02-16-2015 08:00 AM
Version: Vivado 2014.4
I am working on a project which needs to include a custom IP (IpBus from CACTUS ). I have to generate a new Package IP but I have some understandable errors. I have looked for solutions on the forum but I only found people with same errors and nothing else.
I attached a .zip with all .vhd code in this post.
How I proceeded to create my Package IP:
Create new project > RTL Project > Target Language: VHDL, Simu Language: VHDL
Add Sources: I added the directory of my .vhd files (custom IP)
Add Existing IP: No > Add Constraints: No
Default Part > I selected my board: Zynq-7 ZC702 > Finish
Tools > Create and Package IP > Package your current project > Finish
The packaging was successful but I have errors.
[IP_Flow 19-734] Port 'oob_in': Port type name "ipbus_trans_in_array" is not supported
[IP_Flow 19-734] Port 'oob_out': Port type name "ipbus_trans_out_array" is not supported
It seems that it is a compatibility problem with Vivado which doesn’t support custom port definitions, and I should change my design to fix it. There was a topic on this error but it doesn’t solve mine.
The snapshot below is the Ports and Interfaces panel, I annotated the problematic part.
I already met [IP_Flow 19-734] once on ports: ipb_in & ipb_out and changed my design to fix it: I switched them to std_logic_vector and changed some connections. But my current problem is that I use a custom type array and I think it is too complex to modify. This is why I ask you for some clues or solutions to solve it.
This is the code where custom type array are initialized.
[IP_Flow 19-627] Port 'oob_in': XPath expression failed: Operator "=" found with not enough operands in XPath expression "(others => ('0', b"00000000000000000000000000000000", '0'))".
I think this is related to the previous errors, I founded a topic on it, but I prefer to solve [IP_Flow 19-734] before.
[IP_Flow 19-627] HDL Parameter 'MAC_CFG (Mac Cfg)': XPath expression failed: Undefined parameter "EXTERNAL" found in XPath expression "EXTERNAL".
[IP_Flow 19-627] HDL Parameter 'IP_CFG (Ip Cfg)': XPath expression failed: Undefined parameter "EXTERNAL" found in XPath expression "EXTERNAL".
This is my Customization Parameters panel and the error messages:
Both have the same error tag as above but I have no idea to solve them. It seems that it will be a future release to fix it? (2014.4)?
Thanks and Regards,
02-16-2015 10:01 AM
02-17-2015 02:49 AM
I am under Vivado 2014.4 up from 2013.3 yesterday. I never used Vivado before, I was on ISE 14.7.
I tried to synthesis and implement the design; I thought Vivado did it automatically when I packaged the code. It seemed that I made a lot of mistakes when I tried to fix [IP_Flow 19-734]. So, I used a backup instead (hdl_raw.zip attached) and I think it is better, but other errors appeared.
Ports ‘oob_in’ and ‘oob_out’ are defined with a custom type, why are they ignored? It think it will be another [IP_Flow 19-734] if I don’t change it.
[Synth 8-493] no such design unit 'clock_div' ["C:/Users/taf/Desktop/Zynq_zc702/Projet Vivado 2014.4/project_2/hdl_raw/stretcher.vhd":27]
Is it because ‘clock_div’ in stretcher.vhd is not declared in the main entity (ipbus_ctrl.vhd)? I am currently fixing it, but not completely sure.
I referred to this topic:
[Synth 8-285] failed synthesizing module 'stretcher' ["C:/Users/taf/Desktop/Zynq_zc702/Projet Vivado 2014.4/project_2/hdl_raw/stretcher.vhd":21]
[Synth 8-285] failed synthesizing module 'ipbus_ctrl' ["C:/Users/taf/Desktop/Zynq_zc702/Projet Vivado 2014.4/project_2/hdl_raw/ipbus_ctrl.vhd":66]
Because of [Synth 8-493].
Normally, if I solve [Synth 8-493], the synthesis and implement should work but I think I still will have [IP_Flow 19-734] when I package it.
Thanks and Regards,
02-17-2015 06:01 AM
I fixed my first code and the synthesis pass but I have another problem during the implementation, I use 213 I/O but only 200 are available. There is a topic with the same error but there were unused I/O, for my part it seems all used. Do I have to change the design again or there other solutions?
[Place 30-58] IO placement is infeasible. Number of unplaced terminals (213) is greater than number of available sites (200).
The following Groups of I/O terminals have not sufficient capacity
02-17-2015 07:29 AM
Is the IP packager issue solved?
Please create a new thread for the implementation error.
Basically you need to either reduce the number of top level ports in the design or target next bigger device.
02-18-2015 01:27 AM
No, I didn't solve the issue with the IP packager and I can't reduce the number of ports. I think I will let my project in stand by and look after another possibility.
Thank for your help,
07-15-2016 07:15 AM
I also like to use custom types for my entities. I found that the tool writes the entry for the port with the right type (my custom type) into the corresponding "component.xml" file despite the error messages. However, when instantiating that IP-Core in another design, the generated wrapper for the top level does have 'std_logic' as type for the custom ports which of course fails durin synthesis.
I do not know why the tool assumes std_logic for types it doesn't know instead of just using the unknown type. The tool should really support custom types. In fact, that makes using Vivado and IP-Packager really unproductive. Will this get fixed any time?
Btw. I'm using Vivado-2015.4.