using Xilinx design tools. Place and route the design with ILA cores. Download bit-stream on to FPGA and analyze the signals using chipscope. Xilinx ChipScope ICON/VIO/ILA Tutorial. The Xilinx ChipScope tools package has several modules that you can add to your Verilog design to. If you are new to FPGAs, one aspect of the development flow you may not have considered is how you will go about debugging your design.

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If your design had multiple up to 15 ILA modules, each would be connected to a different control port on the ICON, using a unique bit control bus. Now we will include some ChipScope modules in the counter example in order chipwcope allow us to do run-time debugging of the internal signals ilq the FPGA. Under Trig0, choose a trigger width of This tutorial builds on the simple counter project, described in the Getting Started tutorial.

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Match units allow you to create different trigger vectors so that you can trigger on a sequence of different vectors: Logic analyzers are, of course, still employed today. See Xilinx Answer Recordwhich recommends the following workarounds: Also, ChipScope cannot sample as quickly as an external logic analyzer. Make sure Virtex II is selected as the device family. ChipScope Analyzer also provides the interface for setting the trigger criteria for the ChipScope cores, and for displaying the waveforms recorded by those cores.

During the “Translate” portion of the design compilation process, the.

The big downside with this approach comes in designs that are already utilizing most of the devices programmable resources, because this will limit any logic analyzer implementations.


Name the new bus count.

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Using ChipScope ILA

One big advantage of these in-chip logic analyzers is that they offer the ability to capture the values on wide internal busses and store these chipscppe in internal RAM. One solution to this problem — a solution that has seen great advances over the last few years — has been the development of in-chip logic analyzers for use with FPGAs.

At the end of the labkit. In the Trigger Setup window, highlight the last eight “X”s of the value field. A dialog box will appear that lets you create the necessary hardware modules for your FPGA. To group analyzer channels into a bus, expand the “Data Port” item in the window pane labeled “Signals: This allows you to ia different groups to choose from when you do your triggering at run-time. Choose for data depth. The trig0 port on the ILA should be connected to the signals that you wish to probe with the ChipScope analyzer.

ChipScope Integrated Logic Analyzer (ILA)

When the download completes, the LEDs on the labkit should start counting. Using virtual logic analyzers may remove the need for test headers.

This is the window length for your ILA. This file also provides a dummy “black-box” definition of the core. The complete design is then recompiled. The waveform window will display the captured waveforms. Generally, ChipScope sampling rate will be the same as the design’s clock frequency. Click on the “T! As with the ICON core, the output netlist should be generated in your project directory, and the device family should be set to Virtex II.


Type eight zeros, and then return. Watch the progress indicator in the lower-right corner of the ChipScope window. You have now generated all the necessary ChipScope hardware blocks, and are ready to include them in the existing counter design. Having configured the target device, you can then connect to the target over JTAG using the ChipScope Analyzer tool and trigger on the waveform of interest as illustrated in the screenshot below.

For example if your Trigger Width is 20, change it to Change the trigger width to a number that, when divided by eight, does not leave a remainder of 1, 2, 3, or 4. Click “Select New File” in the dialog that appears, and then select the labkit.

And one further problem is that, inevitability, the logic analyzer you are using will also be required by one or more other project teams, which means you all have chupscope agree on how you will allocate the analyzer resources. Click the play button in the ChipScope toolbar to arm the analyzer, and wait for a trigger event. Indeed, I am working on one such project at the time of this writing. The black-box definitions will look like this module icon control0 ; output [ One of the tools we would have employed would be a logic analyzer.

Example Verilog code showing how to instantiate the ILA core, and a dummy “black-box” definition of the core.