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AR# 56507

Vivado DSP Tools (System Generator for DSP) (2013.2) - Release Notes and Known Issues


This answer record contains the Release Notes and Known Issues for System Generator for DSP 2013.2.


Installation instructions and a list of the Release Notes and Known Issues in System Generator for DSP 2013.2 tools are included in this answer record. A successful installation of Vivado Design Suite 2013.2 changes your design tools version number to 2013.2.

Release Notes and New Features in System Generator for DSP 2013.2

For a list and description of the new features and Release Notes in the 2013.2 tools, see the Vivado Design Suite User Guide - Release Notes, Installation and Licensing (UG973): http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2013_2/ug973-vivado-release-notes-install-license.pdf

Please be sure to read the documentation because it answers questions that you might have about changes to the functionality or the look-and-feel from previous versions of System Generator for DSP. The Vivado Design Suite User Guide - Model-Based DSP Design using System Generator is accessible in PDF format at: http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2013_2/ug897-vivado-sysgen-user.pdf.

For System Generator for DSP Release Notes for other versions, see (Xilinx Answer 29595).

Note: For Vivado Design Suite Model Based DSP Design using System Generator from 2013.1 and supported OS and MATLAB versions, please see (Xilinx Answer 55830).


(Xilinx Answer 53806) - Vivado System Generator - How can I use the legacy designs in Vivado Sysgen?
(Xilinx Answer 52571) - Vivado System Generator - Does Vivado SysGen use CoreGen or IP Catalog in the backend?
(Xilinx Answer 47623) - Vivado DSP Tools - System Generator for DSP 2012.1 - Why do I get critical warnings on pin locations and constraints not applied for a model in a design with mutiple unique SysGen submodules?
(Xilinx Answer 52330) - Vivado System Generator - How do I configure MATLAB with Vivado System Generator?

Resolved Issues

(Xilinx Answer 55825) - System Generator - FIFO, TO_/FROM_FIFO blocks do not simulate the latency correctly when "Use Embedded Register" is selected
(Xilinx Answer 47631) - When the System Generator design is "generated" from the Vivado tool, the System Generator token is in hidden mode; cannot correct errors in System Generator token in hidden mode. Why?
(Xilinx Answer 56503) - 2013.1 Vivado Sysgen - Java exception occurred and reported when running xlDiagnosticInfo from the Matlab console
(Xilinx Answer 53568) - Vivado System Generator - Black Box GUI still says "ISE Simulator" as a Simulation mode Option when configured for Vivado
(Xilinx Answer 56102) - 2013.1 Vivado IP Flows - COE file path in XCI is absolute after generation as opposed to relative (.coe file not found)
(Xilinx Answer 56101) - 2013.1 Vivado System Generator - "create_clock" constraint included in the XDC file produced by System Generator
(Xilinx Answer 56041) - 2013.x Vivado System Generator - Migrating from 2012.4 to 2013.x will lead to different generated files when regenerating core in 2013.

Known Issues

(Xilinx Answer 56042) - 2013.1 Vivado System Generator - Migrating from Vivado 2012.4 to 2013.1 will lead to different pinout on the HDL generated, no CE pin created in 2013.1
(Xilinx Answer 53961) - Vivado Sysgen - Several synthesis errors occur when using the IP Packager flow in Vivado if the path length exceeds 256 characters
(Xilinx Answer 52430) - Vivado System Generator - What is the support flow for System Generator and XPS?
(Xilinx Answer 47634) - What is the list of blocks removed from System Generator?
(Xilinx Answer 55635) - 2013.1 System Generator - xlVersion does not return any values in the Vivado tool
(Xilinx Answer 55637) - 2013.1 System Generator - xlUpdateModel does not work in the 2013.1 tools

AR# 56507
Date 06/21/2013
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.2
  • System Generator for DSP