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AR# 65443

DMA Subsystem for PCI Express - Release Notes and Known Issues for Vivado 2015.3 and newer tool versions

Description

This answer record contains the Release Notes and Known Issues for the DMA Subsystem for PCI Express Core and includes the following:

  • General Information
  • Known and Resolved Issues
  • Revision History

This Release Notes and Known Issues Answer Record is for the core generated in Vivado 2015.3 and newer tool versions.

Solution

Supported devices can be found in the following three locations:

  • Open the Vivado tool -> IP Catalog, right-click on the IP and select Compatible Families.
  • For a list of new features and added device support for all versions, see the Change Log file available with the core in Vivado design tools.
  • PCIe DMA Subsystem Product Guide (PG195)

Version Table

This table correlates the core version to the first Vivado design tools release version in which it was included.

Core VersionVivado Tools Version
v3.1(Rev1)2017.2
v3.12017.1
v3.0 (Rev1)2016.4
v3.02016.3
v2.0 (Rev1)2016.2
v2.02016.1
v1.0 (Rev1)2015.4
v1.0
2015.3


Tactical Patch

The following table provides a list of tactical patches for the DMA Subsystem for PCI Express core applicable on corresponding Vivado tool versions.

Answer RecordCore Version (After installing the Patch)Tool Version
(Xilinx Answer 66500)v1.0 (Rev. 66500)
2015.4
(Xilinx Answer 67111)v2.0 (Rev. 67111)2016.1
(Xilinx Answer 67421)v2.0 (Rev. 67421)2016.2
(Xilinx Answer 68111)v3.0 (Rev. 68111)2016.3
(Xilinx Answer 68259)
v3.0 (Rev. 68259)2016.3
(Xilinx Answer 68478)v3.1 (Rev. 68478)2016.4
(Xilinx Answer 68512)v3.1 (Rev. 68512)2016.4
(Xilinx Answer 69275) v3.1 (Rev. 69275)2017.1
(Xilinx Answer 69405)v3.1(Rev. 69405)2017.2


Known and Resolved Issues

The following table provides known issues for the DMA Subsystem for PCI Express core, starting with v1.0, initially released in Vivado 2015.3.

Note: The "Version Found" column lists the version the problem was first discovered.


The problem might also exist in earlier versions, but no specific testing has been performed to verify earlier versions.

Answer RecordTitleVersion FoundVersion Resolved
(Xilinx Answer 69405)Tactical patch for issue fixes and enhancementsv3.1(Rev1)Not Resolved Yet
(Tactical Patch Provided)
(Xilinx Answer 69275) Support for x8gen3 in -2LV UltraScale devicesv3.1Not Resolved Yet
(Tactical Patch Provided)
(Xilinx Answer 68512)Patch for different issuesv3.1 (Rev1)Not Resolved Yet
(Xilinx Answer 68478)x16 Support in xczu7ev (fbv900 and ffvc1156) Devices v3.1 (Rev1)Not Resolved Yet
(Xilinx Answer 68617)x16 lane support in VCU118 (xcvu9p-flga2104 -2L device)v3.1 (Rev 1)Not Resolved Yet
(Xilinx Answer 68259)FATAL_ERROR: Vivado Simulator kernel has discovered an exceptional condition from which it cannot recover. Process will terminate.v3.0Not Resolved Yet
(Xilinx Answer 68205)Gen3x8 on UltraScale -1, -1L, -1LV, -1H, -1HV devices and 250Mhz user clock supportv3.0Not Resolved Yet
(Xilinx Answer 68111)Tactical Patch
v3.0Not Resolved Yet
(Xilinx Answer 67421) Prefetchable support for 64-bit BARv2.0(Rev1)v3.0
(Xilinx Answer 66500)
IDLE STOP is not set correctly
v1.(Rev1)
v2.0
(Xilinx Answer 67111)Issue with Legacy Interrupt Mode and MSI-X Table Offsetv2.0v2.0(Rev1)

Other Information:

(Xilinx Answer 65444)Xilinx PCI Express DMA Drivers and Software Guide
(Xilinx Answer 68049)DMA Subsystem for PCI Express (Vivado 2016.3) - Performance Numbers

Revision History:

30/09/2015Initial Release
02/20/2016Added (Xilinx Answer 66500)
04/13/2016Updated for 2016.1 Release
06/06/2016Added (Xilinx Answer 67111)
08/06/2016Updated for 2016.2 Release
07/29/2016Added (Xilinx Answer 67421)
10/05/2016Updated for 2016.3 Release
10/30/2016Added (Xilinx Answer 68111)
11/16/2016Added (Xilinx Answer 68205)
11/23/2016Added (Xilinx Answer 68259)
02/03/2017Added (Xilinx Answer 68617) / (Xilinx Answer 68478) / (Xilinx Answer 68512)
08/14/2017Added (Xilinx Answer 69405)
AR# 65443
Date 08/15/2017
Status Active
Type Release Notes
IP
  • DMA for PCI Express (PCIe) Subsystem