AR# 51317


MIG 7 Series DDR2/DDR3 - Verify pin-out/banking requirements are met


Xilinx provides detailed pin-out and banking requirements that are critical to the success of a MIG 7 Series design. 

When designing a new memory interface design or debugging an issue encountered in hardware with an existing MIG 7 Series design, it is imperative that the documented pin-out and banking requirements of the 7 Series DDR2/DDR3 design have been followed. 

These guidelines can be found in the Design Guidelines sections within the 7 Series FPGAs Memory Interface Solutions User Guide (UG586):

If the MIG 7 Series output design was not modified, these requirements will be followed. 

However, if any changes have been made to the UCF, these changes must be verified against the design requirements.

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The MIG 7 Series GUI includes multiple flows for creating memory interface pin-outs as well as verifying changes to previously generated pin-outs.

The 7 series FPGA banks are comprised of four T* byte groups.

Each byte group is made up of 12 I/O. 

The general MIG 7 Series design creation flow ("New Design") allows users to select which data or address/control/command groups are assigned to which FPGA bank byte groups. 

The "Fixed Pin-Out" design generation flow allows users to manually select each pin or upload a UCF. 

The tool will then verify the pins selected, report any warnings/errors, and upon zero reported errors, generates the appropriate MIG 7 Series design.

When pin changes are made to the generated MIG 7 Series UCF, "Verify Pin Changes" and "Update Design flow" can be used to upload the modified UCF and generate a design with the appropriate UCF and rtl parameter settings.

Manually changing or creating a pin-out without using the MIG 7 Series tool for verification is not supported and can lead to unroutable designs or failures in hardware.

Additional Information/Commonly Asked Questions:
(Xilinx Answer 41752) MIG 7 Series DDR3/DDR2 - Can an x16 interface fit into a single bank?
(Xilinx Answer 41706) MIG 7 Series - Can FPGA banks be shared amongst memory interfaces?
(Xilinx Answer 46082) MIG 7 Series DDR3 - How to enable Dynamic ODT special use case to remove need to have an ODT pin on the FPGA
(Xilinx Answer 40603) MIG 7 Series FPGAs DDR3/DDR2 - Clocking Guidelines
(Xilinx Answer 42036) MIG 7 Series - Internal/External VREF Guidelines

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Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
34386 MIG 7 Series and Virtex-6 DDR2/DDR3 - Verify UCF and Update Design and UCF N/A N/A
AR# 51317
Date 08/13/2014
Status Active
Type Solution Center
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