Designing FPGAs Using the Vivado Design Suite 3

BLT offers Vivado Boot Camp for the FPGA User Phase 2: Tcl Scripting, IP Creation and Debugging and Vivado Boot Camp for the FPGA User Phase 3: Floorplanning and Advanced Timing Closure which contain modules from this course.

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.

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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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Who should attend:

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

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 1Day 2
  • UltraFast Design Methodology: Design Closure
    Introduces the methodology guidelines covered in this course.
  • Vivado Design Suite Non-Project Mode
    Create a design in the Vivado Design Suite non-project mode.
  • Baselining
    Use Xilinx-recommended baselining procedures to progressively meet timing closure.
  • Pipelining
    Use pipelining to improve design performance.
  • Inference
    Infer Xilinx dedicated hardware resources by writing appropriate HDL code.
  • Revision Control Systems in the Vivado Design Suite
    Use version control systems with Vivado design flows.
  • Timing Simulation
    Simulate the design post-implementation to verify that a design works properly on hardware.
  • Synchronization Circuits
    Use synchronization circuits for clock domain crossings.
  • Report Clock Interaction
    Use the clock interaction report to identify interactions between clock domains.
  • Report Datasheet
    Use the datasheet report to find the optimal setup and hold margin for an I/O interface.
  • Dynamic Power Estimation Using Vivado Report Power
    Use an SAIF (switching activity interface format) file to determine accurate power consumption for a design.
  • Configuration Modes
    Understand various configuration modes and select the suitable mode for a design.
  • JTAG to AXI Master Core
    Use 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 Design
    Insert the debug cores into IP integrator block designs.
  • Remote Debugging Using the Vivado Logic Analyzer
    Use 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 Analyzer
    Use trigger state machine code to trigger the ILA and capture data in the Vivado logic analyzer.
  • Introduction to the Xilinx Tcl Store
    Introduces the Xilinx Tcl Store.
  • Manipulating Design Properties Using Tcl
    Query your design and make pin assignments by using various 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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