Designing FPGAs Using the Vivado Design Suite 3

This course demonstrates timing closure techniques, such as baselining, pipelining, synchronization circuits, and optimum HDL coding techniques that help with design timing closure. This course also shows you how to debug your design using advanced capabilities of the Vivado logic analyzer.

Skills Gained

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

  • Employ good alternative design practices to improve design reliability
  • Define a properly constrained design
  • Apply baseline constraints to determine if internal timing paths meet design timing objectives
  • Optimize HDL code to maximize the FPGA resources that are inferred and meet performance goals
  • Build a more reliable design that is less vulnerable to metastability problems and requires less design debugging later in the development cycle
  • Increase performance by utilizing FPGA design techniques
  • Use Vivado Design Suite reports and utilities to full advantage, especially the Clock Interaction report

Course Outline

Day 1

  • UltraFast® Design Methodology: Design ClosureIntroduces the methodology guidelines covered in this course.
  • Vivado Design Suite Non-Project ModeCreate a design in the Vivado Design Suite non-project mode.
  • BaseliningUse Xilinx-recommended baselining procedures to progressively meet timing closure.
  • PipeliningUse pipelining to improve design performance.
  • InferenceInfer Xilinx dedicated hardware resources by writing appropriate HDL code.
  • Revision Control Systems in the Vivado Design SuiteUse version control systems with Vivado design flows.
  • Timing SimulationSimulate the design post-implementation to verify that a design works properly on hardware.
  • Synchronization CircuitsUse synchronization circuits for clock domain crossings.
  • Report Clock InteractionUse the clock interaction report to identify interactions between clock domains.

Day 2

  • Report DatasheetUse the datasheet report to find the optimal setup and hold margin for an I/O interface.
  • Dynamic Power Estimation Using Vivado Report PowerUse an SAIF (switching activity interface format) file to determine accurate power consumption for a design.
  • Configuration ModesUnderstand various configuration modes and select the suitable mode for a design.
  • JTAG to AXI Master CoreUse this debug core to write/read data to/from a peripheral connected to an AXI interface in a system that is running in hardware.
  • Debug Flow in an IP Integrator Block DesignInsert the debug cores into IP integrator block designs.
  • Remote Debugging Using the Vivado Logic AnalyzerUse the Vivado logic analyzer to configure an FPGA, set up triggering, and view the sampled data from a remote location.
  • Trigger Using the Trigger State Machine in the Vivado Logic AnalyzerUse trigger state machine code to trigger the ILA and capture data in the Vivado logic analyzer.
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Education Investment Options

Standard Registration
Standard Registration
16 Training Credits
Advanced Registration
Advanced Registration
14 Training Credits
Basic Follow-on Coaching
Comprehensive Follow-on Coaching
  • To qualify for the Advanced Registration Price, full payment must be received 21 days prior to the first day of class.
  • Basic follow-on coaching includes 2 hours (max 2 calls)
  • Comprehensive follow-on coaching includes 10 hours (max 5 calls)
  • Follow-on Coaching must be purchased at time of registration.
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Training Duration:

2 Days

Who should attend:

FPGA designers with intermediate knowledge of HDL and FPGA architecture and some experience with the Vivado Design Suite


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Intermediate HDL knowledge (VHDL or Verilog)

Solid digital design background

Software Tools

Vivado Design or System Edition 2017.1


Architecture: Ultrascale and 7 series FPGAs*Demo board: Kintex-7 FPGA KC705 board** This course focuses on the Ultrascale and 7 series architectures. Check with your local Authorized Training Provider for the specifics of the in-class lab board or other customizations.

Last Updated: 2019-06-06_1626