(Also known as Advanced Tools and Techniques of the Vivado™ Design Suite by Xilinx)
This course tackles the most sophisticated aspects of the Vivado™ Design Suite and Xilinx hardware.
You will learn to:
- utilize advanced static timing analysis
- apply timing constraints for source-synchronous and system-synchronous interfaces
- utilize floorplanning techniques to improve design performance
- use Tcl scripting in both the project-based and non-project batch design flows.
- Engineers who seek advanced training in using Xilinx tools to improve FPGA performance and utilization while also increasing productivity.
- Xilinx Vivado FPGA Essentials
- To gain benefit from this class, you MUST have attended Vivado STA & XDC of have equivalent hands-on experience using Vivado
- Intermediate knowledge of Verilog or VHDL is strongly recommended
- At least six months of design experience with Xilinx tools and FPGAs
- Completion of Essential Tcl for Vivado is also recommended for engineers without prior Tcl experience.
- Vivado System Edition 2014.1
- Architecture: 7 series FPGAs*
- Demo board: None*
* This course focuses on the 7 series architecture. Please contact Doulos
for the specifics or other customizations.
After completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:
- Explain the impact that manufacturing process variations have on timing analysis
- Describe how min/max timing analysis information is conveyed in a timing report
- Utilize the custom timing report options to build optimal timing reports
- Utilize some of the advanced timing report features to control how delay paths are displayed in timing reports
- Make appropriate I/O timing constraints and design modifications for source-synchronous and system-synchronous interfaces
- Analyze a timing report to identify how to center the clock in the data eye
- Utilize the most advanced features (area constraints) of the Vivado IDE to improve design performance
- Use the Hierarchical viewer, Schematic viewer, and timing report information to make the best area constraints
- Use scripting in project-based and non-project batch flows to synthesize, implement, and generate custom timing report
- Review of the Vivado STA and XDC course
- Design Methodology
- Advanced Timing Analysis
- Demo: Timing Reports
- System-Synchronous and Source Synchronous I/O Timing
- Demo: System-Synchronous I/O Timing
- Lab 1: Advanced I/O Timing
- Introduction to Pblocks
- Floorplanning Techniques
- Lab 2: Design Analysis and Floorplanning
- Hierarchical Design
- Project-Based and Non-Project Batch Design Flows
- Scripting Using the Project-Based and Non-Project Batch Flows
- Lab 3a: Scripting in the Project-Based Flow
- Lab 3b: Scripting in the Non-Project Batch Flow
- Appendix: HDL Coding Techniques
- Advanced Timing Analysis
- Lab 1: Advanced I/O Timing - Make I/O timing constraints for a source-synchronous, double data rate (DDR) interface. Perform a static timing analysis of the interfaces to determine the optimal clock and data relationship for maximum setup and hold-time margin. Finally, adjust the data path delay to realize the optimal timing solution.
- Lab 2: Design Analysis and Floorplanning - Explore the pre- and post-implementation design analysis features of the Vivado IDE. These features enable early detection of potential design issues, exploration of alternate devices, and floorplanning.
- Lab 3a: Scripting in the Project Based Flow - Write Tcl commands in the project-based flow for the design process (from creating a new project through implementation).
- Lab 3b: Scripting in the Non-Project Batch Flow - Write Tcl commands in the non-project batch flow for the design process (from creating a new project through implementation).