AR# 32201


FIFO Generator v5.1 - Release Notes and Known Issues for ISE 11.1


Keywords: CORE Generator, IP, update, 11.1, FIFO, fifogen, asynchronous, synchronous, common, clocks, memory, block RAM, BRAM, RAMB16, FIFO16, asynch, asymmetric, non-symmetric, first, word, fall, through, fwft

This Release Notes and Known Issues Answer Record is for the FIFO Generator v5.1 core, released in ISE 11.1, and contains the following information:

- General Information
- New Features
- Bug Fixes
- Known Issues
- Device Issues

For installation instructions, general CORE Generator known issues, and design tools requirements, see the IP Release Notes Guide at:


General Information

(Xilinx Answer 22014) When using FIFO Generator Core, the allowed data count width is less than it should be
(Xilinx Answer 22722) FIFO Generator Core now includes a User Guide in addition to a data sheet. Where can I find the User Guide for the FIFO Generator?
(Xilinx Answer 24712) How do I test user logic that triggers ECC SBITERR and DBITERR outputs in FIFO Generator?
(Xilinx Answer 30029) Setup/Hold time violations occur in the Unconstrained Path Report
(Xilinx Answer 31144) Differences between FIFO v4.x (and newer) cores and v3.x (and prior) cores

New Features in v5.1

- ISE 11.1 support
- Option to select WR_RST/RD_RST for independent clock block RAM or distributed RAM FIFOs
- ECC error injection support for Virtex-6 block RAM and built-in FIFOs
- Enhanced the core to block write/read operation when reset is asserted

Bug Fixes in v5.1

(Xilinx Answer 32032) Why is FWFT not available for Distributed RAM configurations?
- Version fixed: v5.1
- CR 498565

- In the FIFO generator core, synchronous reset option is not available for Shift Register configuration
- Version fixed: v5.1
- CR 448037

- In the FIFO generator VHDL behavioral model, array lengths do not match while loading the design for simulation
- Version fixed: v5.1
- CR 476442 and 472517

- In the FIFO generator user guide, write order in figure 4-17 and 4-18 are not correct
- Version fixed: v5.1
- CR 437899

- In the FIFO generator GUI, FIFO Read Depth reported incorrectly in GUI for FWFT w/Asymmetric Ports
- Version fixed: v5.1
- CR 456488

- In the FIFO generator GUI, summary page does not explain MULT/BRAM routing contention for Spartan-3 devices
- Version fixed: v5.1
- CR 480033

Known Issues in v5.1

(Xilinx Answer 24003) NC-Sim warning occurs when targeting Virtex-5
(Xilinx Answer 23691) Behavioral simulation models are not supported for built-in FIFO configuration
(Xilinx Answer 20291) During simulation X_FF RECOVERY and SETUP warnings occur
(Xilinx Answer 20271) Simulation error occurs on RESET
(Xilinx Answer 30226) When writing to an EMPTY FIFO, PROG_FULL might assert earlier than expected
(Xilinx Answer 31379) When importing an XCO file, user cannot change read/write clock frequencies with Built-in FIFO
(Xilinx Answer 31381) Empty flag does not assert in Common Clock (block RAM based) behavioral model simulation

Revision History

04/27/2009 - Initial Release
AR# 32201
Date 04/21/2009
Status Active
Type General Article
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