Designing FPGAs Using the Vivado Design Suite 2

BLT offers Vivado Boot Camp for the FPGA User Phase 2: Tcl Scripting, IP Creation and Debugging which contains modules from this Xilinx® course.

This course shows you how to build an effective FPGA design using synchronous design techniques, using the Vivado® IP integrator to create a sub-system, using proper HDL coding techniques to improve design performance, and debugging a design with multiple clock domains.

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2-Day Instructor-led CoursePrice USDTraining Credits
Hosted Online - $299/day$5986
In-Person Registration - $399/day$7988
Printed Course Book (mailed to you)$1001
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Training Duration:

2 Days

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Who should attend:

Digital designers who have a working knowledge of HDL (VHDL or Verilog) and who are new to Xilinx FPGAs.

Skills Gained

After completing this comprehensive training, you will know how to:

  • Create a Tcl script to create a project, add sources, and implement a design
  • Describe and use the clock resources in a design
  • Build resets into your system for optimum reliability and design speed
  • Apply timing exception constraints in a design as part of the Baselining procedure to fine tune the design
  • Use the Vivado IP integrator to create a block design
  • Create and package your own IP and add to the Vivado IP catalog to reuse
  • Describe the HLx design flow that increases productivity
  • Debug a design with multiple clock domains with the help of multiple debug cores using the Vivado logic analyzer
  • Identify synchronous design techniques
  • Describe how an FPGA is configured

Course Outline

Day 1Day 2
  • UltraFast Design Methodology: Design Creation and Analysis
    Overview of the methodology guidelines covered in this course.
  • Synchronous Design Techniques
    Introduces synchronous design techniques used in an FPGA design.
  • Resets
    Investigates the impact of using asynchronous resets in a design.
  • Register Duplication
    Use register duplication to reduce high fanout nets in a design.
  • Scripting in Vivado Design Suite Project Mode
    Explains how to write Tcl commands in the project-based flow for a design.
  • Clocking Resources
    Describes various clock resources, clocking layout, and routing in a design.
  • I/O Logic Resources
    Overview of I/O resources and the IOB property for timing closure.
  • Creating and Packaging Custom IP
    Create your own IP and package and include it in the Vivado IP catalog.
  • Using an IP Container
    Use a core container file as a single file representation for an IP.
  • Designing with IP Integrator
    Use the Vivado IP integrator to create the uart_led subsystem.
  • Timing Summary Report
    Use the post-implementation timing summary report to sign-off criteria for timing closure.
  • Generated Clocks
    Use the report clock networks report to determine if there are any generated clocks in a design.
  • Clock Group Constraints
    Apply clock group constraints for asynchronous clock domains.
  • Introduction to Timing Exceptions
    Introduces timing exception constraints and applying them to fine tune design timing.
  • Power Analysis and Optimization Using the Vivado Design Suite
    Use report power commands to estimate power consumption.
  • Introduction to the HLx Design Flow
    Use the HLx design flow to increase productivity and reduce run time when designing and verifying a design.
  • Configuration Process
    Understand the FPGA configuration process, such as device power up, CRC check, etc.
  • Sampling and Capturing Data in Multiple Clock Domains
    Overview of debugging a design with multiple clock domains that require multiple ILAs.
  • Design Analysis Using Tcl Commands
  • Analyze a design using Tcl commands.

Please note: The instructor may change the content order to provide a better learning experience.

Updated 12-08-2021