AR# 71873

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Soft-Decision FEC (SDFEC)Integrated Block v1.1 (Rev 2) - Patch updates for Soft-Decision FEC (SDFEC) Integrated Block v1.1 in Vivado 2018.3

Description

This Answer Record contains patch updates for the Soft-Decision FEC (SDFEC) Integrated Block v1.1(Rev 2) in Vivado 2018.3.

It will not be needed in Vivado 2019.1 and later versions.

Solution

Fixed Issue:

(Xilinx Answer 71823) Simulation only example design generates incorrect stimulus on Windows OS
(Xilinx Answer 71876)Executable crash when the SD-FEC, LDPC Encoder/Decoder or Polar Encoder/Decoder C-models are combined with other DSP IP C-models

INSTALLATION:

METHOD 1: (Vivado 2014.4 and later only)

  1. Navigate to the $XILINX_VIVADO/patches directory (Linux) or C:\Xilinx\Vivado\<vivado_version>\patches (Windows) directory (create this directory if it does not exist)
  2. Extract the contents of the ".zip" archive to a directory starting with the name AR71873
    Note: most extraction tools will allow you to automatically create a directory with the same name as the zip file
  3. Run Vivado software tools from the original install location.

METHOD 2:

  1. Create a separate directory containing patched files
  2. Extract the contents of the ".zip" archive to the desired patch directory location.
  3. Set the XILINX_PATH environment variable to point to this patch directory
    i.e. set XILINX_PATH=C:\XILINX_PATH\vivado-patch-AR71873\vivado\
  4. Run Vivado software tools from the original install location.

 

For other known issues with Soft-Decision FEC (SDFEC) Integrated Block, see (Xilinx Answer 70720)

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AR71873_Vivado_2018_3_preliminary_rev2.zip 8 MB ZIP

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AR# 71873
Date 01/15/2019
Status Active
Type General Article
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