edge of TCLK. This output is normally connected to TDATA.

UT-CLK, Transmit UTOPIA Clock (Input): Transmit UTOPIA bus clock.

UTPOIA—Backplane Interface

The DS2156's UTOPIA interface maps the transmit ATM cells in a DS1/E1 frame as per ATM Forum specifications af-phy-0016.000 and af-phy-0064.000 and receives them in a similar mapping. On the receive side, the cell delineation mechanism used for finding ATM cell boundaries is performed as per ITU-T I.432. The terms ATM layer and system side are used synonymously and refer to the UTOPIA II interface of the DS2156.

UTPOIA—Transmit Operation

The DS2156 interface to the ATM layer is fully compliant to the ATM Forum's UTOPIA Level 2 specification. Both direct status and multiplexed with 1CLAV modes are supported. The DS2156 can be configured to use any= address from 0 to 31 as its UTOPIA port address, and has a 4-cell buffer for cell-rate decoupling.

The depth of the transmit FIFO is configurable to 2, 3, or 4 cells. When a port is polled and has cell space available, the DS2156 generates a cell available signal for that port. Additionally, the DS2156 generates a 2-cell space availability indication for each port. The DS2156 uses UT-SOC (transmit UTOPIA start of cell) to detect the first byte of a cell. If a spurious UT-SOC occurs during a cell transfer, then the DS2156 aligns with the latest UT-SOC and ignores the partial cell in the FIFO.

UTPOIA—Receive Operation

The receive interface of the DS2156 is fully compliant to the ATM Forum's UTOPIA Level 2 Specifications. The DS2156 can be configured to use any one of address ranges 0 to 7, 8 to 15, 16 to 23, and 24 to 32 as UTOPIA port addresses. For direct status polling, the address range can be one of 0 to 3, 8 to 11, 16 to 19, and 24 to 27.

If the receive FIFO is not empty, the cell available signal is asserted. After a cell is transferred from the port, the external cell available signal will be updated based on receive FIFO fill level after one clock cycle from cell transfer completion. During this clock cycle, the cell available indication for the port is kept in the deasserted state. A one clock minimum latency between two cell transfers from the same UTOPIA port is needed by the DS2156 to update its internal cell pointers.

DS2156DK I/O Pin Mapping to Connect with Adtech AX/4000

Table 1 shows how to connect the DS2156DK to an Adtech AX/4000 Broadband Test System to test the DS2156 UTOPIA II Bus.

Table 1. I/O Pin Mapping to Connect with Adtech AX/4000
Adtech Tx Pin Numbers Adtech Tx Pin Names DS2156DK Pin Names Adtech Rx Pin Numbers Adtech Rx Pin Names DS2156DK Pin Names
1 TXDATA_0 TNEGI 1 RXDATA_0 RLINK
2 TXDATA_1 TCLKI 2 RXDATA_1 RLCLK
3 TXDATA_2 TCLKO 3 RXDATA_2 RPOSI
4 TXDATA_3 TNEGO 4 RXDATA_3 RNEGI
6 TXDATA_4 TPOSO 6 RXDATA_4 RCLKI
7 TXDATA_5 TSER 7 RXDATA_5 RCLKO
8 TXDATA_6 TSIG 8 RXDATA_6 RNEGO
9 TXDATA_7 TSYSCLK 9 RXDATA_7 RPOSO
5, 10, 20, 25, 30 GND GND 5, 10, 20, 40, 45 GND GND
22 TXSOC UOP0 22 RXSOC RCHBLK
23 TXADDR0 UOP3 37 RXADDR0 RCHCLK
24 TXADDR1 TCHBLK 38 RXADDR1 RSIGF
26 TXADDR2 TLCLK 39 RXADDR2 RSIG
27 TXADDR3 TLINK 41 RXADDR3 RMSYNC
28 TXADDR4 TPOSI 42 RXADDR4 RFSYNC
29 TXCLAV0 LIUC 43 RXCLAV0 RSER
34 TXENABLE UOP1 48 RXENB BPCLK
36 UT_CLK TSSYNC 49 UR_CLK TCHCLK

UTPOIA II Configuration Using DS2156

The register settings in Table 2 configure the DS2156 daughter card for UTOPIA II, single CLAV, 8-bit mode on PHY port 0. UTOPIA II bus connection is provided by header J1 (Tx) and header J2 (Rx) on the DS2156DK.

After configuring the registers, the user needs to toggle the MSTREG.URST bit to reset the UTOPIA II core.

Table 2. UTOPIA II Setup, Register Settings for Daughter Card CPLD
Name Value Name Value
SWITCH 1 0x0F   SWITCH 4 0x0F
SWITCH 2 0x03   LEVELS 0x07
SWITCH 3 0x0F      

Table 3 shows the register settings to configure the DS2156 to E1 mode of operation.

Table 3. UTOPIA II Setup, Register Settings for E1 Configuration
Name Value Name Value
MSTREG 0x02   LBCR 0x00
E1RCR1 0x68   TAF 0x9B
E1RCR2 0x00   TNAF 0xC0
E1TCR1 0x15   LIC1 0x11
E1TCR2 0x00   LIC2 0x90
CCR1 0x00   LIC3 0x00
CCR4 0x00   LIC4 0x00
IOCR1 0x00      
IOCR2 0x00      

Table 4 shows the register settings to configure the DS2156 for UTOPIA II.

Table 4. UTOPIA II Setup, Register Settings for UTOPIA II Configuration
Name Value Name Value
U_TCFR 0x01   U_RCR2 0x0
U_tCR1 0x05   U_TIUPB 0x0
U_TCR2 0x00   PCPR 0x22
U_RCFR 0x01   PCDR1-4 0x0
U_RCR1 0x01      

UTPOIA II Setup: Setting Up DS2156DK with Adtech AX/4000

When the DS2156DK is connected with an Adtech AX/4000, the UTOPIA II configuration can be changed using the UTOPIA Level II setup interface on the computer running the Adtech AX/4000 software.

Figure 1 shows what the user will view to configure the UTOPIA II using the Adtech AX/4000 software.

Figure 1. Adtech AX/4000 software interface.
Figure 1. Adtech AX/4000 software interface.

To change the setup for UTOPIA II, the user will view the interface that is shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2. Adtech AX/4000 software interface for UTOPIA II.
Figure 2. Adtech AX/4000 software interface for UTOPIA II.

By clicking on the SETUP box, the following functions are accessed from the UTOPIA II setup dialog box. Figure 3 shows the General Mode.

Figure 3. Adtech AX/4000 software interface for UTOPIA II setup on general mode.
Figure 3. Adtech AX/4000 software interface for UTOPIA II setup on general mode.

To change the receive and transmit setup, there are 'Rx Setup' and 'Tx Setup' in the software interface. Figures 4 and 5 show the software interface on the receive and the transmit setup, respectively.

Figure 4. Adtech AX/4000 software interface for UTOPIA II setup on receive mode.
Figure 4. Adtech AX/4000 software interface for UTOPIA II setup on receive mode.

Figure 5. Adtech AX/4000 software interface for UTOPIA II setup on transmit mode.
Figure 5. Adtech AX/4000 software interface for UTOPIA II setup on transmit mode.

DK2000

The DK2000 development platform has 4MB of flash memory organized into two banks. Each bank is organized as 512k x 32, consisting of four Atmel AT49LV040 devices that are socketed for easy removal and external programming. Using jumpers, either of the two flash banks can be configured as the boot ROM. The flash banks are controlled by the MPC8260's chip select 0 and 1. The chip select assignment for each bank is a jumper configurable selection. The board's silkscreen marks which byte lane each FLASH device is attached to.

To satisfy debug and development needs, the DK2000 platform provides two debug connectors. Connector P9 is a standard JTAG/COP interface to the MPC8260 as defined by Motorola. Connector P20 is a Vision Probe/Vision ICE connector as defined by WindRiver.

User software may be downloaded to the onboard SRAM or FLASH using either the Vision ICE port or the JTAG/COP port. If FLASH programming is preferred then FLASH bank 1 is recommended as FLASH bank 0 contains the default firmware.

MPC8260 I/O Pin Mapping

The MPC8260 provides 120 I/O pins that can be configured for special purpose or for general purpose I/O. The DK2000 development platform takes advantage of as much of the I/O capability as possible.

To connect the DS2156DK daughter card to a DK2000, just plug the DS2156DK daughter card into one of the DK2000's daughter card connectors. Some daughter cards have two connectors while others have three. The third connector, which is optional, is for advanced features (UTOPIA bus, POS-PHY bus, etc). The DK2000 is compatible with both two-connector and three-connector daughter cards, and supports the advanced features available on the third connector. Note that daughter cards are not designed for hot insertion; only connect daughter cards to the DK2000 platform with the power off. Table 5 describes the pin configuration on the processor MPC8260 for UTOPIA and how they are connected through the daughter Card connectors.

Table 5. I/O Pin Assignments for UTOPIA
UTOPIA Function Signal Names on the Processor MPC8260 Pin Numbers on Daughter Card
TXENA PA31 16
TXCLAV0 PA30 23
TXSOC PA29 17
RXENA PA28 42
RXSOC PA27 43
RXCLAV0 PA26 49
TXD0 PA25 13, 17
TXD1 PA24 14
TXD2 PA23 11
TXD3 PA22 12
TXD4 PA21 9
TXD5 PA20 10
TX6 PA19 7
TXCLAV0 PA30 23
TXD7 PA18 8
RXD7 PA17 34
RXD6 PA16 33
RXD5 PA15 36
RXD4 PA14 35
RXD3 PA13 38
RXD2 PA12 37
RXD1 PA11 40
RXD0 PA10 39
TXCLK PC21 18
RXCLK PC20 44
TXADDR0 PC15 6
RXADDR0 PC14 32
TXADDR1 PC13 3
RXADDR1 PC12 29
TXADDR2/TXCLAV1 PC7 4, 24
RXADDR2/RXCLAV1 PC6 30, 50
RXADDR3/RXCLAV2 PD29 27, 47
TXADDR4/CLAV3 PD19 2, 22
RXADDR4, RXCLAV3 PA18 28, 28
RXPRTY PD17 41
TXADDR3/TXCLAV2 PD7 1, 21
TXPRTY ELPD (generated in logic) 15


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