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AR# 63635

2014.4.1 Vivado - Vivado 2014.4 Update (2014.4.1) Release Notes


This answer record serves as the Vivado 2014.4 tool update (2014.4.1) Release Notes and contains links to information about what is included in the update.


The Vivado 2014.4 tool update (2014.4.1) addresses the following issues:

  • Delivers critical UltraScale package updates
  • Production Kintex UltraScale XCKU040 support
    • Production speed file updates for KU040 -1 and -2
    • (Xilinx Answer 63088) - Vivado Device Programmer VU440 Direct Configuration support
    • IP GT Wizard production support of GTH for KU040

Note: This update is only required for users targeting UltraScale devices.

Downloading and installing the Vivado 2014.4 update (2014.4.1)

  • The update is available at: http://www.xilinx.com/download
  • The download file for this update is approximately 1.12 GB.
  • It must be applied to an existing 2014.4 installation and will bring the Vivado version to 2014.4.1.

Known issues specific to Vivado 2014.4.1

(Xilinx Answer 63696) Running write_bitstream with Authentication and Encryption bitstream options results in a crash if required files are not present
(Xilinx Answer 63698) Using ILA cores will show Hold slack violation which can safely be ignored
(Xilinx Answer 63596) MIG UltraScale - HOLD violations might be seen when using 2014.4.1

For Vivado 2014.4 known issues (likely also to apply to Vivado 2014.4.1) see: (Xilinx Answer 59464)

For known issues related to a specific IP, please search the support site for "Known Issues" and the IP name.

AR# 63635
Date Created 02/19/2015
Last Updated 10/02/2015
Status Active
Type Release Notes
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2014.4