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 the core modules from this course, as well as other relevant modules.

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 (A PDF book is included in the course fee)$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 7-14-2023
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