Designing with the UltraScale and UltraScale+ Architectures


Course Description

This course introduces the UltraScale™ and UltraScale+™ architectures to both new and experienced designers.
The emphasis is on:
  • Introducing CLB resources, clock management resources (MMCM and PLL), global and regional clocking resources, memory and DSP resources, and source-synchronous resources
  • Describing improvements to the dedicated transceivers and Transceiver Wizard
  • Reviewing the Memory Interface Generator (MIG) and DDR4 memory interface capabilities
  • Migrating existing designs and IP to the UltraScale architecture with optimal use of the Vivado® Design Suite




Training Duration

2 days


Anyone who would like to build a design for the UltraScale or UltraScale+ device family


Software Tools

  • Vivado Design Suite 2022.1


  • Architecture: UltraScale and UltraScale+ FPGAs*
  • Demo board: None*

* This course focuses on the UltraScale and UltraScale+ architectures. Check with your local Authorized Training Provider for specifics or other customizations

Skills Gained

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

  • Take advantage of the primary UltraScale architecture resources
  • Describe the new CLB capabilities and the impact that they make on your HDL coding style
  • Define the block RAM, FIFO, and DSP resources available
  • Describe the UltraRAM features
  • Properly design for the I/O and SERDES resources
  • Identify the MMCM, PLL, and clock routing resources included
  • Identify the hard IP resources available for implementing high-performance DDR4 memory interfaces
  • Describe the additional features of the dedicated transceivers
  • Effectively migrate your IP and design to the UltraScale architecture as quickly as possible

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction to the UltraScale Architecture – Review the UltraScale architecture, which includes enhanced CLB resources, DSP resources, etc.
  • UltraScale Architecture CLB Resources – Examine the CLB resources, such as the LUT and the dedicated carry chain in the UltraScale architecture.
  • HDL Coding Techniques – Analyze a design that has asynchronous resets by generating various reports, such as the Timing Summary report and Utilization report. Convert the asynchronous resets to synchronous resets by removing the reset signal from the sensitivity list.
  • UltraScale Architecture Clocking Resources – Use the Clocking Wizard to configure a clocking subsystem to provide various clock outputs and distribute them on the dedicated global clock networks.
  • FPGA Design Migration – Migrate an existing 7 series design to the UltraScale architecture.
  • Clocking Migration – Migrate a 7 series design to the UltraScale architecture with a focus on clocking resources.
  • UltraScale Architecture Block RAM Memory Resources – Review the block RAM resources in the UltraScale architecture.
  • UltraScale Architecture FIFO Memory Resources – Review the FIFO resources in the UltraScale architecture.
  • UltraRam Memory –  Use UltraRAM for a design requiring a larger memory size than block RAM.
  • High Bandwidth Memory – Use high bandwidth memory (HBM) for applications requiring high bandwidth. {Lecture, Demo}

Day 2

  • UltraScale Architecture DSP Resources – Review the DSP Resources in the UltraScale architecture.
  • Design Migration Software Recommendations – List the Xilinx software recommendations for design migrations from 7 series to the UltraScale architecture.
  • DDR3 MIG Design Migration – Migrate a 7 series MIG design to the UltraScale architecture.
  • DDR4 MIG Design Creation – Create a DDR4 memory controller with the Memory Interface Generator (MIG) utility.
  • UltraScale Architecture I/O Resources Overview – Review the I/O resources in the UltraScale architecture.
  • UltraScale Architecture I/O Resources – Component Mode – Implement a high – performance, source-synchronous interface using I/O resources in Component mode for the UltraScale architecture
  • UltraScale I/O Resources – Native Mode – Implement a high-performance, source-synchronous interface using I/O resources in Native mode for the UltraScale architecture.
  • Design Migration Methodology – Review the migration methodology recommended by Xilinx for design migrations.
  • 10G PCS/PMA and MAC Design Migration – Migrate a successfully implemented 7 series design containing the 10G Ethernet MAC and 10G PCS/PMA IP to an UltraScale FPGA.
  • UltraScale Architecture Transceivers – Review the enhanced features of the transceivers in the UltraScale architecture.
  • UltraScale FPGAs Transceivers Wizard – Use the Transceivers Wizard to build a design that uses a single serial transceiver and observe the created file structures.
  • Introduction to the UltraScale+ Families – Identify the enhancements made to the UltraScale architecture in the UltraScale+ architecture families.


11 April 2023 - 12 April 2023

Cereslaan 24
5384 VT

€ 0,00
20 Xilinx Training Credits

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