Designing FPGAs Using the Vivado Design Suite 3

Designing FPGAs Using the Vivado Design Suite 3


08 april 2024 - 09 april 2024     
09:00 - 17:00


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Cereslaan 24, 5384 VT, Heesch

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Course Description

Learn how to effectively employ timing closure techniques.
This course includes:

  • Demonstrating timing closure techniques such as baselining, pipelining, and synchronization circuits.
  • Showing optimum HDL coding techniques that help with design timing closure.
  • Illustrating the advanced capabilities of the Vivado® logic analyzer to debug a design.



Course Duration

2 days


FPGA designers with intermediate knowledge of HDL and FPGA architecture and some experience with the Vivado Design Suite


Software Tools

  • Vivado Design Suite  2023.2


  • Architecture: UltraScale FPGAs*
  • Demo board board: Zynq® UltraScale+™ ZCU104 board*

*This course focuses on the UltraScale architectures. Check with your local Authorized Training Provider for the specifics of the inclass lab board or other customizations.

Skills Gained

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

  • Employ good alternative design practices to improve design reliability.
  • Define a properly constrained design.
  • Apply baseline constraints to determine if internal timing paths meet design timing objectives.
  • Apply appropriate I/O timing constraints and design modifications for source-synchronous and system-synchronous interfaces.
  • Optimize HDL code to maximize the FPGA resources that are inferred and meet performance goals.
  • Build a more reliable design that is less vulnerable to metastability problems. and requires less design debugging later in the development cycle.
  • Implement Intelligent Design Runs (IDR) to automate analysis and timing closure for complex designs.
  • Perform quality of results (QoR) assessments at different stages to improve the QoR score.
  • Increase performance by utilizing FPGA design techniques.
  • Use Vivado Design Suite reports and utilities to full advantage, especially the Clock Interaction report.
  • Describe how to enable remote debug.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • UltraFast Design Methodology Implementation - Introduces the methodology guidelines covered in this course. {Lecture}
  • Timing Simulation - Illustrates simulating a design post-implementation to verify that the design works properly on hardware. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Baselining - Demonstrates how to use recommended baselining procedures to progressively meet timing closure. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}
  • Pipelining - Describes using pipelining to improve design performance. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Inference - Outlines how to infer AMD-dedicated hardware resources by writing appropriate HDL code. {Lecture, Lab}
  • I/O Timing Scenarios - Provides an overview of various I/O timing scenarios, such as source and systemsynchronous, direct/MMCM capture, and edge/centeraligned data. {Lecture}
  • SystemSynchronous I/O Timing - Demonstrates applying I/O delay constraints and performing static timing analysis for a systemsynchronous input interface. {Lecture, Demo}
  • SourceSynchronous I/O Timing - Demonstrates applying I/O delay constraints and performing static timing analysis for a sourcesynchronous, double data rate (DDR) interface.  Lecture, Lab}
  • Timing Constraints Priority - Reviews how to identify the priority of timing constraints. {Lecture}
  • Report Clock Interaction - Describes the clock interaction report, which is used to identify interactions between clock domains. {Lecture, Demo}
  • Report Data Sheet - Describes the datasheet report, which is used to find the optimal setup and hold margin for an I/O interface. {Lecture, Demo}
  • QoR Report Overview - Discusses what quality of result (QoR) is and how to analyze the QoR reports generated by the Vivado IDE. {Lecture}

Day 2

  • Sampling and Capturing Data in Multiple Clock Domains - Provides an overview of debugging a design with multiple clock domains that require multiple ILAs. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Clock Domain Crossing (CDC) and Synchronization Circuits - Highlights how to use synchronization circuits for clock domain crossings. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Revision Control Systems in the Vivado Design Suite - Investigates using version control systems with the Vivado design flows. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Dynamic Power Estimation Using Vivado Report Power  - Describes how to use an SAIF (switching activity interface format) file to determine accurate power consumption for a design. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Configuration Modes - Reviews the various configuration modes and selecting a suitable mode for a design. {Lecture}
  • Netlist Insertion Debug Probing Flow - Covers the netlist insertion flow of the debug using the Vivado logic analyzer {Lecture, Lab}
  • JTAG-to-AXI-Master Core - Describes how this debug core is used to write/read data to/from a peripheral connected to an AXI interface in a system that is running in hardware. {Lecture, Demo}
  • Debug Flow in an IP Integrator Block Design - Shows how to insert the debug cores into IP integrator block
    designs. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Remote Debugging Using the Vivado Logic Analyzer - Demonstrates using the Vivado logic analyzer to configure an FPGA, set up triggering, and view sampled data from a remote location. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Design Analysis Using Tcl Commands - Describes how to analyze a design using Tcl commands. {Lecture, Demo}


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