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AR# 22390

LogiCORE SPI-4.2 (POS-PHY L4) Lite v3.1- Release Notes and Known Issues for the SPI-4.2 Lite Core


This Release Note is for the SPI-4.2 (POS-PHY L4) Lite Core v3.1 released in 8.1i IP Update 1 and contains the following: 


- New Features  

- Bug Fixes 

- Known Issues 


For the installation instructions and design tool requirements for 8.1i IP Update 1, see (Xilinx Answer 22155).


New Features in v3.1 


Supports ISE 8.1i 


Bug Fixes in v3.1i 


CR 215698: GUI does not correctly set Sink Almost Full Mode parameter  

CR 215370: Core generates with errors when Sink Almost Full Threshold is less than 6  

CR 214939: Core wrapper does not synthesize in Synplify  

CR 215891: DCM in sink user clocking module synthesized with incorrect attributes in Synplify  


General Information  


(Xilinx Answer 20430) What is the power consumption of SPI-4.2 Lite Core?  

(Xilinx Answer 20017) Which I/O Standards are supported for SPI-4.2 Core?  

Multiple Cores: If you are using multiple SPI-4.2 Cores in a single device, see the "Multiple Core Instantiation" section under the "Special Design Consideration" chapter of the SPI-4.2 Lite User Guide. It is important to generate multiple cores with unique component names for each instances regardless of core configuration. 


Known Issues in v3.1 


Core Generation Issues 


(Xilinx Answer 22041) ERROR:sim:158 - Tcl error detected while configuring symbol pins, when "ASY Symbol File" option has been selected. 


Constraints and Implementation Issues 


(Xilinx Answer 22724) When targeting Spartan-3 and Spartan-3E, you may receive PAR warnings and errors. 

(Xilinx Answer 22009)) When implementing an SPI-4.2 Lite design through NGDBuild, several "INFO" and "WARNING" messages appear.  

(Xilinx Answer 21998) When implementing an SPI-4.2 Lite design through MAP, several "WARNING" messages appear.  

(Xilinx Answer 21999) When implementing an SPI-4.2 Lite design through BitGen, several "WARNING" messages appear.  

(Xilinx Answer 22011) There are missing example constraints in the UCF file. 

(Xilinx Answer 22012) TSClk unrouted for 3 regional clocks causing unrouted net error in PAR.  

(Xilinx Answer 19999) "ERROR:BitGen:169 - This design contains one or more evaluation cores for which bitstream generation is not supported." 


General Simulation Issues 

(Xilinx Answer 21319) TDat Error: Data mismatch error in timing simulation 

(Xilinx Answer 21974) Timing simulation results in RStat Error : DIP2 error received. Expecting 01, received 00. SnkDip2ErrReqFlag = 0 

(Xilinx Answer 21975) When simulating, the design example testbench will report that DataMaxT was violated. 

(Xilinx Answer 22001) Design example results in warnings for source segmenting packets.  

(Xilinx Answer 21350) Demo testbench results in RDat Protocal violation warnings.  

(Xilinx Answer 21976) For Sink user clocking mode, the Locked_RDClk signal is undefined for the duration of simulation.  

(Xilinx Answer 22002) Design example testbench runs at 100 MHz, which is too fast for Spartan-3E. 

(Xilinx Answer 21322) Timing simulation errors: SETUP, HOLD, RECOVERY violations  

(Xilinx Answer 22026) Simulating SPI-4.2 Lite design results in "Error: /X_ODDR HOLD Low VIOLATION ON D1 WITH RESPECT TO C;" 


Hardware Issues 


(Xilinx Answer 20796) When targeting Virtex-4 design with SPI4.2, be advised of silicon issue.  

(Xilinx Answer 20022) When fixed static alignment is used, it is necessary to determine the best IOBDELAY (ISERDES) value or the best DCM setting (PHASE SHIFT) to ensure that the target system contains the maximum system margin and performs across voltage, temperature, and process (multiple chips) variations.

AR# 22390
Date 05/19/2014
Status Archive
Type General Article
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