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Synthesis going Out-of-Date for Unrelated Changes

by Xilinx Employee on ‎06-20-2017 10:53 AM (474 Views)

In the project flow, Vivado keeps track of dependencies. As you invoke a particular step, the tool ensures that the previous step is complete

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Terminology for IP Flow

by Xilinx Employee on ‎10-26-2016 04:54 PM (1,471 Views)

The Xilinx IP based flow uses terminology that is different from the terms used by typical RTL based designers.

As a result, we need to define certain terminology which might be unique to our IP Flow.

This blog article will attempt to demystify the terminology for flows related to IP.

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Managing MicroBlaze Subsystem or DDR Controllers in Update Region of a Tandem with Field Updates Design

by Xilinx Employee ‎05-19-2016 05:39 PM - edited ‎05-19-2016 06:14 PM (2,478 Views)

Adding soft IP Cores such as MicroBlaze Subsystems or DDR Controllers as part of the Update Region of a Tandem with Field Updates Design.

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Output Delay

by Xilinx Employee on ‎01-28-2016 01:55 PM (2,699 Views)

In this article, we will discuss the concept behind output_delay.

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High Impedance and Out of Context (OOC) Synthesis

by Xilinx Employee on ‎11-05-2015 04:04 PM (2,665 Views)

Vivado allows for a portion of the design to be synthesized Out-Of-Context (OOC).

The basic idea with an OOC flow is that a part of the design is synthesized by itself.

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Constraining Asynchronous Clocks

by Xilinx Employee on ‎09-30-2015 02:40 PM (5,521 Views)

For asynchronous clocks, there are four ways to write the constraints.

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Time Borrowing in Latches

by Xilinx Employee on ‎08-28-2015 09:28 AM (7,243 Views)

Static Timing Analysis applies a concept called Time Borrowing for latch based designs.

This blog post explains time-borrowing, and is relevant to cases where your design has latches, and your timing report has time-borrowing.

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Ensuring Skew Control on Data Lines

by Xilinx Employee on ‎08-02-2015 10:44 PM (3,449 Views)

Sometimes, we might want a few signals to appear at more or less the same time time (i.e. the skew between these signals should not be beyond a certain limit).

A typical situation could be multiple bits of a bus, which should be arriving (almost) together.

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Preventing Pulse Filtering in Simulation

by Xilinx Employee on ‎06-04-2015 10:44 AM (3,226 Views)

In general, if your design is passing simulation at a lower frequency but failing at a higher frequency, your first question should be whether the design is “timing clean” at the specified higher frequency.

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Why do I get reverse pessimism reduction during CPR?

by Xilinx Employee ‎04-15-2015 11:08 PM - edited ‎04-15-2015 11:20 PM (1,988 Views)

On Chip Variation leads to extreme pessimism in timing analysis.

A portion of this pessimism is recovered through what is called Clock Pessimism Reduction (CPR).

However, we often get queries from users saying that in their designs, instead of recovering a portion of the pessimism, the CPR section is actually doing the opposite, causing them to lose on timing (rather than gaining).

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About the blogger...

by Xilinx Employee ‎03-20-2015 03:53 PM - edited ‎05-21-2017 07:39 AM (2,026 Views)

This blog will focus on technical articles explaining how to achieve something specific with XLNX tools and solutions, or explaining some specific aspect of the tool behavior.

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About the Author
  • Avinash Thakare joined Xilinx in 2009. He graduated in Electronics Engineering in year 2000; and since then have been working in FPGA and EDA domain. Most of his work experience in FPGA based design and development
  • Sanjay is Senior Director, Software Validation, at Xilinx, where he and his team validate the company’s Vivado and SDx tool chains. For more than 20 years, Sanjay has worked in EDA and VLSI in India as well as in Silicon Valley in the United States. He has worked extensively on library characterization and modeling, HDLs (focusing more on Verilog than VHDL), simulation, synthesis, static timing analysis, power, clock domain crossing and synchronization, and rule checker-based verification. Sanjay has been learning Vivado in recent years. He has published three books as co-author and editor: Principles of VLSI RTL Design – A Practical Guide, Constraining Designs for Synthesis and Timing Analysis – Using Synopsys Design Constraints, and Designing with Xilinx FPGAs – Using Vivado. In addition, Sanjay has written numerous articles and papers for trade journals and conferences. He holds three patents related to clock gating and isolation cells. A resident of Hyderabad in India, Sanjay is a graduate of the India Institute of Technology Kharagpur in electronics and electrical communications engineering.