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Newbie nian
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Registered: ‎08-02-2018

Can I synthesize Synopsys Designware modules on Vivado?

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Hi,

 

I'm now having a systemverilog design with Synopsys Designware modules.

And I want to synthesize the design on Vivado.

But the synthesis library of Designware is encrypted.  (since it belongs to Synopsys...)

Is there any method that I can synthesize designs with designware on Vivado?

 

 

Thanks a lot!!!

 

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Adventurer
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Registered: ‎04-24-2012

Re: Can I synthesize Synopsys Designware modules on Vivado?

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Hi @nian,

As @kmorris said, and short answer, is no. You must synthesize the DW components in Synopsys synthesis tools, since the encrypted keys will not allow you to use any other tool

When using DW components, the flow always is Synopsys for synthesis -> Vendor (in this case, Xilinx) for Place and Route.

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Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎01-11-2011

Re: Can I synthesize Synopsys Designware modules on Vivado?

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Hi @nian, I am not familiar with Synopsys Designware but as it appears to be encrypted, Vivado Synthesis would not have a method to Synthesize it.

 

One option you could potentially use is to Synthesize the Designware files in Synopsys, and then bring in the resulting EDIF files as black boxes. If Synopsys also encrypts the EDIF, you may have to run the entire flow through Synopsys.

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Adventurer
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Registered: ‎04-24-2012

Re: Can I synthesize Synopsys Designware modules on Vivado?

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Hi @nian,

As @kmorris said, and short answer, is no. You must synthesize the DW components in Synopsys synthesis tools, since the encrypted keys will not allow you to use any other tool

When using DW components, the flow always is Synopsys for synthesis -> Vendor (in this case, Xilinx) for Place and Route.

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Newbie nian
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Registered: ‎08-02-2018

Re: Can I synthesize Synopsys Designware modules on Vivado?

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Ok, Thanks!

I'll do synthesis on Synposys tools first.

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