I'm trying to write some Data to a Dual Port BRAM and read it from PL. I created a customised BRAM from the IP Catalog and put it in a wrapper so i can use it in the Block diagram. PORTA width is 32-bit and PORTB width is 256-bit. I need to transfer 1024 8-bit values, so PORTA depth is 256 (8bit) and PORTB depth is 32 (5bit). I use the standard BRAM-Controller in 32-bit mode (depth is 2048, but this shouldn't matter?).
To write Data to the BRAM over the AXI-Interface i use the function
Xil_Out32(BASE_ADDR+0, 0xFFFFFFFF). When i want to access the next 32-bit of data in the BRAM is use
Xil_Out32(BASE_ADDR+4, 0xFFFFFFFF). +4 cause the memory is byte aligned, right? (When i use +1 my program crashes).
To read Data from the BRAM over PL i simply put a Address on
addrb[4:0] and get my data two clock cycles later out of
doutb[255:0]. Cause "addrb" is only 5 bit, this can't be byte aligned, so every time i add +1 to addrb i get the next 256-bit from BRAM, right?.
OK. Now to my problem: I execute the following on PS:
Xil_Out32(BASE_ADDR+0, 0xFFFFFFFF); Xil_Out32(BASE_ADDR+4, 0xAAAAAAAA);
and read address 0x00 on my 256-bit output from PL the output looks like this:
I also put this in a little Diagram, to make it more clear:
I hope someone can put me in the right direction ...
Cause "addrb" is only 5 bit, this can't be byte aligned, so every time i add +1 to addrb i get the next 256-bit from bram, right?.
That conclusion is a bit too fast. It greatly depends how all your address buses are connected. Standard the AXI address bus always has the LS address bits even if they are never used.
For example my a AXI DMA engine has a 128 wide data bus. The address port still has:
output logic [31:0] m_axi_awaddr,
However the bottom 4 address bits [3:0] are always zero. I MUST increment my address bus in steps of 16 (16 bytes is 128 bits) if I want to write consecutive locations in memory.
But elsewhere I have an VGA adapter with 8bits wide 4K deep BRAM where I connect AXI to BRAM A. Now I have to increment my address bus in steps of 4 if I want to write consecutive byte locations in BRAM memory.
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