2014.3 - Release Notes

2014.3 - Release Notes
Vivado Design Suite
User Guide
Release Notes, Installation,
and Licensing
UG973 (v2014.3) October 1, 2014
Revision History
The following table shows the revision history for this document.
Date
Version
Revision
10/01/2014
2014.3
Featuring new Release Notes 2014.3 content and updated the Architecture Support
and Requirements chapter to reflect the latest requirements.
06/18/2014
2014.2
Updated Answer Record link.
06/04/2014
2014.2
Featuring new Download and Installation and Obtaining and Managing a License
content.
05/06/2014
2014.1
Initial Xilinx release. Featuring new Download and Installation and Obtaining and
Managing a License content.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Release Notes 2014.3
What’s New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Known Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Chapter 2: Architecture Support and Requirements
Operating Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Architectures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compatible Third-Party Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 3: Download and Installation
Downloading the Vivado Design Suite Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Vivado Design Suite Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Additional Tools and Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Installations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Obtaining Quarterly Releases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling the Vivado Design Suite Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 4: WebTalk
WebTalk Participation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting WebTalk Install Preference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting WebTalk User Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking WebTalk Install and User Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Types of Data Collected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission of Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 5: Obtaining and Managing a License
Licensing Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing Licenses On Your Machine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Xilinx Product Licensing Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a License Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Generating a License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing Your License Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Certificate-Based Node Lock or Activation-Based Client License Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working with Floating Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing Licenses on the Xilinx Product Licensing Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Legacy Licensing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Your Licensing Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User Types and Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Xilinx User Account Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Understanding Your Tool and IP Orders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing User Access to Product Licensing Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 6: Older Release Notes
Vivado 2014.2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vivado 2014.1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Known Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix A: Additional Resources and Legal Notices
Xilinx Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solution Centers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Xilinx Documentation Navigator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Licenses and End User License Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Please Read: Important Legal Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 1
Release Notes 2014.3
What’s New
Vivado® Design Suite 2014.3 features expanded support for Virtex® UltraScale™ devices
including 2x faster run time. Enjoy a 20% run time improvement in the implementation
phase for 7 series devices, and enhancements to Vivado IP integrator, High-Level Synthesis
(HLS), Software Development Kit (SDK), and ECO flows. Enhance your embedded design
productivity by following the new UltraFast Embedded Design Methodology Guide (UG1046).
Device Support
This release introduces the public availability of the Kintex® UltraScale™ and Virtex®
UltraScale™ devices.
Table 1-1:
Vivado 2014.3 Device Support
Production Level
Vivado 2014.3 Device Support
General Access
• Kintex and Virtex® UltraScale:
° XCKU035, XCK U040, XCKU060, XCKU075, XCKU100, XCKU115,
XCVU065, XCVU080, and XCVU095
Early Access
• Virtex UltraScale SSI devices:
° XCVU125, XCVU160, XCVU190 and XCVU440
• Contact Xilinx Field Application Engineer for access to these
devices.
Bitstream Generation
• Bitstream generation for UltraScale devices are limited to:
° XCVU095 and XCKU060
Note: Part names aligned to silicon availability: XCKU040 ES1 is no longer supported and Multiple
ES1 parts changed to ES2. Use the XCKU040 ES1 part along with 2014.2.
Licensing
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Virtual Machine support for Activation-based licenses
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Virtual Machines are now supported for both client and server activation licenses. If
you are using a VM machine, ensure that you are using Vivado 2014.3 or later
utilities to initiate license generation.
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Introducing One-Step activation licensing
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If using Vivado License Manager, for client (node-locked) licenses, and connected
to the internet, Vivado License Manager downloads and install activation licenses
automatically.
Vivado System Edition Products
Vivado High-Level Synthesis
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Average: 10% better Fmax, 5% lower LUT utilization
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Improved QoR
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Enhanced DSP block support.
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Optimized control structures for loops.
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New advanced user control for operator latency (can be used to model memory
port latency).
AXI4 interface enhancements:
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Automatic aggregation for burst access for m_axi
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Automatic byte access for improved performance for m_axi
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User controllable register map for s_axilite
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Support for arrays in register maps for s_axilite
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Improved modeling for arbitrary precision types, size information can be accessed.
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Upgraded Eclipse Environment.
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Main page is context sensitive and now directly accessible from the directive editor.
System Generator for DSP
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Enhanced Ethernet Hardware Co-simulation includes free-running clock support and
board part block labeling.
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Expanded support for multiple asynchronous clock domains through metastability
registers or user-defined RTL allows for a more complete system-level design.
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Improved AXI4-Stream interface handling for user-defined RTL import (Black Box).
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Improved cross-probing between your model and the Waveform Viewer enables faster
debug and verification.
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Upgraded performance models for Cordic and DSP48 Macros decreases simulation run
times.
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Improved caching support accelerates simulation modeling of complex IP.
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Super sample rate FIR Compiler implements gigahertz sample rate filters.
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Support for MATLAB® 2014B.
Vivado Design Edition Tools
Partial Reconfiguration
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Initial support for UltraScale devices.
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Supports implementation for KU040 and VU095 devices only.
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Bitstream generation disabled until ES2 silicon (Virtex UltraScale) or production
silicon (Kintex UltraScale) is available.
New bitstream generation features added.
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Per-frame CRC option inserts CRC values for partial bitstream integrity checking.
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Request only specific partial bitstreams with the use of write_bitstream –cell.
For more information, see the Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Partial Reconfiguration
(UG909) and the Vivado Design Suite Tutorial: Partial Reconfiguration (UG947).
Vivado IP Flows
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Multiple stability improvements.
Vivado IP Integrator
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Multiple Design Assistance automations can now be run simultaneously.
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Vivado knows the correct order to run the automations.
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Fewer clicks are now required to complete a design.
New support for directly connecting the following interfaces.
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AXI4 to AXI4-Stream
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AXI4-Lite to AXI4-Stream
Sparse connectivity now supported.
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The memory map can be set so that some peripherals are not accessible from all
masters.
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Can greatly reduce area of the required interconnect.
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Board interfaces can now be dragged and dropped directly onto the IP integrator
canvas.
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Show interface connections only mode toolbar button added to only show interface
connections to simplify the view of the design and focus on interface connections.
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Vivado IP Catalog
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New options to group by taxonomy and/or repository.
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Repository management accessible by right-clicking in the IP Catalog.
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Select Alliance Partner IP now listed in the IP Catalog.
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All versions of custom IP show in the catalog (previously only the latest version was
shown).
Vivado IP Packager
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Custom interface definition creation available through the GUI.
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Multiple ease-of-use changes to the wizard.
Vivado Physical Implementation Tools
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Placement and Routing:
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20% average faster 7 series run time versus 2014.2.
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2X faster UltraScale run time versus 2014.2.
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Physical Optimization (phys_opt_design) is now multi-threaded.
UltraScale-specific improvements
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Average 7% better Fmax for monolithic devices.
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Average 11% better Fmax for SSIT devices.
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Post-route Physical Optimization (phys_opt_design) now enabled.
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Placer directives tuned for UltraScale, new directive AltWLDrivenPlacement.
Interactive routing: new option -auto_delay for full timing-driven routing of
individual pins and nets,
New command report_cdc (Tcl only) analyzes safe and unknown CDC topologies
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Improved, faster core algorithms
Identifies recommended and commonly used safe topologies like single and
multi-bit synchronizers, asynchronous clear/preset synchronizer, clock enable, Mux
and Mux-hold CDC structures.
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Other topologies reported as unknown.
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Classifies severity as a critical or warning or information type.
Power Analysis: Final stage of re-architecting Report Power completed in 2014.3
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10x faster run time compared to 2013.4.
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Improved accuracy: results are on average within +/-16% of actual hardware
measurements for vectorless analysis (No SAIF file input but with realistic switching
activity specified for primary inputs and control signals).
New report_power -type option to specify toggle rates across output types, for
example FPGA logic registers, output ports, block RAM enables, and serial
transceivers.
ECO flow using Tcl commands
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Over 50% less memory consumed.
When modifying a design with placement, it is no longer necessary to unplace cells
before connecting them using the connect_net command. This restriction
prevented potentially illegal connections or illegal placement. In 2014.3, after a
design is modified, DRC automatically detects illegal conditions and prevents
continuation of the design flow.
report_design_analysis (Tcl only) adds insight into timing closure issues
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Use -timing option for analysis of physical characteristics of timing paths.
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Use -complexity for design complexity metrics of top design or submodules.
report_synchronizer_mtbf (Tcl only, UltraScale only)
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MTBF calculations for individual CDC synchronizer circuits.
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Provides overall MTBF and guidance when MTBF cannot be calculated.
Static Timing Analysis
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Run time improvement of 2x in 2014.3 versus 2014.2.
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Saved Timing Summary Improves Run time:
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Timing summary reports can now be saved and restored using .rpx files.
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report_timing_summary can use the restored report instead of running again.
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rpx reports are static – they do not update to reflect the in-memory design.
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Other reports support the rpx format in the 2015.x release and future releases.
Saving and Restoring Timing Reports:
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Project-based flow
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Implemented timing summary report automatically saved.
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Opening the implemented design restores the timing summary.
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Scripted flow
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Generate an .rpx file using the –rpx flag:
report_timing_summary -delay_type min_max -max_paths 10
-input_pins -name timing_1 -rpx timing_1.rpx.
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Use File >Open Interactive Report to restore timing results in the Vivado
Integrated Design Environment (IDE).
Timing Constraints wizard:
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New Back button removes constraints from the in-memory design
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User data persists
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Invalid constraints are properly restored to their initial state
RTL Synthesis
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Multicore support on Linux for 25% faster synthesis run time on average.
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Two new built-in strategy options:
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Area reduction with 10% less LUTs on average.
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Performance optimization with 3-4% better Fmax on average.
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Beta support for VHDL 2008 (see details in answer record Answer Record 62005.)
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New default value auto for control_set_opt_threshold.
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Improved automatic finite state machine (FSM) encoding selection.
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New inference patterns for DSP block inference.
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New attributes to control clock enable and synchronous resets (direct_enable and
direct_reset).
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New automatic cascade chain pipelining for UltraScale BRAMs.
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Better handling of MARK_DEBUG across levels of hierarchy.
Vivado Debug
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Debug Probe renaming at run time
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Rename probes on multiple ILA/VIO cores.
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Names persist in waveform window.
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Ability to view original probe names.
Improvements to Setup Debug wizard
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New find for nets to debug.
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Aligns with the standard Vivado Find dialog box.
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MARK_DEBUG and DONT_TOUCH can be decoupled in implemented design
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Persistence of Hardware Manager settings
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Improved hardware connection
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Auto Connect to local target.
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Not dependent on vcse_server.
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New open hardware target flow.
Vivado Device Programmer
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Flash Programming
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Erase, blank check, programming and verify.
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Battery-backed block RAM for encryption key
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eFUSE programming and readback
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Encryption key
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User bits
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Device DNA
FPGA readback and verify
Vivado Simulator
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New Waveform Database
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Lower memory and disk footprint
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Faster tracing
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Cross-platform support
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Version migration
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Fault tolerant
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Simulation run time reduction (average of 1.5X) and memory usage reduction (average
of 2X)
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SystemVerilog Direct Programming Interface (DPI)
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Enables SystemVerilog to interface with C (similar to PLI in Verilog).
SDK
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Create Bootgen command now includes edit mode.
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SDK includes support for new hardware handoff file (*.hdf) as well as the existing
XML format.
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New format to support Linux application creation through the sysroot of the Linux file
system, and an option to provide a selected tool chain.
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See the What’s New in SDK topic in the 2014.3 SDK Help for more information on
what’s new in SDK.
Important Information
Updates to Existing IP
The following table lists current updates to existing IP for the 2014.3 release.
Table 1-2:
Existing IP Updates
Existing IP
Existing IP Updates
10G Ethernet MAC
• New optional 32-bit low latency and size reduced IP
• Added Zynq ® -7000 AP Soc and 7 series defense grade devices
AXI 10G Ethernet MAC
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10GBASE-R
• New optional 32-bit low latency and size reduced IP
• Added Zynq-7000 AP Soc and 7 series defense grade devices
AXI Ethernet Subsystem
• Added optional non processor mode (No AXI Buffer)
• Available in IP Integrator and IP Catalog
• TEMAC + 1000BASE-X with optional hardware timestamping for
UltraScale Kintex ® and 7 series
PCI Express ®
• AXI-MM support for Gen3 PCI Express hard block (Virtex7 XT/HT).
• Package Migration section in User Guide for UltraScale FPGA
devices.
• Tandem PCIe/PROM support (Beta) for UltraScale FPGA devices.
Aurora
• Additional UltraScale FPGA device support.
• Simulation support with Labtools enabled.
• AXI4-Lite to DRP interface compliance (Aurora 64b66b).
10G Ethernet MAC and 10GBASE-KR or 10GBASE-R
Available in IP Integrator and IP Catalog
Added UltraScale Kintex® device support
Added Zynq-7000 AP Soc and 7 series defense grade devices
Note: Part names aligned to silicon availability: XCKU040 ES1 is no longer supported and Multiple
ES1 parts changed to ES2.
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Implementation Tools
Limitations involving register mapping to UltraScale SSIT Laguna registers:
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Automatic placement of registers into Laguna registers is not yet supported. Manual
placement can be achieved by assigning registers to appropriate LOCs and BELs within
Laguna tiles. Drag-and-drop placement is supported in the IDE.
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A Laguna TX_REG register cannot directly drive a Laguna RX_REG register across an
SLR boundary as it might create a hold time violation that cannot be fixed by the tools.
This restriction might be relaxed in the future for certain situations but in 2014.3 it
results in a place_design error.
Known issues using report_synchronizer_mtbf:
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You might encounter an issue when you use XDC to set ASYNC_REG instead of HDL
attributes. After a design or design checkpoint is saved and re-opened, the
report_synchronizer_mtbf fails as the tools cannot locate the synchronizers
specified using XDC ASYNC_REG properties. Instead, you must run
report_synchronizer_mtbf in the same run before saving the checkpoint. If using
a project flow, add a tcl.post script to run report_synchronizer_mtbf after the
route_design step. This limitation will be fixed in a future release. Synchronizers
specified using ASYNC_REG in HDL are not affected.
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The command does not detect invalid MTBF in the case where there is a timing
violation from the final ASYNC_REG synchronizer stage. This issue will be fixed in a
later release.
Documentation Navigator
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New integrated Web Search Results tab that searches for documents on Xilinx
Support.
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Support for Design Hubs in the main Catalog View.
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Guided learning curve with recommended key concepts and FAQs.
New Send Feedback link added to each Design Hub.
Vivado Design Suite Documentation Update
In the 2014.3 Vivado Design Suite Documentation release not all documentation will be
available at first customer ship. Use the Update Catalog button in DocNav to stay
up-to-date with the 2014.3 documentation suite.
Licensing
Activation licensing is not supported for USB dongles, on floating servers running SOLARIS
OS, or on triple-redundant server configurations.
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IP Known Issues and Change List
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For Xilinx IP known issues, see the IP Release Notes Guide (XTP025) [Ref 7].
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For a detailed change list of Xilinx IP Cores in 2014.3, see Answer Record 59464.
Known Issues
Vivado® Design Suite Tools Known Issues can be found at Answer Record 59464
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Chapter 2
Architecture Support and Requirements
Operating Systems
Xilinx only supports the following operating systems on x86 and x86-64 processor
architectures.
Microsoft Windows Support
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Windows 7 and 7 SP1 Professional (32-bit and 64-bit), English/Japanese
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Windows 8.1 Professional (64-bit), English/Japanese
Windows XP Support
For the Vivado 2014.3 release, Windows XP will no longer be supported. This is due, in large
part, to Microsoft’s termination of Windows XP support.
Linux Support
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Red Hat Enterprise Workstation 5.8 - 5.10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
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Red Hat Enterprise Workstation 6.4 - 6.5 (32-bit and 64-bit)
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SUSE Linux Enterprise 11.1 - 11.2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
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Cent OS 6.4 and 6.5 (64-bit)
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Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS (64-bit)
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Architectures
The following table lists architecture support for commercial products in the Vivado®
Design Suite WebPACK™ tool versus all other Vivado Design Suite editions. For
non-commercial support:
•
All Xilinx® Automotive devices are supported in the Vivado Design Suite WebPACK
tool.
•
Xilinx Defense-Grade FPGA devices are supported where their equivalent commercial
part sizes are supported.
Table 2-1:
Architecture Support
Vivado Design Suite
(All Other Editions)
Vivado WebPACK Tool
Zynq® Device
Zynq-7000 AP SoC Device
• XC7Z010, XC7Z015, XC7Z020,
XC7Z030
Zynq-7000 AP Soc Device
• All
Virtex® FPGA
Virtex-7 FPGA
• None
Virtex UltraScale FPGA
• None
Virtex-7 FPGA
• All
Virtex UltraScale FPGA
• All
Kintex® FPGA
Kintex-7 FPGA
• XC7K70T, XC7K160T
Kintex UltraScale FPGA
• None
Kintex-7 FPGA
• All
Kintex UltraScale FPGA
• All
Artix® FPGA
Artix-7 FPGA
• XC7A35T, XC7A50T, XC7A75T,
XC7A100T, XC7A200T
Artix-7 FPGA
• All
Compatible Third-Party Tools
Table 2-2:
Compatible Third-Party Tools
Red Hat
Linux
Red Hat
Linux-64
Mentor Graphics Questa
SIM SE/DE (10.3b)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Mentor Graphics Questa
SIM PE (10.3b)
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
Mentor Graphics Questa
Advanced Simulator(10.3b)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Third-Party Tool
SUSE Linux Windows-7
32-bit
Windows-7
64-bit
Simulation
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Table 2-2:
Compatible Third-Party Tools
Red Hat
Linux
Red Hat
Linux-64
Cadence Incisive Enterprise
Simulator (IES) (13.20.005)
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
Synopsys VCS and VCS MX
(I2014.03)
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
The MathWorks MATLAB®
and Simulink® with
Fixed-Point Toolbox
(2013a, 2013b, and 2014a)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Aldec Active-HDL (9.2sp1)a
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
Aldec Riviera-PRO
(2014.02)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Synopsys Synplify/Synplify
Pro (H-2013.03)c
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Mentor Graphics Precision
RTL/Plus (2012c)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cadence Encounter
Conformal (9.1)d
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
OneSpin 360 (2013_12)
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
Third-Party Tool
SUSE Linux Windows-7
32-bit
Windows-7
64-bit
Synthesisb
Equivalence Checking
a. Note: Support for Aldec simulators is offered by Aldec.
b. Note: Most Vivado IPs can only be synthesized by Vivado synthesis, because the RTL
source can include encrypted files. To use these IPs in a third party synthesis flow, the
synthesized netlist can be exported from the Vivado tool in a suitable format for use in
the third-party synthesis project.
c. Note: Contact Synopsys for availability of Synplify Overlay or Service Pack.
d. Note: Cadence Encounter Conformal Support is for RTL2Gate using Synopsys Synplify
only.
System Requirements
This section provides information on system memory requirements, cable installation, and
other requirements and recommendations.
The lab exercises require the installation of MATLAB 2014a (or later) and Vivado Design
Suite 2014.2 (or later).
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System Memory Recommendations
For memory recommendations for the Vivado Design Suite tools, see:
http://www.xilinx.com/design-tools/vivado/memory.htm.
Operating Systems and Available Memory
The Microsoft Windows and Linux operating system (OS) architectures have limitations on
the maximum memory available to a Xilinx program. Users targeting the largest devices and
most complex designs might encounter this limitation. The Vivado Design Suite has
optimized memory and enabled support for applications to increase RAM memory
available to Xilinx tools.
Linux
For 32-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems, the operating system can use the hugemem
kernel to allocate 4 GB to each process. More information can be found on the Red Hat
support site at http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/.
Cable Installation Requirements
Platform Cable USB II is a high-performance cable that enables Xilinx design tools to
program and configure target hardware.
Note: The Xilinx Parallel Cable IV is no longer supported for debugging or programming.
RECOMMENDED: To install Platform Cable USB II, a system must have at least a USB 1.1 port. For
maximum performance, Xilinx recommends using Platform Cable USB II with a USB 2.0 port.
The cable is officially supported on the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the following
operating systems: Windows-7, Red Hat Linux Enterprise, and SUSE Linux Enterprise 11.
Additional platform specific notes are as follows:
•
Root privileges are required.
•
SUSE Linux Enterprise 11: The fxload software package is required to ensure correct
Platform Cable USB II operation. The fxload package is not automatically installed on
SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 distributions, and must be installed by the user or System
Administrator.
•
Linux LibUSB support: Support for Platform Cable USB II based upon the LibUSB
package is now available from the Xilinx website, see Answer Record 29310.
For additional information regarding Xilinx cables, refer to the following documents:
•
USB Cable Installation Guide (UG344) [Ref 8]
•
Platform Cable USB II Data Sheet (DS593) [Ref 9]
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Equipment and Permissions
The following table lists related equipment, permissions, and network connections.
Table 2-3:
Equipment and Permissions Requirements
Item
Requirement
Directory permissions
Write permissions must exist for all directories containing design files to be
edited.
Monitor
16-bit color VGA with a minimum recommended resolution of 1024 by 768
pixels.
Drive
You must have a DVD-ROM for Vivado Design Suite (if you have received a
DVD, rather than downloading from the web).
Ports
To program devices, you must have an available parallel or USB port
appropriate for your Xilinx programming cable. Specifications for ports are
listed in the documentation for your cable.
Note: Installation of the cable driver software requires Windows-7. If
you are not using one of these operating systems, the cables might not
work properly.
Note: X Servers/ Remote Desktop Servers, such as Exceed, ReflectionX, and XWin32, are not
supported.
Network Time Synchronization
When design files are located on a network machine, other than the machine with the
installed software, the clock settings of both machines must be set the same. These times
must be synchronized on a regular basis for continued proper functioning of the software.
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Download and Installation
This guide explains how to download and install the Vivado ® Design Suite tools, which
includes the Vivado Integrated Design Environment (IDE), High Level Synthesis tool, and
System Generator for DSP.
Downloading the Vivado Design Suite Tools
Xilinx® Design Tools users can customize, download and install only those tools and devices
required prior to download. Users will download and launch a lightweight installer (< 50
MB) from our website that will guide the user through the customization, download and
installation process. This reduces the download size and speeds up the download &
installation process considerably.
You will continue to have the choice of downloading a single file full product installation
from our website.
Both download options are available on the Xilinx website:
http://www.xilinx.com/support/download/index.htm
Most files in the Xilinx Download Center are downloaded using the Akamai download
manager. For the optimum download experience:
•
Allow pop-ups from entitlenow.com.
•
Set security settings to allow for secure and non-secure items to be displayed on the
same page.7000 AP Soc
•
Allow the Akamai download manager to run Java processes.
To download the Xilinx Design Tools:
1. Select the Design Tools tab in the web page.
2. Under the Version heading, click the version of the tools you want to download.
3. Click the link for the installer you want to download.
Note: The 32-bit installer will only work on 32-bit operating systems and is not supported on 64-bit
machines.
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Installing the Vivado Design Suite Tools
This section explains the installation process for all platforms for the Vivado Design Suite.
Installation Preparation
IMPORTANT: Before starting installation the follow steps must be completed:
•
Check the links in Important Information section in Chapter 1 for any installation issues
pertaining to your system or configuration.
•
Make sure your system meets the requirements described in Chapter 2, Architecture
Support and Requirements.
•
Disable anti-virus software to reduce installation time.
•
Make sure you have the necessary privileges for the system on which the design tools
will be installed. Some components, such as programming cable device drivers, require
administrator-level permissions.
•
Close all open programs before you begin installation.
•
The Vivado Design Suite installer does not set global environment variables, such as
XILINX, on Windows.
•
When running xsetup.exe from a 32-bit machine onto the network location of a
64-bit machine, the tools install the 32-bit executables onto that machine and not the
64-bit executables.
Full Product Download and DVD
If you downloaded the full product installation, decompress the file and run xsetup (for
Linux) or xsetup.exe (for Windows) to launch the installation. If you received a DVD, launch
xsetup(.exe) directly.
RECOMMENDED: Xilinx recommends the use of 7-zip or WinZip (v.15.0 or newer) to decompress the
downloaded tar.gz file.
Lightweight Installer Download
If you downloaded the lightweight installer, launch the downloaded file. You are prompted
to log in and use your regular Xilinx login credentials to continue with the installation
process.
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Figure 3-1:
Vivado Design Suite Installation - Select Installation Source
Connectivity
The installer connects to the internet through the system proxy settings in Windows. These
settings can be found under Control Panel > Network and Internet > Internet Options.
For Linux users, the installer uses Firefox browser proxy settings (when explicitly set) to
determine connectivity.
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Figure 3-2:
Vivado Design Suite Installation - Connectivity
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If there are connectivity issues, verify the following:
1. If you are using alternate proxy settings to the ones referred to, select the Manual
Proxy Configuration option to specify the settings.
‘
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Figure 3-3:
Vivado Design Suite Installation - Change Proxy Settings
2. Check if your company firewall requires a proxy authentication with a username and
password. If so, select the Manual Proxy Configuration option in the dialog box above.
3. For Linux users, if either the Use System settings or the Auto detect settings option is
selected in the Firefox browser, you must manually set the proxy in installer.
License Agreements
Carefully read the license agreements before continuing with the installation. If you do not
agree to the terms and conditions, cancel the installation and contact Xilinx.
Edition Selection
Select the edition or standalone tool that is required. You can also install Software
Development Kit (SDK) as part of the Vivado WebPACK, System and Design editions.
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Figure 3-4:
Vivado Design Suite Installation - Select Products
Vivado WebPACK and Design edition users will also be able to upgrade to a higher edition
post installation. See Adding Additional Tools and Devices, page 25 for more details.
Tools, Devices, and Options
Customize the installation by choosing the design tools, device families and installation
options. Selecting only what you need helps to minimize the time taken to download and
install the product. You will be able to add to this installation later by clicking Add Design
Tools or Devices from either the operating system Start Menu or the Vivado > Help menu.
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Figure 3-5:
Vivado Design Suite Installation - Vivado System Edition
Shortcuts and File Associations
You can customize the creation of the program group entries (Start Menu) and the creation
of desktop shortcuts. Optionally, you can also create file associations to launch Vivado
project files directly with this version of Vivado. The shortcut creation and file association
options can be applied to the current user or all users.
Adding Additional Tools and Devices
Starting in 2014.2, you can incrementally add additional tools, devices or even upgrade
Vivado editions post-install. This is useful for users that have chosen to install a subset of
devices and/or tools.
To add new tools or devices:
•
Start Menu > Xilinx Design Tools > Vivado <version> > Add Design Tools or
Devices.
•
Launch Vivado > Help > Add Design Tools or Devices.
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If you have installed the Vivado WebPACK or Design Edition, you are presented with the
option to upgrade the edition.
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Figure 3-6:
Vivado Design Suite Installation - Select Edition
Based on the above selection, you are presented with all available tools and devices that
can be added to the current installation.
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Figure 3-7:
Vivado Design Suite Installation - Select Extra Content
Network Installations
Installing to a network location provides a way for client machines to access the design
tools by pointing to it on the network drive. To run the design tools on the network, the
client machines must be set up correctly to ensure the environment variables, registry, and
program groups all point to the network. The following sections describe the procedure for
network setups.
Linux Clients
You must source settings32.(c)sh or settings64.(c)sh (whichever is appropriate
for your operating system) from the area in which the design tools are installed. This sets up
the environment to point to this installed location.
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To run the design tools from a remotely installed location, run an X Windows display
manager, and include a DISPLAY environment variable. Define DISPLAY as the name of
your display. DISPLAY is typically unix:0.0. For example, the following syntax allows you
to run the tools on the host named bigben and to display the graphics on the local monitor
of the machine called mynode.
setenv DISPLAY mynode:0.0
xhost = bigbenPC Clients
Microsoft Windows Clients
1. Install design tools to a PC network server. Make sure your users know the location of
the design tools and have access to the installation directory, and they have
Administrator privileges for the following steps.
2. From the local client machine, browse to the following directory:
network_install_location\.xinstall\Vivado_<version> and run the
program networkShortcutSetup.exe.
Running this program sets up the Windows settings batch files and Program Group or
Desktop shortcuts to run the Xilinx tools from the remote location.
3. From the client machine, launch the Vivado Design Suite tools by clicking the Program
Group or Desktop shortcuts, or by running the applications on the network drive.
Installing to a Mounted Network Drive
Xilinx design tools are designed to be installed in a directory under ROOT (typically
C:\Xilinx). The installer normally presents this option when installing to a local driver.
To work around this issue, either specify a UNC path (for example,
\\network_loc\Xilinx\) or define your target installation directory as \Xilinx under
the network mount point (For example: N:\Xilinx).
Windows 7 default security levels do not allow you to select remote mapped drives. To
install Xilinx Design Tools on remote mapped drives, you must change your account control
settings using the following steps:
1. Open the Windows Control Panel, from the Windows Start menu, and select ‘User
Accounts’. If your Control Panel Uses ‘Category View’, click ‘User Accounts’ on two
successive screens
2. Click ‘Change User Account Control settings’ and allow the program to make changes.
3. Click and slide the slide-bar down to the second to lowest setting (as seen in the
following figure).
4. Click OK.
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Figure 3-8:
Vivado Design Suite Installation - User Account Control Settings
RECOMMENDED: Xilinx recommends that you revisit this procedure to restore your settings to their
previous state after installation.
Note: You are not able to browse to the remote mapped drives using the Xilinx installer. You need
to manually type in your installation path which contains a mapped network drive.
Obtaining Quarterly Releases
Xilinx releases quarterly versions of the Vivado Design Suite tools throughout the year. Each
quarterly version contains device support updates, new features and bug fixes. The
following sections describe how to obtain updates through the Xilinx Information Center.
Xilinx Information Center
Xilinx Information Center (XIC) is the next generation replacement of XilinxNotify. This
functionality resides in the task bar (Windows) and periodically checks for new releases and
updates from Xilinx. Users can view and dismiss notifications as well as update installations.
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In addition, XIC now includes a cockpit from which you can manage all of your Xilinx tool
installations. Update, check licenses or uninstall all from the new Manage Installs tab.
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Figure 3-9:
Xilinx Information Center (XIC)
Uninstalling the Vivado Design Suite Tool
Before uninstalling, make sure to have moved any project f iles you want to keep outside
your X ilinx installation director y structure, or they are deleted.
Note: Xilinx Documentation Navigator is not removed during uninstallation. It is intended to be a
standalone application common to multiple versions of Xilinx tools. You need to uninstall it
separately if it is no longer required.
Uninstallation
Before uninstalling, make sure to have moved any project files you want to keep outside
your Xilinx installation directory structure, or they will be deleted. See below for
information on uninstalling Documentation Navigator and Xilinx Information Center.
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Uninstalling Documentation Navigator
Xilinx Documentation Navigator will not be removed during uninstallation. It is intended to
be a standalone application common to multiple versions of Xilinx tools. If it is no longer
required, you will need to uninstall separately either from the Start Menu program group
entry ‘Uninstall DocNav’ or through the corresponding entry in the ‘Uninstall or change a
program’ control panel option (for Windows).
Uninstalling Xilinx Information Center
Xilinx Information Center will not be removed during uninstallation. It is intended to be a
standalone application common to multiple versions of Xilinx tools. If it is no longer
required, you will need to uninstall separately through the corresponding entry in the
‘Uninstall or change a program’ control panel option (for Windows).
Uninstalling on Microsoft Windows
To uninstall the Vivado Design Suite tool product, launch the uninstaller from the launcher
menu: select Applications > Xilinx Design Tools > Vivado 2014.3 > Uninstall.
Uninstalling on Linux
To uninstall any Xilinx product, select the Uninstall item from that product’s Start Menu
folder. For instance, to uninstall Vivado Design Suite: Edition, select Start > All Programs >
Xilinx Design Tools > Vivado 2014.3 > Uninstall.
If you do not have a program group entry, use the command line option to uninstall:
<install_path>\.xinstall\Vivado_2014.3\ xsetup.exe –Uninstall
Alternatively, use the corresponding entry in the Uninstall or change a program control
panel option (for Windows).
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Chapter 4
WebTalk
The WebTalk feature helps Xilinx understand how you use Xilinx® FPGA devices, software,
and intellectual property (IP). The information collected and transmitted by WebTalk allows
Xilinx to improve the features most important to you as part of our ongoing effort to
provide products that meet your current and future needs. When enabled, WebTalk
provides information on your use of the Vivado® Design Suite tools.
WebTalk Participation
Your participation in WebTalk is voluntary except in the following cases:
•
You are using a WebPack™ license.
•
You are using pre-release software or devices.
In these cases, WebTalk data collection and transmission always occurs, regardless of your
preference settings. For all other cases, data is not transmitted if you disable WebTalk.
The following table summarizes WebTalk behavior for data transmission to Xilinx from your
post-route design, based on your Xilinx license, WebTalk install preference, and user
preference settings.
Table 4-1:
WebTalk Behavior for Bitstream Generation or Route Design Flow
Early Access Devices
License
WebTalk Install
Preference
Selected as
“Enabled”
WebTalk User
Preference
Selected as
“Enabled”
Send WebTalk
Data to Xilinx
Yes
X
X
X
Yes
No
WebPACK™
X
X
Yes
No
Edition License
No
X
No
No
Edition License
Yes
No
No
No
Edition License
Yes
Yes
Yes
Note: If the device is a WebPACK device, the Tools first look for a WebPACK license.
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Setting WebTalk Install Preference
You can enable or disable WebTalk globally during or after installation as described below.
During installation you can enable or disable WebTalk installation options by checking or
unchecking the Enable WebTalk to send software, IP and device usage statistics to Xilinx
(Always enabled for WebPACK license) checkbox.
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Figure 4-1:
WebTalk Install Options
You can enable or disable WebTalk installation options using the Tcl command
config_webtalk:
config_webtalk -install on|off
•
on turns WebTalk on for the installation.
•
off turns WebTalk off for the installation.
Install settings are saved in the following location:
•
Windows 7: <install dir>/vivado/data/webtalk/webtalksettings
•
Linux: <install dir>/vivado/data/webtalk/webtalksettings
Note: You need administrator privileges to write to the install location.
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Setting WebTalk User Preferences
You can enable or disable WebTalk user options by selecting Tools > Options > General as
shown below.
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Figure 4-2:
WebTalk User Preferences
After installation, you can enable or disable WebTalk user options using the
config_webtalk Tcl command:
config_webtalk -user on|off
•
on turns WebTalk on for the current user.
•
off turns WebTalk off for the current user.
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User settings are saved in the following location:
•
Windows 7:
%APPDATA%\Xilinx\Common\<version>\webtalk
where:
%APPDATA% is:
C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming
•
Linux:
%APPDATA%/.Xilinx/Common/<version>/webtalk
where:
%APPDATA% is:
/home/<user>
Checking WebTalk Install and User Preferences
You can also use the config_webtalk Tcl command to check the current status of
WebTalk settings. The command line option -info reports the values for the install setting
and the user setting:
config_webtalk -info
Types of Data Collected
WebTalk does not collect your design netlist or any other proprietary information that can
be used to reverse engineer your design. The data Xilinx collects through WebTalk includes:
•
Software version
•
Platform information (for example, operating system, speed and number of processors,
and main memory)
•
Unique project ID
•
Authorization code
•
Date of generation
•
Targeted device and family information
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For more information on the type of data that is collected, see the Xilinx Design Tools
WebTalk web page [Ref 12]. To see the specific WebTalk data collected for your design,
open the usage_statistics_webtalk.xml file in the project directory. You can also
open the usage_statistics_webtalk.xml file for easy viewing of the data
transmitted to Xilinx.
Transmission of Data
WebTalk is invoked after bitstream or route design compilation. WebTalk bundles the collected
data in an usage_statistics_webtalk.xml file and sends this file to Xilinx by https
(hypertext transfer protocol secure) post. Every new compilation for a given design overwrites the
previous usage_statistics_webtalk.xml file. WebTalk also writes an HTML file equivalent
usage_statistics_webtalk.html file for easy viewing of the data transmitted to Xilinx.
WebTalk also writes to the vivado.log (or runme.log) file that contains additional
information about whether the file was successfully transmitted to Xilinx.
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Obtaining and Managing a License
The Xilinx ® Product Licensing site is an online service for licensing and administering
evaluation and full copies of Xilinx design tools and intellectual property (IP) products. This
chapter describes the FLEXnet license generation functionality of the Product Licensing
Site.
Licensing Overview
Two Product Licensing Methodologies
There are now two ways in which Xilinx enforces the Xilinx End-User License Agreement at
run time in the Xilinx design tools.
•
Certificate-based licenses: This is the license enforcement method Xilinx introduced
for the ISE® Design Suite in the ISE ® 11.1 release. A certificate, commonly referred to
as a “license file (.lic)” is issued from the Xilinx Product Licensing Site. The certificate
is matched to a given machine, server or licensing dongle using the user entering a
host-id which uniquely identifies the machine. This license certificate must remain
present on the machine and in the license search path, because the Vivado tools need
access to this file to check for a valid license feature during runtime.
•
Activation licenses: Instead of requiring a file to be present to authorize a machine,
Activation uses a trusted area on the client or servers hard-drive to store the
authorization credentials. This trusted storage area will automatically be installed and
initialized beginning with the Vivado 2014.3 installer. When the Vivado tools look for a
license feature, they are allowed to run if this trusted storage area contains the proper
authorization. Since activation-based licenses do not use a license file, they will not
work with USB license dongles.
Certificate Licensing Terminology
•
Host ID: An identifier, placed within certificate licenses, which binds the license to the
computer using this identifier. Typical identifiers are: Hard-drive volume ID, Ethernet
port MAC address, or USB Dongle ID.
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Node-Locked License: A node-locked license allows for the use of a single seat of a
product entitlement on a specific machine.
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Floating License: A floating license resides on a network server and enables
applications to check out a license when they are invoked. At any one time, the number
of licenses for simultaneous users is restricted to the number of license seats
purchased.
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License Rehosting: The act of changing the host ID of a generated license due to
machine hardware changes, hard-drive failure or the moving of a license from one
machine to another.
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License Deletion: The act of removing a license from a machine, and having the
entitlement placed back into the Xilinx Product Licensing Account.
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Affidavit of Destruction: A click through agreement by which you certify that the
license file (.lic) for a rehosted or deleted license will be destroyed and no longer used.
Activation Licensing Terminology
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Client License: A client license allows for the use of a single seat of a product
entitlement on a specific machine. This is the activation-based equivalent of a
certificate-based node-locked license.
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Server License: A server license is the activation-based equivalent of a
certificate-based floating license. A server license resides on a network server and
enables applications to check out a license when they are invoked. At any one time, the
number of licenses for simultaneous users is restricted to the number of license seats
purchased.
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Trusted Storage: The area where activation license host information and
authorizations are stored.
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Request Creation: Activation licensing is based upon a request/fulfillment system. A
request for a new license must first be recorded into trusted storage. This is done
automatically by the Vivado License Manager whenever you use the Connect Now or
Save Information buttons on the Obtain a License screen. After a request identifier is
created, it is sent to the Xilinx Product Licensing Site along with the host information.
When a license is generated on the Licensing Site, a fulfillment XML file is created with
this same request identifier. When the activation fulfillment XML file is loaded into
trusted storage by VLM’s Activate License button, activation will be successful only if
the request identifier on the fulfillment matches the one stored in trusted storage.
Once the license is activated, the request becomes inactive and a new request can be
made for additional licenses.
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Return License: With activation, license rehosting, license deletion and affidavits of
destruction are no longer necessary. Activation features a methodology by which you
can initiate a return of a license to Xilinx from the client or server machine. When the
return request is made, the license is disabled on the local machine, and a return
request is sent to the Xilinx Product Licensing Site. Once processed, the return request
causes an entitlement to be placed back in your Product Licensing Account, and a
message is sent to trusted storage to remove the returned license from the machine.
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License Compatibility
The Vivado 2014.2 release and later recognizes both certificate and activation-based
licenses. If the license versions and dates are valid for the tool version being used, it does
not matter whether the license is certificate or activation-based. For example, a
certificate-based license issued during a previous Vivado release, which is still within the
1-year subscription period will authorize Vivado 2014.2 or later software. No conversion to
a new license methodology is necessary during the remainder of a previous subscription
period.
Activation Licensing Transition
During the Vivado 2014 release cycle, activation-based licensing is the default for all
customers upon purchasing a new Vivado Design Suite tool subscription. In the past, tool
subscribers received a single certificate license that enabled both ISE and Vivado.
Beginning in 2014.2, new Edition purchases will receive two license entitlements, a
certificate-based entitlement that can be used with ISE 14.7 or previous versions, and an
activation entitlement for Vivado tools. IP licenses are not transitioning to activation
entitlements at this time, so will continue to be certificate-based.
Differences with Activation Licenses
To authorize the trusted storage area, activation records need to be sent from the Xilinx
Product Licensing Site to the client or server machine. Currently, this is done by using XML
files with encrypted authorizations. When you generate an Activation license, you receive
an XML file by email, much like you might have received a certificate file (.lic) in the past.
The difference is that certificate .lic files need to be continually accessed by the Xilinx
software, and so must be retained and in a valid license search path. The XML activation
record is used to load the authorization into the trusted storage area. After the
authorization has been loaded, the XML activation record is no longer needed.
To generate licenses based on activation entitlements, a request for a license must first be
made into the client or server computer’s trusted storage area. For client (node-locked)
activation license requests, Vivado License Manager or the command-line utility
xlicclientmgr must be used. For server (floating) license requests, the command-line
utility xlicsrvrmgr must be used. For more information on the xlicclientmgr or
xlicsrvrmgr utilities, see the Using Xlicclientmgr Command-Line Utility or Using
Xlicsrvrmgr Command-Line Utility section.
After this request is processed, a URL to the Xilinx Product Licensing Site will be generated
and will contain the id of the request along with specific machine identification information
of the Xilinx Product Licensing Site. This URL should be placed into a web browser, and if
activation entitlements exist, they are accessible in the Activation-Based Licenses section of
the Create New Licenses tab of the Xilinx Product Licensing Site.
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If you enter the Xilinx Product Licensing Site directly or through older Xilinx license
managers, the machine identification necessary to generate an activation-based license will
not be present. In this case, the Activation-Based Licenses section of the website will be
inactive, and only certificate licenses will be available for generation.
See the ‘Creating A License Key’ section of this chapter for step-by-step instruction.
Managing Licenses On Your Machine
Using Vivado License Manager
Access to Vivado ® License Manager is provided on computers with the Xilinx Vivado tools
loaded.
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To open the Vivado License Manager:
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On Linux, type VLM from a command-line shell that has the Xilinx environment loaded.
On Windows 7 or earlier, you can run this from the Start menu at Start > Xilinx Design
Tools > Vivado 2014.3 > Manage Xilinx licenses.
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On Windows 8.1, run the Manage Xilinx Licenses app from the full listing of Apps on
your Start screen. You can also run Vivado License Manager from the Help menu of
Vivado: Help > Obtain A License Key or Help > Manage License.
The typical tasks that Vivado License Manager is used for are:
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Obtaining A License: Choose from several license options and go to the Xilinx Product
Licensing Site to complete the license generation process. To generate a license for an
activation-based entitlement, Vivado License Manager should be used to access the
Xilinx Product Licensing Site. This can be done on the Obtain a License screen by
pressing Connect Now, if an internet connection is present, or by pressing Save
Information if one is not. Save Information will save the information that Vivado
License Manager normally passes to the Xilinx Product Licensing Site through
parameters on the URL, into an HTML file for later use.
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Viewing License Status: See which licenses are visible to the local machine. This is a
useful view for debugging licensing issues.
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Loading Licenses Onto a Local Machine: After a certificate license (.lic) or
Activation fulfillment (.xml) file has been received, they can be placed into the
appropriate location on the machine. For step-by-step instructions, see the Installing
Your License key section for your license type below
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Returning a License to Xilinx: (Activation-based licenses only) If a license is no longer
needed on a local machine, it can be returned to Xilinx and the entitlement credited
back to the licensing account.
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Viewing and Setting (Windows) License Search Locations: Vivado tools will look in
several default locations to try to find authorization to run. If your license is located
elsewhere on the machine or on a floating license server, a path to that license must be
specified.
RECOMMENDED: It is recommended that the XILINXD_LICENSE_FILE environment variable be
used to specify Xilinx license file locations. LM_LICENSE_FILE can also be used, but is mainly
intended for non-Xilinx or legacy license path use.
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Using Xlicclientmgr Command-Line Utility
Xlicclientmgr is a command-line utility for creating Activation license requests and
otherwise managing a client (node-lock) computer’s trusted storage area. See the details
on the Xlicsrvrmgr utility below for creating and interacting with a server (floating)
computer’s trusted storage area.
Xlicclientmgr can do many of the same functions the graphical Vivado License Manager
utility can do, but is limited to servicing activation licenses. Xlicclientmgr is located in
the <Install Directory>\Vivado\2014.3\bin directory of a Xilinx tool installation.
Key Xlicclientmgr Command-Line Flags
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-help all: Prints usage information for xlicclientmgr.
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-v or -v “format=long”: Displays a list or detailed list of the contents of the
machine’s trusted storage area.
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-cr <XML RequestFileName> [-r fulfillmentID]: Creates a request in
trusted storage. This is the command used to request an activation license from Xilinx.
It will create an activation request in XML format, as well as an HTML file containing a
URL with information for use with the Xilinx Product Licensing Site. If –r is used, it will
create a request to return the license with the specified fulfillment ID to Xilinx.
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-p <responseFIleName>: Process XML file into trusted storage. This is essentially
the same command run by the Activate License button on Vivado License Manager’s
Load License screen.
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-returnTransaction "request=<requestFileName>"
"response=<responseFileName>" "proxy=<host:port> [<proxy userId>
<proxy passwd>]": Transmits a return request from local machine to the Xilinx
Product Licensing Site.
Note: A return request must already exist in the form of an XML file. This return request must
have already been created by a previous run of xlicclientmgr using –cr and –r options
together.
Using Xlicsrvrmgr Command-Line Utility
The Xlicsvrmgr is a command-line utility for creating Activation license requests and
otherwise managing a floating license server computer’s trusted storage area.For floating
license generation on activation-based entitlements, the OMS website must be accessed by
first running the Xlicsvrmgr utility. Vivado License Manager supports client (node-lock)
activation transactions only, but floating server license requests require xlicsrvrmgr.
The Xlicsrvrmgr is contained in the License Management Tools download located at:
http://www.xilinx.com/download/index.htm. The utility is also located in the <Install
Directory>\Vivado\2014.3\bin directory of a Xilinx tool installation.
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Before Running Xlicsrvrmgr The First Time
If this is the first time xlicsrvrmgr is to be run on a floating license server, then you will
need to ensure that the computer's trusted-storage area, where activation authorizations
are stored, is first installed and initialized. In the License Management Tools download, you
will find an initialization utility that varies by OS. Run the commands as specified below
from the <OS><bitwidth>.o directory where the License Manage Tools were unzipped.
(For Example: c:\servertools\win64.o\):
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Windows:installanchorservice.exe xilinxd Xilinx-Design-Suite-Software
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Linux: install_fnp.sh
Key Xlicsrvrmgr Command-Line Flags
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-help all: Prints usage information for xlicsrvrmgr.
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-v or -v “format=long”: Displays a list or detailed list of the contents of the
machine’s trusted storage.
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-cr <XML RequestFileName> [-r fulfillmentID]: Creates a request in
trusted storage.
This is the command used to request an activation license from Xilinx. It will create an
activation request in XML format, as well as an HTML file containing a URL with
information for use with the Xilinx Product Licensing Site. If –r is used, it will create a
request to return the license with the specified fulfillment ID to Xilinx.
Note: If you wish to create a new activation license for a floating license server, this -cr
command must be run and the URL in the resulting HTML file must be used to access the Xilinx
Product Licensing Site. If you enter the product licensing site directly or through links, the
Activation section of the website will be inactive.
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-p <responseFIleName>: Process XML file into trusted storage.
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-returnTransaction "request=<requestFileName>"
"response=<responseFileName>" "proxy=<host:port> [<proxy userId>
<proxy passwd>]": Transmits a return request from local machine to the Xilinx
Product Licensing Site.
Note: A return request must already exist in the form of an XML file. This return request must have
already been created by a previous run of xlicclientmgr using –cr and –r options together.
Using the Xilinx Product Licensing Site
The Xilinx Product Licensing site is where both certificate and activation-based licenses are
generated, where certificate-based licenses are modified and where information about
license orders reside. As mentioned earlier, creation of activation-based licenses requires
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you to access the Xilinx Product Licensing Site from the Vivado License Manager or
appropriate command-line utility.
You can access the Xilinx Product Licensing Site in various ways depending upon the type of
license being generated.
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If you purchased products which use certificate-based licenses, follow the link included
in your order confirmation email. It provides direct access to an account containing
your product entitlements.
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If you purchased products which use activation-based licenses, use Vivado License
Manager, xlicclientmgr or xlicsrvrmgr to generate your license request. The license
request information is then sent from the Vivado License Manager or command-line
tools through a URL to access the account containing your product entitlements.
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To evaluate the Vivado® Design Suite products, go to
http://www.xilinx.com/products/design_tools/vivado/vivado/vivado-webpack.htm.
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To evaluate IP products, go to http://www.xilinx.com/ipcenter and follow the Evaluate
link on the IP product page of interest.
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To access the Product Licensing Site directly, go to http://www.xilinx.com/getlicense. By
accessing the site this way, you will not be able to create activation-based licenses, but
you will be able to create certificate-based licenses as well as perform license account
management functions.
When entering the Xilinx Product Licensing Site, you must first register or enter your
registration information.
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Xilinx Product Licensing Site - Sign In Page
You must first sign in. If you already have a Xilinx user account, enter your user ID and
password, and then confirm your contact information is current. If you do not have an
account, click the Create Account button.
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Creating a License Key
The Create New Licenses screen on the Product Licensing Site is the starting point for
license generation. The design tools and IP product entitlements you have purchased or
wish to evaluate are shown in the product entitlement table.
Note: If there are entitlements in the Activation Based Licenses section of this tab, but the section is
inactive, the most likely cause is that you did not enter into the Xilinx Product Licensing Site in the
correct manner. In order for the Activation Based Licenses section to be active, the Product Licensing
site must receive specific request and machine identification information generated by the machine
on which the license is to be installed.
To generate this information:
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From a full Vivado Design Suite installation (2014.2 or later), see the instructions for
Using Vivado License Manager or Using Xlicclientmgr Command-Line Utility in the
Managing Licenses On Your Machine section of this chapter.
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For license servers, see the instructions for Using Xlicsrvrmgr Command-Line Utility in
the Managing Licenses On Your Machine section of this chapter.
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Selecting Products
To begin the license generation process for products you have purchased or want to
evaluate:
1. Select a product licensing account from the Account drop-down list.
Note: This selection is not available if you are entitled to evaluation or free products only.
2. Enter product voucher codes for design tools or IP product licenses purchased with kits
or for tools purchased from the Xilinx online store (optional).
3. Add evaluation or no-charge IP product entitlements to the product entitlement table
(optional).
4. Make your product selections from the product entitlement table.
Entitlements are grouped into two broad categories: certificate-based or activation-based
licensing. The type of product entitlements available are Full (purchased), No Charge, or
Evaluation. Full and No Charge licenses have a subscription period of one year. Design tool
evaluation is for 30 days and IP evaluations are for 120 days.
Floating/server and node-locked/client licenses cannot be combined in the same license
file. Selecting an entitlement that contains only one license type causes the Generate
button for the other license type to become inactive. Likewise certificate-based and
activation-based entitlements cannot be generated at the same time. Selecting an
entitlement in one license area causes the other license area to become inactive for the
remainder of the license generation session.
For design tools, available seats represents the number of seats available for licensing over
the total number of seats purchased. For IP, seats are managed according to the terms of the
site wide license agreement.
Products with a status of Current are within their warranty period. Products with a status of
Expired have a warranty period end date that has passed. If seats are available, licenses can
be generated for either Current or Expired product entitlements.
The Vivado Design Suite: 30-Day System Edition evaluation product entitlement provides
access to all the capabilities in the Vivado Design Tools. This product entitlement is
automatically included in your product licensing account.
Product vouchers for design tools and IP product licenses can be shipped with a Xilinx or
partner development board or design kit. If you have a product voucher card, you can enter
the voucher code on the card into the associated text field and click Redeem Now. This
places the corresponding design tools or IP product entitlement in the product entitlement
table which you can use to generate a license key.
To add Evaluation and No Charge IP to the list of product entitlements, click the Search
Now button in the Add Evaluation and No Charge IP Cores section of the page. This opens
an IP product finder tool.
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IP Product Selector
Generating a License
After one or more licenses are selected on the Create New Licenses page, click the Generate
License or Activate License button corresponding to the type of license file you are
generating (client/node-locked or server/floating). For certificate-based licenses, the
license generation form shown below appears.
The step-by-step instructions below are for generating a floating certificate-based license
as this process contains a superset of all other license generation flows. Exceptions for
node-locked and activation-based licenses will be noted as appropriate.
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Generate Floating License
To generate a floating, certificate-based license:
1. Select the number of seats required for each product license.
This is for server/floating licenses only. All client/node-locked licenses are for one seat.
The number of seats available for a product entitlement is automatically maintained by
the system. The Requested Seats field is populated, by default, with zero, although you
are allowed to enter any number up to the full number of seats remaining on the
product entitlement. A product is removed from the product entitlement table once all
seats have been activated.
2. Enter system information.
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For floating certificate-based licenses, the first field is redundancy. A triple-redundant
server configuration, also known as a triad, provides a fail over for the license manager
software. As long as two of the three servers are running, the license manager can
continue to run. This does not apply to node-locked licenses.
The system information is pre-populated in the Host ID drop-down menu if you arrived
at the Product Licensing Site from a link within the Vivado License Manager. If you do
not have pre-populated system information, or if you want to add a different host, select
the Add a host option.
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Add a Host
The Host ID value uniquely identifies the machine to which your design tools or IP is
licensed. You can choose a Host ID Type to be a MAC address, a hard drive serial number
or a dongle ID.
For activation-based licenses, all required system information is passed from the Vivado
License Manager, or the command-line tools, via the web-browser’s URL. There is no
need to manually enter host information for either client or server-based activation
licenses.
Note: Not all host ID types are supported for all operating systems. The easiest way to obtain
your host ID is to run Vivado License Manager on the machine that serves as the license host.
3. Add a comment.
Adding a comment to the license key file makes it easier for an administrator to track
the allocation of design tools and IP product entitlements among users.
4. Click Next.
The Review License Request form opens.
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Review License Request
5. Review your selections.
6. If you are satisfied with your selections, click Next.
End-User License Agreements
Xilinx Design Tools and No Charge IP product End User License Agreements (EULAs) are
agreed to during the product installation process. A complete copy of this license
agreement is located at: <install directory>/.xinstall/Vivado_2014.3/data/
unified_xilinx_eulas.txt
If you license IP products, you must accept the terms of the associated IP product EULAs
before the license file can be generated.
Third-Party Licenses
A complete copy of the third-party licenses is located at:
<install_directory>/.xinstall/Vivado_2014.3/data/unified_3rd_party_
eula.txt
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License Generation Confirmation
When you finish generating the licenses, you will receive a confirmation message
summarizing your licensing activity.
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License Generation Confirmation
You will also receive a license generation confirmation email. This message contains the
generated license key file as an attachment. Add [email protected] as a
trusted sender in your email address book.
If you do not receive your license by email, you can download it directly from the Xilinx Licensing
Site. See the Managing Licenses on the Xilinx Product Licensing Site section for details
Installing Your License Key
The following sections describe installing different types of licenses.
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Certificate-Based Node Lock or Activation-Based
Client License Installation
After generating a license file, you will receive an e-mail from
‘[email protected]’.
1. Save the license file (.lic) or the activation fulfillment file (.xml) attached to the
e-mail to a temporary director y on your local system.
2. Run the Vivado License Manager:
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For Windows 7 or earlier: Select Start > All Programs > Xilinx Design Tools >
Vivado 2014.3 > Manage Xilinx Licenses.
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For Windows 8.1: Run the Manage Xilinx Licenses app from the full listing of Apps
on your Start screen.
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For Linux: Type vlm in a command-line shell.
3. On the left hand pane of Vivado License Manager, expand Getting a License and choose
Load License.
4. If you received a certificate license (.lic) file, click the Copy License button on the
Load License screen. If you received an activation license fulfillment file (.xml), click the
Activate License button.
5. Browse to either your license file (Xilinx.lic) or your activation fulfillment
(Xilinx_License.xml) and click Open.
6. For certificate licenses, this action copies the license file to the <Homedrive
(typically C)>:\.Xilinx (Windows) or <Home>/.Xilinx directory of your
computer where it will be automatically found by the Xilinx tools. For activation-based
licenses, this action loads your activation fulfillment into trusted storage, where it is
verified and the machine authorized for the corresponding tools.
Working with Floating Licenses
Floating License Installation on Servers
IMPORTANT: In order to serve activation licenses, the xilinxd license daemon and lmgrd executable
must both be at Flex version 11.11.0. Previous versions of Xilinx tools used 11.6.0, and this will not work
for Activation floating licenses.
For existing FLEXnet license servers serving certificate-based licenses, a common practice is
to copy the contents of the license file, mailed from
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[email protected], into the existing license file on your FLEXnet
server.
For existing FLEXnet license servers serving activation-based licenses, load the license into
trusted storage using the command: xlicsrvrmgr -p <responseFIleName>
Note: Restart the floating license server to ensure the new Xilinx licenses are enabled.
For New License Servers
1. Download the appropriate Xilinx FLEXnet license utilities for your server's operating
system from the Xilinx Download Center at http://www.xilinx.com/download/index.htm.
2. Unzip these utilities into a destination directory. Xilinx recommends you place this
directory into your application search path.
3. Once the FLEXnet utilities are installed, run the following commands to start the floating
license server:
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Linux
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<Server Tool directory>/bin (or bin64)/lin/lmgrd -c
<path_to_license>/Xilinx.lic -l <path_to_license>/log1.log
Windows
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< Server Tool director y>\bin\nt (or nt64)\lmgrd -c
<path_to_license>\Xilinx.lic –l <path_to_license>\log1.log
For activation-based licenses, the actual licenses to be served will reside in the computer's
trusted storage area. However, lmgrd requires a license file in order to specify the server's
hostname, port and license daemon. If you are also serving a Xilinx certificate-based license
file, this .lic file will have the necessary information. If you are only serving activation-based
licenses, you will need a basic license file.
To create this:
1. From a command shell containing a path to the Xilinx server tools run lmutil lmhostid
2. Choose one of the host id’s produced by the previous command and create a file,
perhaps called “Xilinx_Server.lic”, which contains the following text:
SERVER <host_name> <host_id> <port>
USE_SERVER
VENDOR xilinxd
3. For port number, the Xilinx default is 2100, although any unique port number can be
used.
4. Save this license file, and use this filename in the -c option of the lmgrd command-line.
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Client Machines Pointing to a Floating License
1. Run the Vivado License Manager (VLM).
2. Click the Manage Xilinx Licenses tab.
3. On the Manage Xilinx Licenses tab, enter the network path to the license server in the
[email protected] format into the XILINXD_LICENSE_FILE field.
4. Click Set. The default Xilinx port number is 2100.
For Linux operating systems, licensing environment variables cannot be set using the
Vivado License Manager (VLM). The environment variable fields are read only, so they are
grayed out and there are no Set buttons. The environment variable must be set using the
appropriate OS shell and commands.
Managing Licenses on the Xilinx Product Licensing
Site
The Xilinx Product Licensing Site tracks the licenses that you have generated. Select the
Manage Licenses tab to see all licenses generated in your product licensing account.
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Use the Manage Licenses page to perform the actions described below.
Exploring and Retrieving Your Existing Licenses
Information regarding the licenses in your product licensing account are displayed in a
split-section view. Click a row in the master view in the top table, to see detailed information
about the licenses in the detail view in the bottom table. The detail view table displays:
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A list of product entitlements enabled by file.
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Comments associated with the file.
The detail view table gives you the ability to:
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Download - If your license or activation fulfillment file does not arrive via email you can
download it here.
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Email - Have the license or activation fulfillment file emailed to you or another user.
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View - Gives you the ability to view the actual license file.
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Delete (Certificate-based Licenses only) - Delete the license file. Once a file is deleted
the entitlement will then become available on the Create New License page and can be
regenerated for another host ID.
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View the end user license agreement (IP only).
Modifying Licenses
Activation-based licenses cannot be modified on the Xilinx Product Licensing Site. To
modify an activation-based license, first use the Return License to Xilinx page in the Vivado
License Manager or create a return request in the appropriate command-line license
manager. Once you return an activation-based license, you’ll see that the entitlement count
on the Xilinx Product Licensing Site’s Create New Licenses tab has been incremented by the
number of seats you have returned. A new activation-based license can now be generated
for a different machine, for the same machine with more seats, different features, or other
changes.
To modify an existing certificated-based license, select the license file in the master view.
You can modify a certificated-based license as follows:
Delete an entire license file and place entitlement back into your account
1. From the Manage Licenses Tab (see Figure 5-9), select the license file you wish to delete.
2. Click the Delete button
located below and to the left of the license file details.
3. Click the Accept button to accept the Affidavit of Destruction.
Note: This will delete all license seats in the entire license file and return the entitlements to your
account.
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Rehost: Change the node-locked or license server host ID for a license file
1. From the Manage Licenses Tab (see Figure 5-9), select the license file you wish to rehost.
2. Click the Modify License button. The Modify License screen appears.
3. Go to System Information.
4. Change or add new Host ID and/or Host Name by using the drop-down list and text entry
boxes respectively.
5. Click the Next button twice and then click Accept to accept the Affidavit of Destruction.
Add additional seats to an existing licensed product entitlement
1. From the Manage Licenses Tab (see Figure 5-9), select the license file to which you wish
to add seats.
2. Click the Modify License button. The Modify License screen appears.
3. Go to Product Selection.
4. For floating licenses, you will be able to change the Requested Seats field and add seats up to
the total number of seats available in your entitlement.
5. Click Next twice. No Affidavit of Destruction is required for adding seats.
Remove seats from an existing licensed product entitlement
1. From the Manage Licenses Tab (see Figure 5-9), select the license file from which you
wish to remove seats.
2. Click the Modify License button. The Modify License screen appears.
3. Go to Product Selection.
4. For floating licenses, you will be able to change the Requested Seats field and reduce the
number of seats that will be authorized by this license file.
5. Click the Next button twice and then click Accept to accept the Affidavit of Destruction.
Add additional product entitlements to a license key file
1. From the Manage Licenses Tab (see Figure 5-9), select the license file to which you wish
to add features/entitlements.
2. Click the Modify License button. The Modify License screen appears.
3. Go to Product Selection.
4. Check boxes of any new entitlements you wish to add to this license file.
5. Click Next twice. No Affidavit of Destruction is required for adding features.
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Delete product entitlements from a license key file
1. From the Manage Licenses Tab (see Figure 5-9), select the license file to which you wish
to delete features/entitlements.
2. Click the Modify License button. The Modify License screen appears.
3. Go to Product Selection.
4. Check boxes of any entitlements you wish to remove from this license file.
5. Click the Next button twice and then click Accept to accept the Affidavit of Destruction.
Modifying a key file uses the same input form as when the license key file was created,
except that additional product entitlements of the same license type (floating or
node-locked) are made available for adding to the license file.
If, during any of the modification steps, you receive a message that you have exceeded your
number of rehost attempts, email [email protected] to request additional rehost options.
Reclaiming Deleted License Components
A product entitlement is deleted when one of the following occurs:
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Changing the license server host for a license key file.
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Removing seats from an existing licensed product entitlement.
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Deleting product entitlements from a license key file.
When you delete seats or remove products from your certificate-based license files, the
entitlement is essentially “put back” or reallocated into your licensing account. You will find
that the number of entitled seats in the Create New Licenses tab of your account is
incremented by the same number of seats you deleted previously from existing license files.
Before the reallocation of entitlement occurs, you must first agree to an Affidavit of
Destruction. This legal agreement is required to ensure the deactivated product
entitlements are no longer being used.
The number of allocation operations is recorded for each user. Administrators are allowed
to reallocate product entitlements five times per major release. End users are allowed to
reallocate product entitlements three times per major release.
What Happens to Your License Key File
Each time a license is generated for a product entitlement, a FLEXnet increment line and
corresponding package line is added to the license key file. When a license key file is
modified to add seats for an existing or new product entitlement, additional increment or
package lines are added to the license key file.
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When a license key file is rehosted or is modified to delete seats or product entitlements,
the corresponding increment lines are regenerated or removed from the modified license
key file.
Legacy Licensing
If you wish to obtain a license for Releases 10.1 or earlier, click the Legacy Licensing tab.
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Figure 5-10:
Legacy Licensing
Then complete the following steps for the respective versions:
10.1 and Prior Versions
1. Select the version you desire. You will be prompted to verify your contact information.
2. Fill out the requested form with the required information to receive your registration
IDs. Your registration ID will be displayed on the screen and emailed for your records.
3. Go to the Xilinx download center, click the Archive link under the Version column on
the left side of the page to select the product you desire.
4. During the download process you are prompted to insert your registration ID to
complete the download process.
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Your Licensing Account
Product Licensing Accounts
When you purchase a design tool edition or IP product from Xilinx, you are purchasing a
license to use and receive updates for that product for one year. The license to use Xilinx
deign tools and IP products is managed through the use of product entitlements. A product
entitlement is the determination of:
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Which product was purchased
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The number of seats purchased
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The license type (certificate or activation-based, floating or node-locked)
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The product subscription period (product updates are provided throughout the year)
In addition to managing the product entitlements for your purchased design tools and IP,
you can also access product entitlements for No Charge or Evaluation products. Full and No
Charge licenses have a subscription period of one year. Design tools evaluations are for 30
days, and IP evaluations are for 120 days.
Generating a license from a product entitlement results in one or more license keys being
generated by the website. When installed, the license keys enable the use of the design tools
and IP that were purchased or are being evaluated. Your product entitlements and resulting
license key f iles are managed in a product licensing account on the X ilinx website.
Product licensing accounts are specif ic to the individual listed on the X ilinx Software
Purchase Order, who is either the end user or administrator of the design tools. All
purchases made can be managed in the same product licensing account if a single
administrator is named. A company site can have multiple accounts managed by different
administrators. The latter is helpful if a site has multiple design teams working on differing
projects with different budget pools.
Note: A license can be generated for a product entitlement that has expired; however, it only
enables product releases up to the subscription end date. Applying a product update made available
after the subscription end date of your license will result in a licensing error the next time the tool is
used.
LogiCORE IP License Generation in the Xilinx Design Tools
Any LogiCORE™ IP and design tools entitlements you have purchased appear in your list of
entitled products when you log into the Product Licensing Site. Currently, all IP entitlements
will generate certificate-based licenses. Licenses for Evaluation and No Charge IP are
available on the site in a separate area. Licenses for all your certificate-based design tools
and IP can now be generated in one pass. They are emailed to you in a single license file.
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User Types and Actions
There are three user types for the Product Licensing Site: customer account administrator,
end user, and no-charge user.
Customer Account Administrator
An example of a typical customer account administrator is a CAD tools manager. Every
product licensing account must have at least one customer account administrator. A
customer account administrator can manage more than one product licensing account.
The responsibilities as the customer account administrator include:
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Generating node-locked or floating licenses for Xilinx design tools and IP products.
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Adding and removing users from the product licensing account.
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Assigning administrative privileges to other users.
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Ordering product DVDs (if desired).
The original customer account administrator is the Ship To contact identified during the
product ordering process. That person receives an email with instructions on how to
download and license each purchased product. The customer account administrator must
follow the link in the email, to ensure access to the purchased products.
End User
Adding end users to a product licensing account allows an engineer or design team
member the flexibility to manage and generate license keys on their own. The end user can
generate license keys for node-locked products entitlements within the account as well as
evaluation and “no charge” license keys for design tools and IP products. A customer
account administrator can also configure the end user account to allow an end user to
generate floating licenses. An end user cannot:
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View or generate floating license keys by default. This privilege can be assigned to
them by the customer account administrator.
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View the license keys generated by other users.
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Add or remove other users to or from the product licensing account.
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No-Charge User
No-Charge users can:
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Generate a 30-day free evaluation license key that enables Vivado System Edition.
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Generate a 30-day free evaluation license that enables Vivado HLS.
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Generate license keys for evaluation and no charge IP products.
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Generate a WebPACK™ tool license that enables WebPACK features in both ISE and
Vivado.
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Request a Xilinx Design Tools DVD package with one of the following shipping options:
°
Free Shipping (2-4 Weeks)
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Standard (2-3 Days)
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Overnight
All user types can download products electronically and request a Xilinx Design Tools DVD.
Note: A customer who is already licensed for a full version of a Xilinx Design Tools product edition
can evaluate other Xilinx Design Tools product editions or IP. These product entitlements are made
available in the same product licensing account.
Changing Xilinx User Account Information
It is important to keep your Xilinx User Account up to date. As you change companies,
addresses or emails might change.
Modifying your Corporate Email Address
1. Go to www.xilinx.com.
2. Click Sign In.
3. Expand Personal Information.
4. Enter your new corporate email address in the Enter new Corporate email address box.
5. Click Save Profile button for changes to take effect.
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Understanding Your Tool and IP Orders
The Orders tab will display information regarding the purchasing orders that created the
entitlements you see in this account.
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Figure 5-11:
Order Information
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Xilinx order numbers are listed on the left panel of the screen.
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Order details populate on the right panel of the screen when you highlight specific
order.
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You might only select one order at a time.
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The order’s shipping address information is visible even when product is delivered
electronically.
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Managing User Access to Product Licensing
Account
The responsibility of administering a product licensing account can be transferred or shared
with another user. The ability to add or remove users from a product licensing account is
managed under the Manage Users tab.
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Figure 5-12:
Manage Users
Adding Users
To add a user to your product licensing account:
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Type in the corporate email address of the new user.
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Check Add as a full administrator, to grant the new user customer account administrative
privileges. Check Allow Floating Licenses, to grant the new user the ability to generate
Floating Licenses, but not have full administrative privileges.
Note: The email address you provide must be the same email address the user supplied or supplies
when creating their Xilinx account. If not, you might not be properly recognized when logging in.
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If added users have already logged into the Product Licensing Site, their name appears in
the user list. If they have never been to the site, the words Not Yet Registered appears in the
space for their name. After they registered, their name is filled in.
In some instances, a customer account administrator might wish to have design team
members administer license key files for their own use. By leaving both Add as full
administrator and Allow Floating Licenses check boxes unchecked, you grant the user the
following restricted privileges:
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User can generate node-locked license keys only.
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User can view and modify only those license key files they generated for themselves.
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User cannot manage users.
If you check Allow Floating Licenses only, the restriction on node-locked keys is lifted, but
the others remain. You cannot check both boxes because it is not allowed. Full
administrators already have floating license generation capability.
Removing Users
To remove administrative or floating license generation privileges from a user, uncheck the
Administrator or Floating check box for that user.
To remove a user from a product licensing account, click the Delete button
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Vivado 2014.2
What’s New
Vivado® Design Suite 2014.2 features new device support across multiple tools, as well as
several tool enhancements.
Device Support
This release introduces the public availability of the Kintex® UltraScale™ devices.
Table 6-1:
Vivado 2014.2 Device Support
Production Level
Vivado 2014.2 Device Support
Production Ready
• Defense Grade Artix ®-7Q:
° XQ7A50T
• Defense Grade Zynq ®-7000 AP Soc:
° XQ7Z045 + RF900 Package
• XA Zynq ®-7000 AP Soc:
° XA7Z030 + FBG484 Package
General Access
• Virtex® UltraScale:
° XCVU065, XCVU080, XCVU095 and XCVU125
Early Access
• Kintex UltraScale SSI devices:
° XCKU100 and XCKU115
• Virtex UltraScale devices:
° XCVU160 and XCVU440
• Contact Xilinx Field Application Engineer for access to these
devices.
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System Generator for DSP
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Improved simulation performance.
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Waveform Viewer conversion times shortened up to 90%.
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Opens System Generator blocks 50% faster.
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Decreased simulation initialization times by up to 80% for models with multiple
FFTs and other complex IP.
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New fast MCode model improves performance of MultAdd by over 90%.
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Updated WinPCap to 4.1.3 for Ethernet Hardware Co-Simulation support in Windows
8.1.
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Better support for Linux with improved library compatibility See Answer Record 59236.
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Blockset Features:
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Reduction operator supported on Logical block when single input is selected.
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Ability to configure LFSR block as maximal length code generator.
Vivado Design Edition Tools
Partial Reconfiguration
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Partial Reconfiguration has extended device support to include the two smallest Artix-7
devices: 7A50T and 7A35T. All 7 series and Zynq SoC devices are now supported.
•
For more information, see the Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Partial Reconfiguration
(UG909) and the Vivado Design Suite Tutorial: Partial Reconfiguration (UG947).
Tandem Configuration for Xilinx PCIe IP
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Support for the Zynq SoC 7Z100 device has been added.
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For more information, see the PCI Express IP Product Guides – PG054 for Gen2 PCIe IP
or PG023 for Gen3 PCIe IP.
Vivado IP Flows
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Multiple stability improvements.
Vivado IP Integrator
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A number of DRCs that were run during generation have been moved into the
validate_bd_design step to catch these issues earlier in the flow.
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Multiple stability improvements.
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Vivado Physical Implementation Tools
•
To improve runtime, the default behavior of placer and router timing summary has
changed. In 2013.4, both the placer and router reported a timing summary in the log
with WNS based on signoff timing from the static timing engine. Beginning with the
2014.2 release, the placer and router no longer report signoff timing by default. You
must ensure that report_timing_summary is run after route_design to generate
the signoff timing results.
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Specific Improvements:
°
°
The placer reports an estimated timing summary.
The router reports a timing summary with estimated WNS which might be more
pessimistic than actual timing. So it is possible for the router WNS to be negative
while the actual WNS is positive. You must check the actual signoff timing using
report_timing_summary.
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If the router reports estimated WNS that is negative, the message is a warning, not
a critical warning.
°
To restore 2013.4 and prior command behavior (signoff WNS reported) you can
specify the -timing_summary option for place_design and route_design.
°
Implementation runs in Vivado projects should see little impact due to these
changes because the timing summary report is still generated after routing. The
report_timing_summary command generates a critical warning message if
signoff timing is violated.
Static Timing Analysis
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25% runtime improvement for report_timing_summary and check_timing.
SDK
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Create Bootgen command now includes edit mode.
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WebTalk is now integrated in the Vivado Design Suite plus the SDK package,
standalone SDK will be supported by WebTalk in a future release.
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SDK includes support for new hardware handoff file (*.hdf) as well as the existing
XML format.
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New format to support Linux application creation through the sysroot of the Linux file
system, and an option to provide a selected tool chain.
•
See the 2014.2 Help Contents for more information on What’s new in SDK at:
http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2014_2/SDK_Doc/ind
ex.html.
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Important Information
Windows XP Support
For Vivado 2014.2, Windows XP is supported. However, beginning with the Vivado 2014.3
release, Windows XP will no longer be supported. This is due, in large part, to Microsoft’s
termination of Windows XP support on April 8, 2014.
Vivado Design Suite Documentation Update
In the 2014.2 Vivado Design Suite Documentation release not all documentation will be
available at first customer ship. Use the Update Catalog button in DocNav to stay
up-to-date with the 2014.2 documentation suite.
IP Known Issues and Change List
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For Xilinx IP known issues, see the IP Release Notes Guide (XTP025) [Ref 7].
•
For a detailed change list of Xilinx IP Cores in 2014.2, see Answer Record 59464.
Known Issues
Vivado® Design Suite Tools Known Issues can be found at Answer Record 59464
Vivado 2014.1
What’s New
Vivado® Design Suite 2014.1 increases your productivity with faster runtimes, improved
quality of results, automation of the UltraFast Design Methodology, and hardware
acceleration of OpenCL kernels through Vivado High-Level Synthesis (HLS).
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Device Support
This release introduces the public availability of the Kintex® UltraScale™ devices.
Table 6-2:
Vivado 2014.1 Device Support
Production Level
Vivado 2014.1 Device Support
Production Ready
• Artix ®-7:
° XC7A35T and XC7A50T
• XA Artix ®-7:
° XA7A50T, XA7A35T, and XA7A75T
• Zynq ®-7000 AP Soc:
• XC7Z015
General Access
• Kintex® UltraScale:
° XCKU035, XCKU040, XCKU060, and XCKU075
Early Access
• Kintex UltraScale SSI devices:
° XCKU100 and XCKU115
• Virtex UltraScale devices:
° XCVU065, XCVU080, XCVU095, XCVU125, and XCVU160
• Contact a Xilinx Field Application Engineer for access to these devices.
Xilinx Tcl Store
Xilinx is taking another large step forward in designer productivity by hosting an
open-source repository for sharing Tool Command Language (Tcl) scripts. The Xilinx Tcl
Store makes it easy to find and share Tcl scripts contributed by the development
community. With the power of Tcl, these scripts extend the core functionality of the Vivado
Design Suite, further enhancing productivity and ease of use. All of the Tcl code published
in the repository is free and redistributable under a BSD based open source license model.
The Xilinx Tcl store is accessed directly from the Vivado Integrated Design Environment
(IDE), the Tcl Store enables users to select and install collections of Tcl scripts called apps
directly from within the tool. After installed, these apps appear like built-in Vivado
commands, right down to the help infrastructure. Vivado supports different versions of
apps using standard package facilities of Tcl, so if a newer version is released you can
choose to upgrade with a single mouse click.
The Xilinx Tcl Store is intended to make it easier to find and use well-crafted Tcl scripts
developed and supported by the user community, much like Linux. Tcl scripting is a little
more advanced than selecting IDE buttons. However, it is easy to learn. Documentation and
user guides provide details on specific commands from the Tcl API and can be found on
www.xilinx.com/support.
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Licensing
For new purchases of the Vivado Licenses beginning in 2014.1, Vivado Licenses use an
activation-based licensing scheme. Activation-based licensing offers robust security and
return features, as well as pave the way for future licensing enhancements. See Obtaining
and Managing a License chapter for more detailed licensing information.
Project Infrastructure
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Improved revision control support by allowing a standalone project .xpr file that was
checked into source control to recreate the project.
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Improved constraint management of xdc files – so that constraints such as physical and
configuration constraints will not make synthesis runs go out of date.
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Added regular expression support for message suppression Tcl commands.
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Discontinued support for Xilinx Platform Studio (XPS) integration with Vivado.
Vivado System Edition Products
Vivado High-Level Synthesis
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Enhanced support for AXI4, master and slave Lite interface can now be specified
directly using the INTERFACE directive.
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QoR (quality of results) improvements with automatic loop pipelining and
associative-math operations for floating-point calculations.
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New linear algebra library for matrix operations.
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Reduced disk space requirements for C/RTL cosimulation.
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Vivado® simulator is now default for C/RTL cosimulation.
System Generator for DSP
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Enhanced functionality with support for multiple clocks and asynchronous clock
domain crossing.
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Faster analysis with cross-probing between MATLAB® variables and the Wavescope
signal viewer.
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Improved Hardware cosimulation capabilities with Ethernet point-to-point support for
VC707 and KC705 boards.
•
Support for MATLAB 2014.a.
°
See Answer Record 59236 for important installation information.
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Partial Reconfiguration
•
Partial Reconfiguration has extended device support to include the following:
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All Virtex ®-7 HT devices (7VH870T and 7VX580T)
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All Zynq ® SoC devices (adding the 7Z100 and 7Z015)
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Three Artix ®-7 devices (7A200T, 7A100T and 7A75T)
•
Native encryption support for partial bit files is now available.
•
Floorplanning capabilities have been enhanced to automatically consider partial
reconfiguration design rules. Pblocks can be set to snap to legal reconfigurable
boundaries by setting the SNAPPING_MODE property.
•
For more information, see the Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Partial Reconfiguration
(UG909) and the Vivado Design Suite Tutorial: Partial Reconfiguration (UG947).
Tandem Configuration for Xilinx PCIe IP
Tandem Configuration is the Xilinx solution for fast configuration of PCIe® designs to meet
enumeration needs within open PCIe systems. New features in 2014.1 include:
•
•
Support for Zynq SoC devices
°
Tandem PROM is the only supported variant
°
7Z045 and 7Z030 devices supported
Four additional devices have moved to production status
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7K420T
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7VX330T
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7VX415T
°
7VX980T
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The Tandem Configuration IP core has been included within the IP Integrator. This core,
which is specifically the AXI streaming variant, can be added to a design within IP
integrator.
•
For more information, see the PCI ® Express IP Product Guides – PG054 for Gen2 PCIe IP,
or PG023 for Gen3 PCIe IP.
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Integrated Design Environment (IDE)
•
Redesigned Getting Started Page.
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Direct access to recent projects and checkpoints.
°
Added links to Open Hardware Manager and Xilinx Tcl Store.
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Timing Constraints wizard: An automated tool that guides users to create timing
constraints for clocks, I/O and clock domain crossing constraints.
•
Integrated support for submitting runs to load sharing server management software
using LSF (linux only).
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Schematic magnify function shows bit level details of bus connections.
•
Simplified the icons in hierarchial sources view (HSV) to improve clarity of source types.
•
New updatemem command for block RAM initialization for UltraScale MicroBlaze™
based designs.
Vivado IP Flows
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LSF Support on Linux:
°
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For improved run time, Linux users can now leverage LSF (Load Sharing Facility) to
execute multiple Out Of Context (OOC) runs in parallel on multiple machines
Create and Package IP Flows:
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Simplified IP packager summary
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Automated generation of IP customization TCL
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Duplicate IP detection in the IP catalog
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Unified display of ports and interfaces
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Enhanced Parameter Handling
°
°
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Clear differentiation of Visible versus Hidden parameters
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Ability to create customization only parameters
IP Customization
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Presentation and layout control
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Page naming support
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Explicit control of widgets
Create Peripheral wizard
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Interrupt support added
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Improved BFM demonstration design
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Added JTAG2AXI based demonstration design
Vivado IP Integrator
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New “Signals” tab allows drag and drop connection, visualization and management of
clock and reset domains in a design.
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Groups of clocks and/or resets can be connected at one time
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Enables easier visualization of designs with multiple clock domains
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New automated board interface tab allowing quick connection to interfaces available
on supported development boards.
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Remote locations are now supported when creating and managing a BD source.
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Designer Assistance now provides an option for users to specify a clock domain instead
of assuming a default domain.
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During an IP upgrade, IP Integrator now knows when IP port/interface names have
changed and will automatically connect changed port/interface names instead of
issuing a critical warning as in Vivado 2013.4.
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In 2014.1, the Concat IP block was upgraded from V1.0 to V2.0.
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Version 1.0 of the xlconcat block reverses the order from input to output
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Version 2.0 preserves the order of input signals on the output
Note: Upgrading from V1.0 to V2.0 will re-wire input connections to preserve the overall the
signal order on the output
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Connected pins on symbols can be hidden to simplify a diagram. The options is
available on the “Layers” tab of “Block Design Options”.
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Designer Assistance now automatically creates unique Processor System Reset blocks
for each clock domain to ensure the reset is synchronized to the clock.
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Multiple blocks have new symbols in IP Integrator to make the diagrams easier to
understand.
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Access is now available to clock multiply and divide values for various PLLs in the
Zynq® PS providing better control and flexibility for users
Vivado Physical Implementation Tools
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Performance and Run Time improvements.
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Average 5% better Fmax across all device families.
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Average 25% faster overall Implementation run time compared to 2013.4.
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Placer and router multithreading now can use up to 8 CPUs.
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Average 2.5% better Fmax on 7 Series FPGAs SSIT devices.
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Physical Optimization (phys_opt_design) can now be run after routing for 7 series FPGA
device targets for "last-mile" timing closure. See Vivado Design Suite User Guide:
Implementation (UG904) for more details.
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Three new Implementation Strategies added:
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Performance_ExplorePostRoutePhysOpt (adds Post-Route phys_opt_design to
Performance_Explore).
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Flow_RunPostRoutePhysOpt (adds Post-Route phys_opt_design to
FlowRunPhysOpt).
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Performance_Retiming (more aggressive replication and retiming).
Note: Placer directives are currently not supported for UltraScale.
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The route_design -re_entrant options to enable and disable interactive routing have
been deprecated. The mode of operation, either normal or interactive is handled
automatically by the router.
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New reporting command report_ram_utilization to report details of logical resources
used to implement memory arrays.
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LUTs paired using LUTNM, HLUTNM, and SOFT_HLUTNM can be uncombined after
synthesis.
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opt_design: New directive NoBramPowerOpt for skipping block RAM Power
optimization during opt_design.
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To improve run time, the default behavior of placer and router timing summary has
changed. In 2013.4, both the placer and router reported a timing summary with WNS in
the log. In 2014, the report_timing_summary command reports the timing summary
message for projects. The message is still a critical warning when timing is not met.
°
°
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The placer reports a timing summary based on its internal timing estimates rather
than calling the static timing engine.
The router also reports a timing summary based on its internal timing estimates
which might be more pessimistic than actual timing. So it is possible for the router
WNS to be negative while the actual WNS is positive. You must check the actual
timing using report_timing or report_timing_summary.
To restore 2013.4 command behavior where the static timing engine is used for
reporting the timing summary, you must specify the -timing_summary option for
place_design and route_design.
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Static Timing Analysis
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Timing Constraints wizard: An automated tool that guides users to create timing
constraints for clocks, I/O and CDC.
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Enhancements:
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check_timing: Issues classified as high, medium and info only for ease of use to
enable you to focus on fixing only high and medium issues.
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Three new Timing DRC’s added.
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Detecting combinatorial loops.
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Detecting overridden set_max_delay -datapath_only constraints.
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Detecting invalid generated clock waveform on gigabit transceiver (GT).
A new option ‘-summary’ has been added to report_exceptions command that will
generate a table with the total of exceptions and the total number of endpoints
covered for setup, hold and minimum pulse width checks.
RTL Synthesis
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Enhanced safe state implementation for finite state machines with both error detection
and correction (using Hamming encoding)
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Support for asymmetric read and write port bit width RAM inference (can be mapped
onto multiple blocks)
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Quality of results improvements with area optimization taking into account levels of
logic, new XOR, ternary adders and large equality comparator optimizations
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DSP inference improvements with support for substracter in pre-adder to enable
complex multiplier inference
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Inferred XORs can be mapped onto UltraScale DSP48 blocks
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New global options max_bram and max_dsp to control number of block inferred
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New clock_buffer_type and io_buffer_type attributes
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New methodology DRCs message
Vivado Debug
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ILA core QoR improvements: Basic and advanced triggering supports 300+ MHz
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Multiple windows in waveform
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Repetitive triggering
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Trigger state machine syntax check
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Reduced run time for debug cores
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Analog data display for System Monitor
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Ease of Use Improvements
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Clock divider control for debug hub
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Improved create debug core wizard
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Create debug wizard in Flow Nav
Vivado Programmer
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Flash creation and indirect programming capabilities
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1.7x faster SPI programming compared to iMPACT
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1.9x faster BPI programming compared to iMPACT
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New Tcl command (calc_config_time) to estimate configuration time
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Remote hardware server standalone installation
SDK
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The Target Connection Feature is implemented for any connections to the board. This
includes the following additional changes:
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The Configure JTAG Settings feature is deprecated.
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All features such as Program FPGA and Debug Launch now include the Target
Connection.
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The SDK log is now visible in the main interface.
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A new Performance Analysis feature is implemented. You can use this to display ARM ®
performance and AXI performance in both tabular and visual modes.
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New Regenerate BSP Sources feature allows you to regenerate the BSP on demand.
Previously the BSP was automatically generated; now you can choose to regenerate it.
Important Information
Updates to Existing IP
Table 6-3, page 77 lists current Existing IP Updates for the 2014.1 release.
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Existing IP Updates
Existing IP
Existing IP Updates
10G Ethernet MAC
• Added Priority Flow Control(PFC)
• Reduced CRC Latency
• Added UltraScale Kintex® device support
AXI 10G Ethernet MAC
• Added Priority Flow Control(PFC)
• Reduced CRC latency
• Added 1588 hardware timestamping transparent clock support
Tri-mode Ethernet MAC
• Added Priority Flow Control(PFC)
• Added UltraScale Kintex® device support
1000BASE-X/SGMII
• Added UltraScale Kintex® device support
AXI Ethernet
• Added 1588 hardware timestamping transparent clock support
• Added UltraScale Kintex® device support
PCI Express
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Aurora
• UltraScale Kintex support
• IP integrator support
UltraScale Kintex public access
All widths/speeds supported
Root Port enabled
IP integrator support
Vivado Design Suite Documentation Update
In the 2014.1 Vivado Design Suite Documentation release not all documentation will be
available at first customer ship. These documents will be available in the first few weeks
after the release. Use the Update Catalog button in DocNav to stay up-to-date with the
2014.1 documentation suite.
IP Known Issues and Change List
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For Xilinx IP known issues, see the IP Release Notes Guide (XTP025) [Ref 7].
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For a detailed change list of Xilinx IP Cores in 2014.1, see Answer Record 59464.
Known Issues
Vivado® Design Suite Tools Known Issues can be found at Answer Record 55120
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Appendix A
Additional Resources and Legal Notices
Xilinx Resources
For support resources such as Answers, Documentation, Downloads, and Forums, see Xilinx
Support.
Solution Centers
See the Xilinx Solution Centers for support on devices, software tools, and intellectual
property at all stages of the design cycle. Topics include design assistance, advisories, and
troubleshooting tips.
Xilinx Documentation Navigator
You can view Xilinx tool and hardware documentation in the Xilinx Documentation
Navigator or on the Xilinx website. The Documentation Navigator is integrated with the
Vivado® Design Suite and it provides a catalog of Xilinx documentation and videos.
For more information about the Documentation Navigator, see the Vivado Design Suite User
Guide: Getting Started (UG910).
Licenses and End User License Agreements
The third-party licenses govern the use of certain third-party technology included in and/or
distributed in connection with the Xilinx design tools. Each license applies only to the
applicable technology expressly governed by such license and not to any other technology.
You must accept the terms of the End User License Agreements (EULAs) for Xilinx design
tools and third-party products before license files can be generated.
To view the third-party license details and EULA, see
http://www.xilinx.com/cgi-bin/docs/rdoc?v=2014.2;d=ug763_tplg.pdf.
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Appendix A: Additional Resources and Legal Notices
To view the Xilinx design tools license details and EULA, see
http://www.xilinx.com/cgi-bin/docs/rdoc?v=2014.2;d=end-user-license-agreement.pdf.
References
1. UltraFast Embedded Design Methodology Guide (UG1046)
2. Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Logic Simulation (UG900)
3. Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Partial Reconfiguration (UG909)
4. Vivado Design Suite Tutorial: Partial Reconfiguration (UG947)
5. Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Hierarchical Design (UG905)
6. Vivado Design Suite Tutorial: Hierarchical Design (UG946)
7. IP Release Notes Guide (XTP025)
8. USB Cable Installation Guide (UG344)
9. Platform Cable USB II Data Sheet (DS593)
10. Parallel Cable IV Data Sheet (DS097)
11. Xilinx Download Center (http://www.xilinx.com/support/download/index.htm)
12. Xilinx Design Tools WebTalk page (http://www.origin.xilinx.com/ise/webtalk/)
13. Vivado Design Suite Video Tutorials (www.xilinx.com/training/vivado/index.htm)
14. Vivado Design Suite Documentation
(www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/dt_vivado2014-2.htm)
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