AR# 11001

FPGA General Hardware - Does undershoot/overshoot compromise reliability of the device?

Description

Keywords: FPGA, overshoot, undershoot, reliability

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
Does ringing (overshoot and undershoot) compromise the reliability of an FPGA device?

Solution

For all FPGA families, ringing signals are not a cause for reliability concerns. To cause such
a problem, the Absolution Maximum DC conditions need to be violated for a considerable
amount of time (seconds).

Keep in mind, however, that ringing can create many functional issues, causing glitches, double-
clocking, setup/hold errors, etc.
AR# 11001
Date 02/19/2001
Status Archive
Type General Article