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1 © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved Architecture Wizard and PACE FPGA Design Flow Workshop Xilinx: new module Xilinx: new module

2 Architecture Wizard and PACE 4- 3 © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Objectives After completing this module, you will be able to: List two uses for the Architecture Wizard Identify two features in PACE

3 Architecture Wizard and PACE 4- 4 © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Outline Architecture Wizard PACE Summary

4 Architecture Wizard and PACE 4- 5 © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Architecture Wizard Architecture Wizard contains two wizards: – Clocking Wizard – RocketIO Wizard Double-click Create New Source – Select IP (CoreGen & Architecture Wizard), then click Next Expand Clocking and select desired function Expand I/O Interfaces and select RocketIO*

5 Architecture Wizard and PACE 4- 6 © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Clocking Wizard Main window – Select pins – Specify… Reference source Clock frequency Phase shift – Advanced button Adding buffers – Connect clock buffers (BUFG, BUFGMUX) to selected output pins of the DCM

6 Architecture Wizard and PACE 4- 7 © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Clocking Wizard Frequency synthesizer – Select M / D value OR – Specify frequency “Calculate” button for jitter – Period jitter is evaluated for CLKFX output Note: This dialog appears only if the CLKFX output was selected

7 Architecture Wizard and PACE 4- 8 © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only RocketIO Wizard SelectIO™ standard Transmitter – Pre-emphasis, voltage swing, CRC Receiver – Comma detection 10B/8B selection – Clock correction, elastic buffer, bonding Byte width specification Termination impedance Pictured on the right is one of several dialogs

8 Architecture Wizard and PACE 4- 9 © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Attributes By default, attributes are written into the HDL files – Example: Verilog with Synplicity Simulation attributes are passed through ‘defparam – defparam DCM_INST.CLKDV_DIVIDE=2; Synthesis attributes are passed within metacomments – /*synthesis xc_props=“CLK_FEEDBACK=1x, CLKDV_DIVIDE=2, …..*/;” Alternatively, the UCF flow can be used to customize the components The Wizard can also generate a file suffixed “_arwz.ucf” – Just cut and paste from “_arwz.ucf” file to the main UCF file – Remove attributes from the generated HDL file

9 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Outline Architecture Wizard PACE Summary

10 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only What is PACE? Pinout and Area Constraints Editor Pin Assignment – Assign I/O locations, specify I/O banks and I/O standards, prohibit I/O locations – Verify pin type to logic assignment – Perform DRC check to prevent illegal placements Area Constraints – Create area constraints for logic and display I/Os on the periphery to show connectivity – Begin floorplanning early in the design flow – Verify area constraints

11 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Using PACE Assign pins and create area constraints for an existing design – After creating HDL code, launch PACE – Assign pin locations and area constraints – Select File  Save to save UCF file Plan your pinout and create a skeleton top-level HDL file for a new design – In PACE, select File  New and choose Create New UCF and Design – Enter file names for new UCF and new top-level HDL file (VHDL or Verilog) – Enter pin names and locations in PACE GUI – Select File  Save to save UCF and HDL files

12 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Design Flow with PACE (Post-Synthesis) Reads synthesized netlist Creates or modifies UCF file Design Source Synthesized Netlist Complete Implementation PACE design.ucfdesign.lfp Translate

13 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Design Flow with PACE (Post-Translate) Reads NGD file from Translate Creates or modifies UCF file Design Source Synthesized Netlist Translate design.ngd Complete Implementation design.ucf design.ncf PACE design.ucfdesign.lfp Translate

14 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Design Flow with PACE (New Design) Creates top-level HDL file – Contains port information only – Use this file as a starting point for writing remaining HDL code Creates UCF file for implementation PACE design.ucf Write HDL code & Synthesize Complete Implementation design.v/.vhd NGDBuild design.lfp

15 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only PACE GUI Design Hierarchy window – Displays different types of design elements Design Object List window – Lists design elements based on the selected folder in the Design Hierarchy window – Use this window to create groups of I/O signals – Assign I/O signals or groups to specific pins, banks, or die edges – Enter I/O standards

16 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only PACE GUI Device Architecture window – Displays banks and differential pairs – Define and display area constraints here Package Pin window – Shows I/O banks – Displays differential pairs Easy to assign pin locations – Table entry or drag-and-drop

17 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Locking Pins In the Design Hierarchy window, select I/O Pins Make pin assignments in the Design Object List window – Type pin locations in the Location column – Select an I/O bank instead of assigning specific pins – Drag-and-drop pins into the Device Architecture or Package Pin windows

18 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only General guidelines: I/O Layout I/O for control signals on the top or bottom – Signals are routed vertically I/O for data buses on the left or right – FPGA architecture favors horizontal data flow Control Signals Data Buses Data Flow

19 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only LSB MSB Data Bus Layout Arithmetic functions with more than five bits typically utilize carry logic Carry chains require specific vertical orientation

20 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Other PACE Features Tools menu – Run Design Rule Check (DRC): Checks that all pins assigned to each bank use compatible I/O standards – SSO Analysis: Flags potential ground bounce problems caused by pin assignments – Clock Analysis: Displays clock distribution to each quadrant of the device Package migration: When a design has the possibility of moving to a different device or package, PACE can display incompatible pins to help with pinout planning – IOB  Make Pin Compatible With

21 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Pin Compatibility Original Package View of 2V250-FG256 Modified Package View after Pin compatibility is applied with 2V40-FG256

22 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Outline Architecture Wizard PACE Summary

23 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Skills Check

24 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Review Questions What are the advantages of using the Architecture Wizard in your design? What are at least two features available in PACE?

25 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Answers What are the advantages of using the Architecture Wizard in your design? – You are not required to create the instantiation on your own – Automatically creates usable source code – Synthesis and simulation attributes are already written – Easy-to-use dialog boxes What are at least two features available in PACE? – Drag-and-drop I/Os and area locations onto device package and layout windows – DRC checking – Ability to enter I/O standards – Prohibit and Allow sites – Easy package migration

26 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Summary The Architecture Wizard consists of two parts: – Clocking Wizard – RocketIO Wizard PACE allows you to assign I/O locations easily and create area constraints for logic

27 Architecture Wizard and PACE © 2003 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved For Academic Use Only Where Can I Learn More? Architecture Wizard – “More Info” buttons in dialog boxes PACE Online Help


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