As FPGA designs become increasingly more complex, designers continue look to reduce design and debug time. The powerful, yet easy-to-use Vivado logic analyzer debug solution helps minimize the amount of time required for verification and debug. This one-day course will not only introduce you to the cores and tools and illustrate how to use the triggers effectively, but also show you effective ways to debug designs-thereby decreasing your overall design development time. This training will provide hands-on labs that demonstrate how the Vivado debug tool can address advanced verification and debugging challenges.
Release dateDecember 2015
Training duration1 day
PriceUSD 800 or 8 Training Credits
Course Part NumberFPGA-VLA
Who Should Attend?System and logic designers who want to minimize verification and debug time.
- Basic language concepts
- Designing with VHDL or equivalent knowledge of VHDL
- Designing with Verilog or equivalent knowledge of Verilog
- Basic FPGA skills
- Essentials of FPGA Design
- Intermediate FPGA skills
- Vivado Static Timing Analysis and Xilinx Design Constraints
- Vivado Design or System System Edition 2015.3
- Architecture: N/A
- Demo board: Kintex-7 FPGA KC705 board
Skills gainedAfter completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:
- Identify each Vivado IDE debug core and explain its purpose
- Effectively utilize the Vivado logic analyzer
- Implement the Vivado IDE debug cores using both the netlist insertion and HDL instantiation tool flows
- Select effective test points in your design
- Optimize design and core performance when debug cores are used
- Execute various techniques for collecting data including
- File storage
- Building custom triggers
- Introduction to the Vivado Logic Analyzer
- Demo: JTAG-to-AXI Master Debug IP Transactions
- Adding the Debug Cores - Netlist Insertion Flow
- Lab 1: Inserting a Debug Core Using the Netlist Insertion Flow
- Instantiating the Debug Cores - HDL Instantiation Flow
- Lab 2: Adding a Debug Core Using the HDL Instantiation Flow
- Debug Flow in IP Integrator
- Lab 3: Debugging Flow - IPI Block Design
- Triggering and Visualizing Data
- Demo: Using Dashboards in the Vivado Logic Analyzer
- Demo: Trigger on Startup
- Tips and Tricks
- Lab 4: Tips and Tricks
- Lab 5: VIO Tcl Scripting
- Remote Access
- Lab 6: Remote Access
- Lab 1: Inserting a Debug Core Using the Netlist Insertion Flow - Insert ILA cores into an existing synthesized netlist and debug a common problem.
- Lab 2: Adding a Debug Core Using the HDL Instantiation flow - Build upon a provided design to create and instantiate a VIO core and observe its behavior using the Vivado logic analyzer.
- Lab 3: Debugging Flow - IPI Block Design - Add an ILA IP core to a provided block design and connect nets to the core. Observe its behavior using the Vivado logic analyzer.
- Lab 4: Tips and Tricks - Sample across multiple time domains and use advanced trigger and capture capabilities.
- Lab 5: VIO Tcl Scripting - Configure automated analysis.
- Lab 6: Remote Access - Use the Vivado logic analyzer to configure an FPGA, set up triggering, and view the sampled data from a remote location.
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* The course version can be found in the training registration form