1-day introductory course to FPGA design and Xilinx FPGA device architecture.
Use the ISE® software tools to implement a design and gain a firm understanding of the Xilinx FPGA architecture. Learn the best design practices from the pros and understand the subtleties of the Xilinx design flow. This course covers ISE software features such as the CORE Generator™ interface, I/O planning, and the Constraints Editor. Other topics include FPGA architecture, good design practices, understanding report contents, and global timing constraints. For more emphasis on improving the overall design performance, take the follow-up course Designing for Performance basic principles covered in this course.
Release dateAugust 2014
Training duration1 day
PriceUSD 800 or 8 Training Credits
Course Part NumberFPGA-13000
Who Should Attend?Digital designers who have a working knowledge of HDL (VHDL or Verilog) and who are new to Xilinx FPGAs
- Working HDL knowledge (VHDL or Verilog)
- Digital design experience
- Xilinx ISE Design Suite: Logic or System Edition 14.7
- Architecture: 7 series FPGAs
- Demo board: Kintex®-7 FPGA KC705 board
Skills gainedAfter completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:
- Take advantage of the primary features of the 7 series FPGAs
- Use the PlanAhead™ tool to implement and simulate an FPGA design
- Read reports and determine whether your design goals were met
- Use the Clocking Wizard to create MMCM instantiations
- Use I/O planning to make good pin assignments
- Use the Xilinx Constraints Editor to enter global timing constraints
- Course Agenda
- Basic FPGA Architecture
- Xilinx Tool Flow
- Lab 1: Xilinx Tool Flow
- Reading Reports
- Lab 2: Clocking Wizard and Pin Assignment
- Lab 3: Pre-Assigning I/O Pins Using the PlanAhead Tool
- Global Timing Constraints
- Lab 4: Global Timing Constraints
- Synchronous Design Techniques
- Course Summary
- Lab 1: Xilinx Tool Flow – Create a new project in the PlanAhead tool and use the ISim simulator to perform behavioral simulation. Implement the design using default software options and download to the evaluation board.
- Lab 2: Clocking Wizard and Pin Assignment – Use the Clocking Wizard to customize an MMCM and incorporate your clocking resources into your design. Use the PlanAhead tool to assign pin locations and implement the design.
- Lab 3: Pre-Assigning I/O Pins Using the PlanAhead Tool – This lab introduces the basics of making good I/O pin assignments with the PlanAhead software. Use the Design Rule Checker to follow the I/O banking rules.
- Lab 4: Global Timing Constraints – Enter global timing constraints with the Xilinx Constraints Editor. Review the Post-Map Static Timing Report to verify that the timing constraints are realistic. Use the Post-Place and Route Static Timing Report to determine the delay of the longest constrained path for each timing constraint.
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