AR# 40778


MIG Spartan-6 MCB - Termination and I/O Standard Guidelines


The MIG Spartan-6 MCB designs are characterized with specific termination schemes and I/O Standards.The "Designing with the MCB" > "PCB Layout Considerations" section of the Spartan-6 FPGA Memory Controller User Guide (UG388) includes information on termination guidelines and the MIG design's usage of I/O Standards:

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Running SI Simulation using IBIS Models is highly recommended for all memory designs. The user guide section noted above includes information on the following:

  • Termination guidelines for uni- and bi-directional signals
  • Where termination resistors should be placed
  • How to properly terminate ODT, CKE, and RESET to adhere to the DDR, DDR2 and DDR3 Memory standards initialization processes
  • Usage of ODT (at the memory) andinput termination(at the FPGA)

Please read the entire section noted above for full details.

See also:

(Xilinx Answer 38623)MIG Spartan-6 MCB - Why is ODT issued late by the MCB when operating in DDR2 mode 400 Mbps?
(Xilinx Answer 38819)MIG v3.6, Spartan-6 MCB - Does the MCB support Dynamic ODT?
(Xilinx Answer 38651)MIG 3.6 Spartan-6 - DDR termination recommendation
(Xilinx Answer 41721)MIG Spartan-6 MCB DDR3 SDRAM - Is "OUT_TERM = UNTUNED_50" UCF constraint supported for MCB design?

I/O Standards

The MIG tool creates the UCF using the appropriate standard based on input from the GUI. The MIGUCF can be found in either the "example_design/par" or "user_design/par" directories. Only the I/O standards provided in the MIG UCFs have been tested in hardware during MIG characterization.

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Child Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
41721 MIG Spartan-6 MCB DDR3 SDRAM - Is the "OUT_TERM = UNTUNED_50" UCF constraint supported for MCB designs? N/A N/A

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AR# 40778
Date 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
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