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AR# 46359

FIFO Generator - Built-In FIFO is not supported in Spartan architectures, only in Virtex architectures


When using Spartan-6 architectures, it is not possible to use Built-In FIFO implementation in the FIFO Generator GUI.

The feature is grayed out.

This option is available for all Virtex families but not for Spartan-6, why is this the case?


This is because Spartan-6 does not have a built-in FIFO primitive. 

It is only available on Virtex-4, Virtex-5 and Virtex-6.

This information is contained in the Datasheet for the core.

AR# 46359
Date Created 02/15/2012
Last Updated 09/10/2014
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Spartan-6 LX
  • Spartan-6 LXT
  • Spartan-6Q
  • FIFO Generator