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AR# 46841

7 Series FPGAs Transceivers Wizard - Support for Virtex-7 XC7V2000T Initial ES Devices


This answer record discusses the support of Virtex-7 XC7V2000T Initial ES devices by the 7 series FPGAs Transceivers Wizard.


The 7 series FPGAs Transceivers Wizard v1.5 in ISE Design Suite 13.4 supports Initial ES silicon, and v1.6 supports General ES silicon for the 7 series GTX transceiver. The Initial ES support in the v1.5 Wizard is only for the following:

  • Kintex-7 XC7K325T (ffg676 and ffg900 packages), Virtex-7 XC7V485T (ffg1761 andffg1927 packages)
  • -1 and -2 speed grades

For customers using GTX transceivers on the Virtex-7 XC7V2000T Initial ES devices, the device selection in the CORE Generator tool should be made as one of the packages above for Virtex-7 485T devices, and v1.5 of the Wizard in ISE Design Suite 13.4 should be used (with the "initial ES" option selected under the silicon version pull-down menu) to generate the correct GTX settings and any other work-around logic required for Initial ES.

Tactical patch: 7 series FPGAs Transceivers Wizard support for Virtex-7 XC7V2000T GTX initial ES devices is enabled in ISE 14.2 and Vivado 2012.2 design tools releases. In the interim, the following tactical patch for Transceiver Wizard version v1.5, called "gtwizard_v1_5_rev2", can be used for this support. Please follow the instructions in the readme file at the "<patch_unzip_path>\gtwizard_v1_5_rev2" directory to properly install and use this patch.


Note: This patch allows users to generate a newer version of the 7 series Transceivers Wizard v1.5 rev 2, that supports Virtex-7 XC7V2000T devices Initial ES GTX Transceivers. This patch has only been tested to work with
ISE Design Suite 14.1 and has not been tested to work in conjunction with other patches.

AR# 46841
Date 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Virtex-7
  • 7 Series FPGAs Transceivers Wizard
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