Designing FPGAs Using the Vivado Design Suite 4

Course Description

This course tackles the most sophisticated aspects of the Vivado® Design Suite and Xilinx hardware. This course enables you to use the advanced capabilities of the Vivado Design Suite to achieve design closure.



Course Duration

2 days


Engineers who seek advanced training in using Xilinx tools to improve FPGA performance and utilization while also increasing productivity.


Software Tools

  • Vivado System Edition 2018.1


  • Architecture: UltraScale™ and 7 series FPGAs*
  • Demo board (optional): Kintex® UltraScale FPGA KCU105 board or Kintex-7 FPGA KC705 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:

  • Apply 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
  • Use Tcl scripting in non-project batch flows to synthesize, implement, and generate custom timing reports
  • Utilize floorplanning techniques to improve design performance
  • Employ advanced implementation options, such as incremental compile flow, physical optimization techniques, and re-entrant mode as last mile strategies
  • Utilize Xilinx security features, bitstream encryption, and authentication using AES for design and IP security
  • Identify advanced FPGA configurations, such as daisy chain and gangs, for configuring multiple FPGAs in a design
  • Debug a design at the device startup phase to debug issues related to startup events, .such as MMCM lock and design coming out of reset

Course Outline

Day 1

  • UltraFast Design Methodology: Advance Techniques {Lecture}
  • Scripting in Vivado Design Suite Non-Project Mode {Lecture, Lab}
  • Hierarchical Design {Lecture}
  • Managing Remote IP {Lecture, Lab}
  • I/O Timing Scenarios {Lecture}
  • Source-Synchronous I/O Timing {Lecture, Lab}
  • System-Synchronous I/O Timing {Lecture, Demo}
  • Timing Constraints Priority {Lecture}
  • Case Analysis {Lecture}
  • Introduction to Floorplanning {Lecture}
  • Design Analysis and Floorplanning {Lecture, Lab}
  • Incremental Compile Flow {Lecture, Lab}

Day 2

  • Physical Optimization {Lecture, Lab}
  • Vivado Design Suite ECO Flow {Lecture, Lab}
  • Power Management Techniques {Lecture}
  • Daisy Chains and Gangs in Configuration {Lecture}
  • Bitstream Security {Lecture, Lab}
  • Vivado Design Suite Debug Methodology {Lecture}
  • Trigger and Debug at Device Startup {Lecture, Demo}
  • Debugging the Design Using Tcl Commands {Lecture, Lab}
  • Using Procedures in Tcl Scripting {Lecture}
  • Using Lists in Tcl Scripting {Lecture}
  • Using regexp in Tcl Scripting {Lecture, Lab}
  • Debugging and Error Management in Tcl Scripting {Lecture}

Topic Descriptions

Day 1

  • UltraFast Design Methodology: Advance Techniques –Introduces the UltraFast™ design methodology guidelines covered in this course.
  • Scripting in Vivado Design Suite Non-Project Mode – Write Tcl commands in the non-project batch flow for a design.
  • Hierarchical Design – Overview of the hierarchical design flows in the Vivado Design Suite.
  • Managing Remote IP – Store IP and related files remote to the current working project directory.
  • I/O Timing Scenarios –Overview of various I/O timing scenarios, such as source- and system-synchronous, direct/MMCM capture, and edge/center aligned data.
  • Source-Synchronous I/O Timing – Apply I/O delay constraints and perform static timing analysis for a source- synchronous, double data rate (DDR) interface.
  • System-Synchronous I/O Timing – Apply I/O delay constraints andperform static timing analysis for a system -synchronous inputinterface.
  • Timing Constraints Priority – Identify the priority of timing constraints.
  • Case Analysis – Understand how to analyze timing when usingmultiplexed clocks in a design.
  • Introduction to Floorplanning – Introduction to floorplanning and how to use Pblocks while floorplanning.
  • Design Analysis and Floorplanning–Explore the pre- and post- implementation design analysis features of the Vivado IDE.
  • Incremental Compile Flow – Utilize the incremental compile flow whenmaking last – minute RTL changes.

Day 2

  • Physical Optimization – Use physical optimization techniques for timing closure.
  • Vivado Design Suite ECO Flow – Use ECO flow to make changes to a previously implemented design and apply changes to the original design.
  • Power Management Techniques – Identify techniques used for low power design.
  • Daisy Chains and Gangs in Configuration –Introduces advanced configuration schemes for multiple FPGAs.
  • Bitstream Security – Understand the Xilinx bitstream security features such as readback disable, bitstream encryption, and authentication.
  • Vivado Design Suite Debug Methodology – Understand and follow the debug core recommendations. Employ the debug methodology for debugging a design using the Vivado logic analyzer.
  • Trigger and Debug at Device Startup – Debug the events around the device startup.


20 maart 2019 - 21 maart 2019

Cereslaan 24
5384 VT

€ 0,00
18 Xilinx Training Credits

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