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AR# 65982

Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, Vivado 2015.4 - Patch for PS DDR3/DDR4/LPDDR4 and GTR transceiver support


The Vivado 2015.4 version of the Zynq UltraScale+ Processing System block requires a patch for the following issues:

  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0, SATA, PCIe, and Display Port from in PS does not work with default configuration
  • PS DDR4 & LPDDR4 do not work with default configuration
  • PS DDR3 2133N speed bin support- 2015.4 only has up to 1600 speed grade devices
  • Use of 4GB or larger PS DDR memories on Windows Vivado hosts




  1. Navigate to the $XILINX_VIVADO/patches directory (create this directory if it does not exist)
  2. Extract the contents of the ".zip" archive to a directory starting with the name AR65982
    Note: Most extraction tools will allow you to automatically create a directory with the same name as the zip file
  3. Run Vivado software tools from the original install location


  1. Create a separate directory containing patched files
  2. Extract the contents of the ".zip" archive to the desired patch directory location.
  3. Set the MYVIVADO environment variable to point to the Vivado directory under this patch directory         
    set MYVIVADO=C:\MYVIVADO\vivado-patch-AR65982\vivado\
  4. Run Vivado software tools from the original install location.

For further information on finding the Xilinx install and using the environment variable, see (Xilinx Answer 11630)

For further information on using the MYVIVADO environment variable, see (Xilinx Answer 53821)

Note: You might need to have a system administrator to install the Patch if you do not have write permissions for the location where you plan to install the patch.

Note: This patch might cause interactions with Xilinx SDK. Consider also applying (Xilinx Answer 66198).

These issues will be fixed starting in Vivado 2016.1.


Associated Attachments

Name File Size File Type
AR65982_vivado_preliminary_rev3.zip 7 MB ZIP

Linked Answer Records

Master Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
66183 Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Processing System IP - Release Notes and Known Issues N/A N/A
64375 Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Solution Center N/A N/A

Associated Answer Records

AR# 65982
Date Created 11/16/2015
Last Updated 12/15/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2015.4.1
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2015.4
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Processing System