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FEC pause frame reception

Question asked by pierre sagot on Aug 24, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 26, 2015 by Yuri Muhin

In the MCIMX51RM.pdf, the explanation of the way the fec in the imx51 handlesPAUSE frame is not compatible with other equipments (switch for instance) sending PAUSE frames.

The documentation says :


The pause

timer increments once every slot time, until OPD[PAUSE_DUR] slot times have expired. On

OPD[PAUSE_DUR] expiration, TCR[GTS] is deasserted allowing FEC data frame transmission to



But some equipment send PAUSE frame with PAUSE Duration value of 0, in order to resume transmission...


Do you confirm that the FEC does NOT use the PAUSE Duration inside the PAUSE frame ?

If yes, how can the Imx51 cope with an equipement sending Pause frames with PAUSE Duration value of 0...


Thank you in advance