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Registered: ‎02-08-2019

Getting started

I am use to altera quarry’s and have been ask to do a project with Xilinx any sugestions

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Registered: ‎10-23-2018

Re: Getting started

@bob_mcloughlin

Do you have the Xilinx tools installed? That might be a good first step... https://www.xilinx.com/support/download.html

Also, some forum basics... https://forums.xilinx.com/t5/custom/page/page-id/community_guidelines

Hope that helps

If so, please mark solution accepted. Kudos also welcomed. :-)

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Registered: ‎01-22-2015

Re: Getting started

@bob_mcloughlin

Welcome to the Xilinx Forum!

If you are very familiar with the Altera Quartus tools then your transition to the Xilinx tools will not be too painful.

For the older FPGAs from Xilinx you will need to use the tools called ISE.  Table 2-1 in UG631, shows the FPGAs supported by ISE.  ISE can be downloaded free-of-charge from <here>.

For most of the new FPGAs, you will need to use the tools called Vivado.  Table 2-1 of UG973 shows the FPGAs supported by Vivado.  You will note from Table 2-1 that there is a free-of-charge version of Vivado called “WebPACK Vivado” which supports only some of the newer FPGAs.  Both the free and not-free versions of Vivado can be downloaded from <here>.

The “flow” of the Xilinx tools is like the Quartus tool: 1) write code (eg. VHDL or Verilog), 2) add code Xilinx wrote for you (called Intellectual Property (IP) modules), 3) write Tcl constraints, 4) simulate (if you want), 5) click on synthesis, 6) click on implementation, 7) check timing analysis, 8) generate bitstream, 9) send bitstream to the FPGA.

You’ll find tutorials and learning videos on the Xilinx website to help you learn ISE and Vivado.

What Xilinx FPGA will you be working with?

Cheers,
Mark

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Registered: ‎02-08-2019

Re: Getting started

Not sure which part just took a job that uses Xilinx but have not started yet thanks
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