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AR# 33016

Spartan-6 FPGA Clocking - DCM de-skew calculations incorrect

Description

The Spartan-6 FPGA DCM default de-skew settings are incorrect in ISE 11.2 software. This issue is fixed in ISE 11.3 and later software.

Solution

In the ISE 11.2 software, the default de-skew setting for the DCM is incorrectly set. The tools default to a setting of "9" for the de-skew value when the actual value should be "0". This will result in added skew to your output clock when compared to your input reference clock.

To correct the issue, you can manually set the DCM de-skew value to "0". To do this, you must enter the FPGA Editor tool, locate the DCM, change to "Edit Mode", and check the "0" box.

This issue is fixed in ISE 11.3 and later software.
AR# 33016
Date Created 06/22/2009
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
Devices
  • Spartan-6 LX
  • Spartan-6 LXT
Tools
  • ISE Design Suite - 11.2
IP
  • Digital Clock Manager (DCM) Module