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AR# 55791

Design Advisory for 7 Series FPGAs Transceivers Wizard - Required Updates to Wizard v2.5

Description

This answer record covers the required updates to the 7 Series FPGAs Transceivers Wizard version v2.5 in the Vivado 2013.1 tool that affects GTP, GTX, GTH, and GTZ transceivers.

Solution

GTP Transceiver

For GTP transceiver generation, following are the issues and related tcl scripts. The user should replace the existing file in the installation and re-run the Wizard.

Issue 1: 3G SDI,6G SDI, HD SDI, VBY1 protocol templates for GTP select incorrect settings for the comma alignment block.
Solution: Please replace gtwizard_family.tcl in "\Xilinx\Vivado\2013.1\data\ip\xilinx\gtwizard_v2_5\xgui" directory
Issue 2: Vivado fails to upgrade GT wizard 2.4 created from 14.4 Vivado to the latest version.
Details:

When the user attempts to upgrade GT wizard core to v2.5 available in Vivado 2013.1, upgrading fails with following warnings and errors:

"ERROR: [Coretcl 2-1043] upgrade_ip failed for 'Gtwizard_v2_389539' : invalid command name "default""
"ERROR: [Common 17-69] Command failed: invalid command name "default""

Solution: This issue requires a software patch along with GT wizard patch. Please follow (Xilinx Answer 55723) and (Xilinx Answer 55726).
Issue 3: CPRI and RXAUI protocol templates select incorrect buffer bypass mode
Details: The value of sim parameter "gt0_val_tx_buffer_bypass_mode" is set to "Auto", but the recent buffer bypass updates has disabled this option. Please change the sim parameter "gt0_val_tx_buffer_bypass_mode" to "Manual"
Solution:   Please replace Cpri.pf and rxaui-Dune_Networks.pf in "\Xilinx\Vivado\2013.1\data\ip\xilinx\gtwizard_v2_5\data\family2" directory

GTX Transceiver

For GTX transceiver generation, following are the issues and related tcl scripts. The user should replace the existing file in the installation and re-run the Wizard.

Issue 1: 3G SDI, 6G SDI, HD SDI protocol templates for GTX select incorrect settings for comma alignment block.
Solution: Please replace gtwizard_family.tcl in "\Xilinx\Vivado\2013.1\data\ip\xilinx\gtwizard_v2_5\xgui" directory
Issue 2: No change in generated wizard files including wrapper when "Advanced Clocking Option" is selected
Details: The Wizard User Guide (UG769) states about the advanced clocking option: "Advanced Clocking Option - Use this check box to bring out all possible reference clock ports to the generated wrapper. Used for dynamic clock switching." However when you check that option and generate the core it seems the wrapper file is not updated with these clock ports.
Solution: Please replace gtwizard_family.tcl in "\Xilinx\Vivado\2013.1\data\ip\xilinx\gtwizard_v2_5\xgui" directory
Issue 3: Vivado fails to upgrade GT wizard 2.4 created from 14.4 Vivado to the latest version.
Details:

When the User attempts to upgrade GT wizard core to v2.5 available in Vivado 2013.1, upgrading fails with following warnings and errors:

"ERROR: [Coretcl 2-1043] upgrade_ip failed for 'Gtwizard_v2_389539' : invalid command name "default""
"ERROR: [Common 17-69] Command failed: invalid command name "default""

Solution: This issue requires a software patch along with GT wizard patch. Please follow (Xilinx Answer 55723) and (Xilinx Answer 55726).
Issue 4: 'aurora 8b10b single lane 4byte' protocol template uses wrong internal data width
Solution:   Please replace aurora_8b10b_single_lane_4byte.pf in "\Xilinx\Vivado\2013.1\data\ip\xilinx\gtwizard_v2_5\data\family0" directory

GTH Transceiver

For GTH transceiver generation, following are the issues and related tcl scripts. The user should replace the existing file in the installation and re-run the Wizard.

Issue 1: Vivado fails to upgrade GT wizard 2.4 created from 14.4 Vivado to the latest version.
Details:

When the user attempts to upgrade GT wizard core to v2.5 available in VIVADO 2013.1, upgrading fails with following warnings and errors:

"ERROR: [Coretcl 2-1043] upgrade_ip failed for 'Gtwizard_v2_389539' : invalid command name "default""
"ERROR: [Common 17-69] Command failed: invalid command name "default""

Solution: This issue requires a software patch along with GT wizard patch. Please follow (Xilinx Answer 55723) and (Xilinx Answer 55726).
Issue 2: No change in generated wizard files including wrapper when "Advanced Clocking Option" is selected.
Details: The Wizard User Guide (UG769) states about the advanced clocking option: "Advanced Clocking Option - Use this check box to bring out all possible reference clock ports to the generated wrapper. Used for dynamic clock switching." However when you check that option and generate the core it seems the wrapper file is not updated with these clock ports.
Solution:   Please replace gtwizard_family.tcl in "\Xilinx\Vivado\2013.1\data\ip\xilinx\gtwizard_v2_5\xgui" directory.

GTZ Transceiver

For GTZ transceiver generation, following are the issues and related tcl scripts. The user should replace the existing file in the installation and re-run the Wizard.

Issue 1: GTZ wizard v2.4 does not include ports TXFIFOSTATUS and RXFIFOSTATUS in the generated wrapper even after ports are selected
Solution: Please replace gtwizard_family3.tcl in "\Xilinx\Vivado\2013.1\data\ip\xilinx\gtwizard_v2_5\xgui" directory
Issue 2: Vivado fails to upgrade GT wizard 2.4 created from 14.4 Vivado to the latest version.
Details:

When the user attempts to upgrade GT wizard core to v2.5 available in Vivado 2013.1, upgrading fails with following warnings and errors:

"ERROR: [Coretcl 2-1043] upgrade_ip failed for 'Gtwizard_v2_389539' : invalid command name "default""
"ERROR: [Common 17-69] Command failed: invalid command name "default""

Solution: This issue requires a software patch along with GT wizard patch. Please follow (Xilinx Answer 55723) and (Xilinx Answer 55726).

 

Revision History
05/13/2013 - Initial release

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AR# 55791
Date Created 04/30/2013
Last Updated 05/09/2013
Status Active
Type Design Advisory
Tools
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.1
IP
  • 7 Series FPGAs Transceivers Wizard