Designing FPGAs Using the Vivado Design Suite 2


Course Description

Learn how to build a more effective FPGA design:
The focus is on:
▪ Using synchronous design techniques
▪ Utilizing the Vivado® IP integrator to create a sub-system
▪ Employing proper HDL coding techniques to improve design performance
▪ Debugging a design with multiple clock domains
This course builds on the concepts from the Designing FPGAs Using the Vivado Design Suite 1 course.
What's New for 2020.1
▪ UltraFast Design Methodology – Design Creation: Auto-pipelining considerations
▪ Designing with the IP Integrator: Additional description of IPI features

Level: FPGA 2

Course Duration: 2 days
Price: $1600 or 16 Xilinx Training Credits
Course Part Number: FPGA-VDES2
Who Should Attend?:Digital designers who have a working knowledge of HDL (VHDL or Verilog) and who are new to Xilinx FPGAs.
Registration: Register online in our secure store


  • Designing FPGA's Using the Vivado Design Suite 1 course
  • Working HDL knowledge (VHDL or Verilog)
  • Digital design experience

Optional Videos

  • Basic HDL Coding Techniques*

Software Tools 

  • Vivado System Edition 2020.1


  • Architecture: UltraScale™ family**
  • Demo board (optional): Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC ZCU104 board**

** This course focuses on the UltraScale architecture. Check with your local Authorized Training Provider for the specifics of the in-class lab
board or other customizations.

After completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:
▪ Identify synchronous design techniques
▪ Build resets into your system for optimum reliability and design speed
▪ Create a Tcl script to create a project, add sources, and implement a design
▪ Describe and use the clock resources in a design
▪ Create and package your own IP and add to the Vivado IP catalog to reuse
▪ Use the Vivado IP integrator to create a block design
▪ Apply timing exception constraints in a design as part of the Baselining procedure to fine tune the design
▪ Describe how power analysis and optimization is performed
▪ Describe the HDL instantiation flow of the Vivado logic analyzer

 Course Outline 2020.1

Day 1

UltraFast Design Methodology: Design Creation
Overview of the methodology guidelines covered in this course. {Lecture}
Synchronous Design Techniques
Introduces synchronous design techniques used in an FPGA design. {Lecture}
Investigates the impact of using asynchronous resets in a design. {Lecture, Lab}
Register Duplication
Use register duplication to reduce high fanout nets in a design. {Lecture}
▪ Scripting in Vivado Design Suite Project Mode

Explains how to write Tcl commands in the project-based flow for a design. {Lecture, Lab}
▪ Clocking Resources
Describes various clock resources, clocking layout, and routing in a design. {Lectures, Lab}
▪ I/O Logic Resources
Overview of I/O resources and the IOB property for timing closure. {Lectures}
▪ Creating and Packaging Custom IP
Create your own IP and package and include it in the Vivado IP catalog. {Lecture, Lab}

Day 2

▪ Using an IP Container
Use a core container file as a single file representation for an IP. {Lecture, Demo}
▪ Designing with the IP Integrator
Use the Vivado IP integrator to create the uart_led subsystem. {Lecture, Demo, Lab, Case Study}
▪ Timing Constraints Editor
Introduces the timing constraints editor tool to create timing constraints. {Lecture}
▪ Report Clock Networks
Use report clock networks to view the primary and generated clocks in a design. {Lecture, Demo}
▪ Timing Summary Report
Use the post-implementation timing summary report to sign-off criteria for timing closure. {Lecture, Demo}
▪ Clock Group Constraints
Apply clock group constraints for asynchronous clock domains. {Lecture, Demo}
▪ Introduction to Timing Exceptions
Introduces timing exception constraints and applying them to fine tune design timing. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}
▪ Power Analysis and Optimization Using the Vivado Design Suite
Use report power commands to estimate power consumption. {Lecture, Lab}
▪ Configuration Process
Understand the FPGA configuration process, such as device power up, CRC check, etc. {Lecture}
▪ HDL Instantiation Debug Probing Flow
Covers the HDL instantiation flow to create and instantiate a VIO core and observe its behavior using the Vivado logic analyzer. {Lecture, Lab}
▪ Design Analysis Using Tcl Commands
Analyze a design using Tcl commands. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}

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Scheduled FPGA Courses

Private Onsite
September 22 - September 25: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
* v2016.1 This course provides a through introduction to the Vivado High-Level Synthesis (HLS)...

C-Based Design: High-Level synthesis with the Vivado HLx Tool
October 08 - October 09: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
v2018.2 This course provides a through introduction to the Vivado High-Level Synthesis (HLS) tool....

C-Based Design: High-Level synthesis with the Vivado HLx Tool
November 30 - December 01: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
v2018.2 This course provides a through introduction to the Vivado High-Level Synthesis (HLS) tool....

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