Hi, Couple inquires on the LPC43xx EMC Block:

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Hi, Couple inquires on the LPC43xx EMC Block:

NXP Employee
NXP Employee

Some questions on the External Memory Controller (EMC) on the LPC43xx:

Reference, per App Note 11508:

  • If I understand this correctly the benefit of using SFSCLK0/2 set to function 5 along with connecting CLK1 to the SDRAM rather than
    CLK0, is to reduce the round trip delay of the CLKx signals (out to RAM and back) used for the “byte lane feedback clocks”?

See section Best performance using a single SDRAM device and CCLK Div2:

  • So does this setup work equally as well for CCLK not divided by 2?
  • Using CLK2 and CLK0 unconnected (in mode 5) so that theyjust drive internal EMC_FBCLK23 and EMC_FBCLK01 respectively, is better or
    worse than using each CLKx to drive EMC_FBCLKx directly (one CLK out to SDRAM)?

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NXP Employee
NXP Employee

Hi Micheal,

For item 1, I guess the reason is "Since CLK1 and CLK3 are not being used as feedback clocks their length may exceed the 6” restriction without affecting the feedback clocks for capturing SDRAM read data".

For itme2-1, yes. For item2-2, using CLK0 and CLK2 to drive FBCLK and CLK1/CLK3 to drive SDRAM is more PCB friendly, this is related to item1 that you can have longer CLK1/CLK3 traces on PCB

Best regards

Rocky Song