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AR# 39328

System Monitor/XADC Design Assistant - Getting Started with the Software


NOTE: This Answer Record is part of the Xilinx System Monitor and XADC Solution Center (Xilinx Answer 39323). The Xilinx System Monitor and XADC Solution Center is available to address all questions related to System Monitor and XADC. Whether you are starting a new design with Virtex-6 FPGA or troubleshooting a problem, use the System Monitor and XADC Solution Center to guide you to the right information.


The System Monitor and XADC primitive can be found in the Libraries Guide, Language Template, and the System Monitor/XADC User Guide. There is also theSystem Monitor/XADC Wizard that allows the user to customize theSystem Monitorand XADC in the GUI and generates the HDL.

The System Monitor can be simulated as long as a the Analog Stimulus File is declared. There is a known issue with the Virtex-5/-6 System Monitor Wizard where the analog stimulus file is not declared and the work-around is documentation in (Xilinx Answer 24512).

If you areusing the auxiliary analog inputs, following are some Answer Records of interest:

(Xilinx Answer 29240) - Virtex-5 System Monitor - How do you declare I/O pins as auxiliary analog input pins?

(Xilinx Answer 35759) - System Monitor - How to find the VAUXP[x] and VAUXN[x] in the pinout table?

(Xilinx Answer 37321) - Virtex-5/6 System Monitor - when only using some of the AUX channels can the remaining pins be used as normal I/O.

(Xilinx Answer 35153) - 11.4 PlanAhead - Incorrect DRC warning in relation to System Monitor auxiliary analog inputs

Other Answer Records of interest:

(Xilinx Answer 37041) - Virtex-6 System Monitor - Reading status via DRP during a conversion

(Xilinx Answer 29701) - Virtex-5/-6 System Monitor - What does the System Monitor power down feature do?

Linked Answer Records

Master Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
39323 System Monitor/XADC - Solution Center N/A N/A

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AR# 39328
Date 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
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