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AR# 39326

System Monitor/XADC Design Assistant - What documentation should I review to help understand the System Monitor/XADC features and specifications?


What Xilinx documentation should I review to help me understand the System Monitor/XADC specifications and features?

NOTE: This Answer Record is a part of the Xilinx System Monitor and XADC Solution Center (Xilinx Answer 39323). The Xilinx System Monitor and XADC Solution Center is available to address all questions related to System Monitor and XADC. Whether you are starting a new design with Virtex-6 FPGA or troubleshooting a problem, use the System Monitor and XADC Solution Center to guide you to the right information.


Thefollowing documents are available:

  • Family Overview
  • FPGA Data Sheet: DC and Switching Characteristics
  • Errata
  • User Guides
  • Wizard Data Sheet
  • Wizard Getting Started Guide

The Family Overview contains a high level overview to assist in product selection.

The System Monitor and XADC User Guides are detailed in-depth documents covering usage details; including a chapter on how to set-up the ADC in your design, and anapplications section that covers hardware requirements and how to layout your board. There are also chapters covering Calibration and Timing for the inquisitive user.

Use the FPGA Data Sheet to review theDC and Switching Characteristic specifications for the System Monitor and XADC. Specifications include the limits for analog inputs and performance of the ADC.

Review the Errata to determine if the device you are considering has any exceptions to data sheet specifications.

Review the Wizard Data Sheet to assist in using the Wizard to Setup your System Monitor or XADC.

Review the Wizard Getting Started Guide for an introduction to setting up the Wizard.

The Virtex-6 FPGA Documentation Center contains all Virtex-6 FPGA related documentation:

The Virtex-5 FPGA Documentation Center contains all Virtex-5 FPGA related documentation:

The Wizard Documentation page contains the Wizard Data sheet and User Guide:

Linked Answer Records

Associated Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
39328 System Monitor/XADC Design Assistant - Getting Started with the Software N/A N/A
39327 Xilinx System Monitor/XADC Solution Center - Design Assistant N/A N/A
AR# 39326
Date Created 03/02/2011
Last Updated 03/06/2013
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Virtex-5 FXT
  • Virtex-5 LX
  • Virtex-5 LXT
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  • Virtex-5 TXT
  • Virtex-5Q
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