AR# 32825

11.2 Virtex-6 Route - Virtex-4 BUFR circuits are not retargeted to Virtex-6

Description


My design contains a BUFR circuit that worked fine in Virtex-4 and Virtex-5, but it no longer works in Virtex-6.

What is different between a Virtex-5 and Virtex-6 that causes the BUFR circuit to no longer work?

Solution

The difference is that Virtex-4 BUFR circuits (BUFIO driving BUFR in series) are automatically retargeted for Virtex-5 (BUFIO and BUFR in parallel and both driven by IO logic). It is Xilinx policy to only retarget across one architecture generation and so a Virtex-4 BUFR circuit is not retargeted for Virtex-6 and will not work. It is necessary to change the input design to correct the BUFR circuit.

AR# 32825
Date 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
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