Mastering AMD Vivado Timing Constraints: Strategies for FPGA Performance Workshop

Do you struggle to identify which constraints are needed for a design or how to properly input them? This workshop will cover how to make use of the features provided by Vivado, clock domain crossing strategies, and how to get the most out of static timing analysis.

This workshop provides experience with understanding timing constraints for FPGAs and strategies to improve design performance.

Gain experience with:

  • Applying basic timing constraints
  • Understanding virtual clocks
  • Performing timing analysis
  • Applying timing exception constraints
  • Reviewing timing reports

This course focuses on the UltraScale and UltraScale+ architectures.


AMD is sponsoring this workshop, with no cost to students. Limited seats available.


Live Online Training (10am-3pm ET)

Training Duration:

1 Day (4 hours)

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Who should attend:

Digital designers who need to learn timing constraints in FPGAs with the Vivado Design Suite.

Skills Gained

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

  • Apply clock and I/O timing constraints and perform timing analysis
  • Review missing timing constraints in the Timing Constraints Wizard
  • Apply timing exception constraints in a design as part of the Baselining procedure to fine tune the design
  • Applying clock group constraints for asynchronous clock domains
  • Use the report_clock_networks command to view the primary and generated clocks in a design
  • Understand the timing summary report

Course Outline

Day 1
Introduction to Clock Constraints
Shows how to apply clock constraints and perform timing analysis. 

I/O Constraints and Virtual Clocks
Covers applying I/O constraints and performing timing analysis.

Timing Constraints Wizard
Reviews how use the Timing Constraints Wizard to apply missing timing constraints in a design.

Clock Group Constraints
Describes applying clock group constraints for asynchronous clock domains.

Introduction to Timing Exceptions
Introduces timing exception constraints and applying them to fine tune design timing.

Report Clock Networks
Demonstrates how to use the report_clock_networks command to view the primary and generated clocks in a design.

Timing Summary Report
Reviews how to use the post-implementation timing summary report to sign off for timing closure.

DEMO: Introduction to Clock Constraints 

Generated Clocks

DEMO: Report Clock Networks

Timing Summary Report

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


  • Basic knowledge of the VHDL or Verilog language
  • Digital design knowledge


Updated 12-18-2023
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