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AR# 17859

6.1i ISE - Synthesizing QVirtex and QRVirtex with Synplicity leads to "Error - Device family not recognized: 'QVIRTEX'"

Description

Keywords: QPro, QVirtex, QRVirtex, RAD-Hard, radiation, Synplicity, Pro, synthesis, Device Part not found, Military, Hi-Rel

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
When I synthesize a QVirtex or QRVirtex design in Project Navigator using Synplicity\Pro 7.x, error messages similar to the following are reported:

"Error: Device family not recognized: 'QVIRTEX'
Error: Device Part not found: 'xqv1000'"

At line 17 while processing "c:\test\myproj\mydesign.prj":

"Error: Project load failed.
exit status=2

Process "Synthesize" did not complete.

Done: failed with exit code: 0001."

Solution

The QVirtex and QRVirtex devices were added to the ISE for all synthesis vendors; however, Synplify Pro and Synplify do not yet support QVirtex or QRVirtex.

To use Synplify synthesis for QVirtex or QRVirtex devices, use the following mapping to standard Virtex devices:

Virtex QPro.......................Virtex Equivalent Part for synthesis and place-and-route
XQVR300CB228................v300CB228
XQVR600CB228................v600CB228
XQVR1000CG560...............v1000CG560

XQV100BG256................v100BG256
XQV100CB228................v100CB228
XQV100PQ240................v100PQ240
XQV300CB228................v300CB228
XQV300BG432................v300BG432
XQV300PQ240................v300PQ240
XQV600CB228................v600CB228
XQV600BG432................v600BG432
XQV600PQ240................v600PQ240
XQV1000CG560..............v1000CG560
XQV1000BG560..............v1000BG560

Only a -4 speed is grade available in radiation-hardened parts, so be sure to choose -4 when targeting the devices above.

The QPro Virtex 2.5V Radiation-Hardened FPGAs data sheet is available at:
http://www.xilinx.com/xlnx/xweb/xil_publications_display.jsp?category=/Data+Sheets/Other+Products
AR# 17859
Date Created 08/22/2003
Last Updated 03/19/2006
Status Archive
Type General Article