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Xilinx Simulation Solution Center

The Simulation Solution Center is available to address all questions related to simulation. Whether you are starting a new design with Vivado Simulator or troubleshooting a problem in simulation, use the Simulation solution center to guide you to the right information.

Design Assistant

Xilinx Simulation Solution Center - Design Assistant

The Design Assistant will walk you through the recommended design flow for Simulation while debugging commonly encountered issues. The Design Assistant will not only provide useful design and troubleshoot information but also point you to the exact documentation you need to read to help you design efficiently with Vivado and other supported third party simulators.

Note: This article is part of Xilinx Simulation Solution Center Xilinx Answer 58795. The Xilinx Simulation Solution Center is available to address all questions related to Simulation. Whether you are starting a new design with Vivado Simulator or troubleshooting a problem with a supported third party simulator, use the Xilinx Simulation Solution Center to guide you to the right information.
Please select the appropriate category from the below list to narrow down your search. This will ensure the Simulation Design Assistant points you to the information you need to continually move forward with your design.

Vivado Simulation Flow Xilinx Answer 58799
This section describes issues related to Xilinx Vivado Simulator - Behavioral Simulation, Functional Simulation, Timing Simulation, Waveform Database issues etc.
 
Language Support - Xilinx Answer 58881
This section describes issues related to Simulation Language Option, RTL-VHDL/Verilog/System-Verilog and Mixed-Language usage etc.
 
Simulation LibrariesXilinx Answer 58801
This section describes issues related to Xilinx Simulation Libraries - Unisim, Simprim, Xilinxcorelib, Unifast, Unimacro & SecureIP, Library Compilation (compile_simlib), System Level Simulation etc.
 
Simulate with third party simulators - Xilinx Answer 58800
This section describes issues related to Xilinx Supported Third Party Tools - Modelsim/Questasim, Cadence IES, Synopsys VCS/VCS-MX and Aldec Riviera Pro/Active HDL
 
IP Simulation - Xilinx Answer 58884
This section describes issues related to IP Simulation Models, Get Simulation files, Common errors/issues while performing IP simulation etc.
 
TCL simulation commands - Xilinx Answer 58885
This section describes issues related to various TCL commands which can be used in conjunction with Vivado Simulator like VCD commands, SAIF commands, Force signals, Breakpoints etc.


Documentation

Xilinx Simulation Solution Center - Documentation

Please refer to the following documentation when using Vivado Simulator.

Note: This article is part of the Xilinx Vivado Simulator Solution Center (Xilinx Answer 58795)

The Xilinx Vivado Simulator Solution Center is available to address all questions related to Vivado Simulator. Whether you are starting a new design with Vivado Simulator or troubleshooting a problem, use the Xilinx Vivado Simulator Solution Center to guide you to the right information.


Videos (Highly Recommended):


Logic Simulation

http://www.xilinx.com/video/hardware/logic-simulation.html

Using Vivado Logic Simulator with Multiple Sim sets

http://www.xilinx.com/video/hardware/using-vivado-logic-simulator-for-multiple-sim-sets.html

Simulating with Cadence IES in Vivado

http://www.xilinx.com/video/hardware/simulating-with-cadence-ies-in-vivado.html

Simulating with Synopsys VCS in Vivado

http://www.xilinx.com/video/hardware/simulating-with-synopsys-vcs-in-vivado.html

Simulating Zynq BFM design using Synopsys VCS in Vivado

http://www.xilinx.com/video/hardware/simulating-zynq-bfm-synopsys-vcs-vivado.html

Simulating MicroBlaze design using Synopsys VCS in Vivado

http://www.xilinx.com/video/hardware/simulating-microblaze-synopsys-vcs-vivado.html


User Guides:


2015.4 Vivado Simulator User Guide (UG900)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2015_4/ug900-vivado-logic-simulation.pdf

2015.3 Vivado Simulator User Guide (UG900)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2015_3/ug900-vivado-logic-simulation.pdf

2015.2 Vivado Simulator User Guide (UG900)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2015_2/ug900-vivado-logic-simulation.pdf

2015.1 Vivado Simulator User Guide (UG900)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2015_1/ug900-vivado-logic-simulation.pdf

2014.4 Vivado Simulator User Guide (UG900)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2014_4/ug900-vivado-logic-simulation.pdf

2014.3 Vivado Simulator User Guide (UG900)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2014_3/ug900-vivado-logic-simulation.pdf

2014.2 Vivado Simulator User Guide (UG900)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2014_2/ug900-vivado-logic-simulation.pdf

2014.1 Vivado Simulator User Guide (UG900)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2014_1/ug900-vivado-logic-simulation.pdf

2013.4 Vivado Simulator User Guide (UG900)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2013_4/ug900-vivado-logic-simulation.pdf

2012.4 Vivado Simulator User Guide (UG900)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2012_4/ug900-vivado-logic-simulation.pdf


Tutorials:


2015.4 Vivado Simulator Tutorial (UG937)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2015_4/ug937-vivado-design-suite-simulation-tutorial.pdf

2015.3 Vivado Simulator Tutorial (UG937)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2015_3/ug937-vivado-design-suite-simulation-tutorial.pdf

2015.2 Vivado Simulator Tutorial (UG937)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2015_2/ug937-vivado-design-suite-simulation-tutorial.pdf

2015.1 Vivado Simulator Tutorial (UG937)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2015_1/ug937-vivado-design-suite-simulation-tutorial.pdf

2014.4 Vivado Simulator Tutorial (UG937)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2014_4/ug937-vivado-design-suite-simulation-tutorial.pdf

2014.3 Vivado Simulator Tutorial (UG937)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2014_3/ug937-vivado-design-suite-simulation-tutorial.pdf

2014.2 Vivado Simulator Tutorial (UG937)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2014_2/ug937-vivado-design-suite-simulation-tutorial.pdf

2014.1 Vivado Simulator Tutorial (UG937)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2014_1/ug937-vivado-design-suite-simulation-tutorial.pdf

2013.4 Vivado Simulator Tutorial (UG937)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2013_4/ug937-vivado-design-suite-simulation-tutorial.pdf

2012.4 Vivado Simulator Tutorial (UG937)

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2012_4/ug937-vivado-design-suite-simulation-tutorial.pdf


Reference Guide:


2015.4 Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2015_4/ug835-vivado-tcl-commands.pdf

2015.4 Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Designing with IP, Ch. 2 IP Basics >Simulating IP

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2015_4/ug896-vivado-ip.pdf


Application Notes:


Writing Effective Testbenches

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/application_notes/xapp199.pdf


Top Issues

Xilinx Simulation Solution Center - Top Issues

The following Articles cover current known issues as well as commonly asked questions related to Vivado Simulator.

Note: This article is part of Xilinx Simulation Solution Center Xilinx Answer 58795. The Xilinx Simulation Solution Center is available to address all questions related to Simulation. Whether you are starting a new design with Vivado Simulator or troubleshooting a problem with a supported third party simulator, use the Xilinx Simulation Solution Center to guide you to the right information.


Known Issues
(Xilinx Answer 63956) 2015 Vivado Simulator - Known Issues
Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
63956 2015.x Vivado Simulator - Known Issues N/A N/A