Designing FPGAs Using the Vivado Design Suite 2

Course Description

Learn how to build a more effective FPGA design:

The focus is on:

  • Using synchronous design techniques
  • Utilizing the Vivado® IP integrator to create a sub-system
  • Employing proper HDL coding techniques to improve design performance
  • Debugging a design with multiple clock domains

This course builds on the concepts from the Designing FPGAs Using the Vivado Design Suite 1 course.



Course Duration

2 days


Digital designers who have a working knowledge of HDL (VHDL or Verilog) and who are new to Xilinx FPGAs.


  • Basic knowledge of the VHDL or Verilog language
  • Experience with the basics of the Tcl language
  • Digital design knowledge

Optional Videos

Software Tools

  • Vivado Design Suite 2022.1


  • Architecture: UltraScale™ and 7 series FPGAs*
  • Demo board (optional): Zynq UltraScale+ ZCU104 board*

* This course focuses on the UltraScale and 7 series architectures. Check with your local Authorized Training Provider for the specifics of the in-class lab board or other customizations.

Skills Gained

After completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:

  • Identify synchronous design techniques
  • Build resets into your system for optimum reliability and design speed
  • Create a Tcl script to create a project, add sources, and implement a design
  • Describe and use the clock resources in a design
  • Create and package your own IP and add to the Vivado IP catalog to reuse
  • Use the Vivado IP integrator to create a block design
  • Describe the Versal ACAP clocking architecture and hardware platform development using Vivado IP integrator
  • Apply timing exception constraints in a design aspart of the Baselining procedure to fine tune the design
  • Describe how power analysis and optimization is performed
  • Describe the HDL instantiation flow of the Vivado logic analyzer

Course Outline

Day 1

  • UltraFast Design Methodology: Design Creation –Overview of the methodology guidelines covered in this course. {Lecture}
  • Synchronous Design Techniques –Introduces synchronous design techniques used in an FPGA design. {Lecture}
  • Resets –Investigates the impact of using asynchronous resets in a design. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Register Duplication –Use register duplication to reduce high fanout nets in a design. {Lecture}
  • Clocking Resources –Describes various clock resources, clocking layout, and routing in a design. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Versal ACAP: Clocking Architecture – Discusses the clocking architecture, clock buffers, clock routing, clock management functions, and clock de-skew. {Lecture}
  • I/O Logic Resources –Overview of I/O resources and the IOB property for timing closure. {Lecture}
  • Clocking and I/O Resources in the Versal ACAP – (Optional) Describes how to use the Clocking Wizard and Advanced IO Wizard to configure clocking subsystems and I/O subsystems, respectively, in the Versal ACAP. {Lab}
  • Creating and Packaging Custom IP –Create your own IP and package and include it in the Vivado IP catalog. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Using an IP Container –Use a core container file as a single file representation for an IP. {Lecture, Demo}
  • Designing with the IP Integrator –Use the Vivado IP integrator to create the uart_led subsystem.
  • Block Design Containers in the Vivado IP Integrator – Describes the block design container (BDC) feature and shows how to create a BDC in the IP integrator. {Lecture}
  • Versal ACAP: Hardware Platform Development Using the Vivado IP Integrator – Describes the different Versal ACAP design flows and covers the platform creation process using the Vivado IP integrator. {Lecture, Lab}

Day 2

  • Timing Constraints Editor –Introduces the timing constraints editor tool to create timing constraints. {Lecture}
  • Report Clock Networks –Use report clock networksto view the primary and generated clocks in a design. {Lecture, Demo}
  • Timing Summary Report –Use the post-implementation timing summary report to sign-off criteria for timing closure. {Lecture, Demo}
  • Clock Group Constraints –Apply clock group constraints for asynchronous clock domains. {Lecture, Demo}
  • Introduction to Timing Exceptions –Introduces timing exception constraints and applying them to fine tune design timing. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}
  • Power Analysis and Optimization Using the Vivado Design Suite –Use report power commands to estimate power consumption.  {Lecture, Lab}
  • Configuration Process –Understand the FPGA configuration process, such as devicepower up, CRC check, etc. {Lecture}
  • HDL Instantiation Debug Probing Flow –Covers the HDL instantiation flow to create and instantiate a VIO core and observe its behavior using the Vivado logic analyzer. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Scripting in Vivado Design Suite Project Mode –Explains how to writeTcl commands in the project-based flow for a design. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Design Analysis Using Tcl Commands –Analyze a design using Tcl commands. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}


09 november 2022 - 10 november 2022

Cereslaan 10b
5384 VT

€ 2.000,00
20 Xilinx Training Credits

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€ 2.000,00

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