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Debugging Strategies
Use the following strategies to help with design debugging:
  •  Use JTAG ports
    JTAG ports allow you to send test signals and can help with soldering and connectivity checking. This also allows you to connect the hardware interfaces needed to use debugging tools, such as ChipScope™ Pro software. For example, you can instantiate the BSCAN component and build logic to verify functionality in the device.
  •  Cold spray or heating element
    Use these devices for system-level debugging, such as quickly checking for timing issues and potential signal integrity (SI) issues. If your design functionality varies with regard to temperature, there may be a timing violation in the design. In this case, double-check your timing simulation.
  •  Low capacitive probes
    Make these probes available to get an accurate measurement of signal characteristics.
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