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Article: 30950
Subject: Re: ccd imaging with fpga
From: "Erik Widding" <widding@birger.com>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2001 14:26:26 GMT
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"Allan Herriman" <allan_herriman.hates.spam@agilent.com> wrote in message
news:3AF21B12.3047C71C@agilent.com...
> Erik Widding wrote:
> >
> > This used to work, because back in 1984, DRAMs were much simpler.
>
> IIRC, redundant rows were used in Intel's 2164 64k x 1 DRAM, which came
> out before 1984.  The technique was described in the 1983 Intel Memory
> data book.

Thanks for the fact.  I didn't realize the process dated quite so far back
in production use.  I would be interested to see the marketing spin on a
"new technology" such as this.

> Actually, just as hard disks have a table of bad sectors that the
> operating system knows to avoid, is there any theoretical reason why a
> list of bad resources on an FPGA die can't be fed to to the back end
> tools?
> (There are plenty of practical reasons why not, of course.)
                                  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Practical reasons why not, the first two that come to mind:
    1. New place and route for each individual fpga.
    2. Great deal of software engineering cost for the chip makers, so they
could sell partial good parts, at a discount from all goods, thus losing the
incremental revenue.


Regards,
Erik Widding

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Article: 30951
Subject: Re: Use of record type in a hierarchical architecture
From: "Tom Verbeure" <tverbeure@globespan.net>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 10:42:05 -0400
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???

For the big complex designs that are currenlty being designed (and that will
only get bigger), records are IMHO the only to at least for now escape the
explosion of signals that are going between modules. Also for complex data
structures it make code much cleaner. Synthesis tools generally have no
problem dealing with records. What might be a bit trickier is that fact that
it become more difficulat to trace back in the netlist the original elements
of the record, but since netlist hacking is on the way back anyway, that's a
disadvantage that I am more than willing to live with.

Why do you want to know exaclty how the synthesis tool handles them?
Synopsys DC is very predictable in this: it puts the signals in the order of
declaration...

Tom


> Hello Olivier,
>
> from my experience it is best not to use records for synthesis. One reason
> is that you never know exactly how the synthesis tool handles them (as
your
> problems demonstrate).
>
> Best regards
> Markus.




Article: 30952
Subject: Re: BUFG output is constant0 at 200MHz in post timing
From: Brian Philofsky <brian.philofsky@xilinx.com>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2001 09:49:33 -0600
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If you are performing a Verilog simulation, it is possible you are seeing a pulse swallowing issue.  Take a look at http://support.xilinx.com/techdocs/9872.htm and see if this applies to your situation.

--  Brian



"Roger.chen" wrote:

> My design is quite large,the functional simulation is ok.When doing post timing,I found the output 200MHz clock of my clock module is constant "0", later I tried to do timing simulation of clock module seperately,the problem still exists.
>       one of  my clock module input clock CLKIN is 50MHz, a DCM is used to generate CLK1X(50MHz),CLK2X(100MHz),CLK4X (200MHz).CLK4X is  output signal  DCM CLKFX  through a BUFGMUX.the design is quite simple ,however, I met following problem during post timing simulation:
>   When  I set CLKIN to 50MHz, CLK4X didn't appear,but CLKFX is ok(200MHz);CLKFX is the output of DCM and input of a BUFGMUX,CLK4X is output of this BUFGMUX and output of clock module.
>    but when I set CLKIN to 25MHz, CLK4X is ok, my clock module goes well.
>   Device family VitrtexII xc2v1000.
>   Developing tool: Foundation iSE 3.1i
>   I think the problem lies in BUFGMUX, but I dont konw what to do with.

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Article: 30953
Subject: Re: Internal Error of routing in iSE3.3i
From: Carl Stern <stern@xilinx.com>
Date: 4 May 2001 16:13:16 GMT
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Huang <> wrote:
: When I started routing my design, PAR terminated abnormally, with the following error information.
: Routing active signals.
: INTERNAL_ERROR:SpeedCalc:basndtiming.c:887:1.6 - Getnodeparms for node not on
:    signal
: EXEWRAP detected a return code of '-1073741819' from program 'par'
: Done: failed with exit code: 0005.

This looks like a tool internal error, most likely not a problem with
your design.  We would have to investigate it further to determine
the actual cause.  Please open a case with Xilinx for this.

Carl Stern


Article: 30954
Subject: Re: Use of record type in a hierarchical architecture
From: Jonathan Bromley <Jonathan.Bromley@doulos.com>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 17:31:12 +0100
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In article <3AF2A391.DB76D960@celogic.com>, Olivier MALLINGER
<omallinger@celogic.com> writes
>In an application, we try to use record type in an architecture with
>several levels. 

<snip>

>If the signals are input, the use of record type doesn't make any
>problem nor in simulation, nor in synthesis.
>As ouput, many problem appear. The instantation in level 01 of a X type
>signal with X type output signals of level 011, 012 and 013 shows bus
>conflicts (whereas each agregate in the signal of level 01 is only
>driven by one signal in the sublevels).
>
>In simulation, we found a solution. It's to initialize all the signals
>with 'Z', to use the resolution function of std_logic type, which can
>resolve these conflicts because 'Z' is the lowest priority in this
>function.We use Innoveda Speedwave to simulate our design.
>
>In synthesis, the same problem appear but the bus conflict cannot be
>resolved and it's impossible to synthetize our design. We use FPGA
>Express to synthetize our design.

I think the problem is nothing directly to do with records or 
hierarchy.  The problem is that you must write your own 
resolution function, something like this:

package myrecs is
  
  type RecU is record  -- A very simple record, for example
    A, B: std_logic;
  end record;

  -- Type-name for an array of these records, needed later:  
  type RecU_A is array (natural range <>) of RecU;

  -- Now create a resolved type to match the record type:
  function resolved(V: RecU_A) return RecU;
  subtype RecR is resolved RecU;

end;

-- This package body contains the resolution function.
package body myrecs is
  function resolved(V: RecU_A) return RecU is
    variable sA,sB: std_ulogic_vector(V'range);
    variable R: RecU;
  begin
    -- Convert the array of records into separate arrays,
    -- one array for each element of the record type:
    for i in V'range loop
      sA(i) := V(i).A;
      sB(i) := V(i).B;
    end loop;
    -- We use the usual std_logic resolution function to resolve
    -- each element of the record...
    R.A := resolved(sA);
    R.B := resolved(sB);
    return R;
  end;
end;

Some synthesis tools cannot deal with user-written resolution functions.

However, I tried this example with Leonardo Spectrum and it worked fine.
I'm not sure of the limits on this - possibly it works only because
I used the std_logic resolution function to do the hard work.
The synthesis tool has detailed knowledge of std_logic built in to
its code, but it has to work out how to handle the new resolution
function based on my VHDL.

I also tried it with FPGA Compiler 2 / FPGA Express (version 2000.11)
and it worked, but only when I added the pragma 
  -- pragma resolution_method three_state
to the resolution function.  Perhaps this pragma will fix your problem.

HTH
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Article: 30955
Subject: Re: Serial UART
From: vhdlcohen@aol.com (VhdlCohen)
Date: 04 May 2001 16:43:21 GMT
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my book "Component Design by Example ... a Step-by-Step Process Using 
  VHDL with UART as Vehicle" has a full pledged UART.  The TOC of the book is
at my site, and so is an update of the FIFO.
It consists of several partitions that can be tailored. 

---------------------------------------
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http://www.vhdlcohen.com/                 vhdlcohen@aol.com  
Author of following textbooks: 
* Component Design by Example ... a Step-by-Step Process Using 
  VHDL with UART as Vehicle",  2001 isbn  0-9705394-0-1
* VHDL Coding Styles and Methodologies, 2nd Edition, 1999 isbn 0-7923-8474-1
* VHDL Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, 2nd Edition, isbn 0-7923-8115
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Article: 30956
Subject: timing simulation on Modelsim
From: tiderh <tiderhuang@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 09:45:17 -0700
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Hi,
I use xilinx foudation ISE timing analyzer( I set timing constraint, CLK=360MHz and turn on the option:perform hold/race checks(skew analysis) ) for my virtex II design, and the timing requirement can be met, but when I use the latest modelsim to do timing simulation, and I set the setup time and output delay the same as timing analyzer, i.e., 0.23ns and 0.4ns respectively, the outputs are wrong(red sign)( the function simultation is correct ). What is the reason? Which one should I trust, the timing analyzer or the modelsim?
Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours,

tiderh

Article: 30957
Subject: Re: Virtex-E HDL -- Possible to clock register directly from ibuf?
From: Magnus Homann <d0asta@mis.dtek.chalmers.se>
Date: 04 May 2001 19:37:00 +0200
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"Matt Billenstein" <mbillens@mbillens.yi.org> writes:

> All,  I have one register in my design that is clocked by a signal not on a
> GCLK pin...  Right now I run it through and IBUF, then a BUFG and then to
> the register, but it gets routed all over the place in doing this.  Is it
> possible to just run the signal from the IBUF to this one register?  The
> tools don't seem to like it, I get errors during translate saying the signal
> has an illegal connection...
> 
> I'm using foundation 3.1i sp7 and VHDL design entry.

The synthesizer inserts a global clock buf, and the Xilin P&R can't do
much about that. In Synplify, you can tell it to not put in a global
buffer (if I remember correctly). Which synthesizre do you use? If you
have more than 4 global clocks, the fifth clock will be "local",
i.e. not using the BUFG.

Now, why do you want to do this? For fun or for a reason?

Homann
-- 
Magnus Homann, M.Sc. CS & E
d0asta@dtek.chalmers.se

Article: 30958
Subject: Xilinx Constraints Editor ?
From: krw@btv.ibm.com (Keith R. Williams)
Date: Fri, 04 May 2001 18:38:00 GMT
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Is there a way of specifying OFFSET = IN AFTER and OFFSET = OUT BEFORE
from the constraints editor (Alliance 3.1i)?  I would rather have the
tool do the arithmetic (clock cycle isn't fixed).  

----
  Keith 



Article: 30959
Subject: Re: C++ To Gates
From: z80@ds2.com (Peter)
Date: Fri, 04 May 2001 21:00:37 +0100
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>I have learned programmers do not necessarily make good hardware engineers.
>It is a different mind set and discipline.  There is much background that is
>not required for programming that is required for digital design.

Also for all the numbers of C++ programmers around these days, there
are very few good ones who turn out solid reliable code. Software you
can debug, but it gets harder with hardware; you cannot just pop in a
few breakpoints here and there...


Peter.
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Article: 30960
Subject: Re: Serial UART
From: z80@ds2.com (Peter)
Date: Fri, 04 May 2001 21:00:37 +0100
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Consider doing a software UART in the CPU - it will be free, and is
very easy to do especially if you can limit it to half-duplex
operation.

Alternatively, you will find that programming a cheap micro like e.g.
the Atmel 90S1200 ($1.50 1k+) to do it will cost a lot less than the
FPGA.

>Does anyone know of where I can find a free Verilog source code for a Serial
>UART that can be used in a Xilinx XC4005XL FPGA? I am in need of such code
>to add to a FPGA design I am making for remote access to the FPGA CPU...


Peter.
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Article: 30961
Subject: Reading FPGA output on Parallel Port
From: vikram m n rao <vmrao@students.uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 15:58:09 -0500
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I am using an XESS XS40 prototyping board and I have a
verilog program that, when synthesized, stores a 9 bit value in a register
which is updated at certain points in time.

Here's the problem: I need to get the data from this register into my PC
through the parallel port. I don't have much experience with this, so I'm
looking for code examples of how to read the data in on the PC, and also
how I would go about sending the data out since, according to the docs, I
can only use the 5 status pins of the parallel port to send data from the
FPGA to the PC, but I have 9-bit addresses I need to send. I'm assuming
I'll have to shift the data out bit by bit and also generate a clock
signal on one of those 5 status pins, but I'm vague on the actual
implementation.

I'm sure many of you have either used these boards or have had to code
something similar before, so any code examples, links to code examples, or
general advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Vik


Article: 30962
Subject: Good VHDL/synthesis book
From: "Su We" <sweather1999@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2001 23:34:04 GMT
Links: << >>  << T >>  << A >>
Hello,
I am looking for a VHDL/synthesis book.
One similar to "Numerical methods in C"

I looked at VHDL coding styles by Cohen, but I want to know if anyone had
other suggestions

SW



Article: 30963
Subject: Re: Reading FPGA output on Parallel Port
From: Tom Burgess <tom.burgess@hia.nrc.ca>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2001 16:42:16 -0700
Links: << >>  << T >>  << A >>
Parallel port info, examples, links, and other neat stuff here:

http://www.beyondlogic.org/

vikram m n rao wrote:
<snipped>
> 
> Here's the problem: I need to get the data from this register into my PC
> through the parallel port. I don't have much experience with this, so I'm
> looking for code examples of how to read the data in on the PC, and also

 
Tom Burgess
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P.O. Box 248, Penticton, B.C.
Canada V2A 6K3

Article: 30964
Subject: Re: Good VHDL/synthesis book
From: "Compilit" <compilehr@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 17:33:00 -0700
Links: << >>  << T >>  << A >>
VHDL for Logic Synthesis, by Rushton
Logic Synthesis Using Synopsys Kurup and Abbasi



"Su We" <sweather1999@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:M%GI6.109133$xN4.7204704@news1.sttls1.wa.home.com...
> Hello,
> I am looking for a VHDL/synthesis book.
> One similar to "Numerical methods in C"
>
> I looked at VHDL coding styles by Cohen, but I want to know if anyone had
> other suggestions
>
> SW
>
>



Article: 30965
Subject: Re: CompactPCI card with Virtex
From: "Vladimir Kapitanov" <capt@set.vrn.ru>
Date: Sat, 5 May 2001 00:50:34 -0700
Links: << >>  << T >>  << A >>
Steven,
You can find the CompactPCI board on Xilinx FPGA at
http://setltd.com/products/instrumental/CPCI/xdsp3mc/
At XDSP-3MC we can set up to 2 banks high-speed ZBT SRAM up to
8(16)Mb each with independent addressing.
And in 3Q01 we will put on the market our new board with one Xilinx
FPGA in BG560 and one SDRAM socket with up to 512MB SDRAM 100MHz.

Regards,

Article: 30966
Subject: Re: FPGA based PCI cards
From: captset.vrn.ru <>
Date: Sat, 5 May 2001 01:17:40 -0700
Links: << >>  << T >>  << A >>
Hi, James!

You can see a wide set of PCI boards on Xilinx FPGA at
http://setltd.com/products/instrumental

Regards,
Vladimir

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Article: 30968
Subject: Re: High resolution time measurement?
From: John Larkin <jjlarkin@highlandSNIPTHIStechnology.com>
Date: Sat, 05 May 2001 14:56:53 -0700
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On Mon, 30 Apr 2001 21:04:49 +0200, Jonas Thor
<thor.NO@SPAM.sm.luth.se> wrote:

>Hello!
>
>This is a not well defined question, but I'll ask anyway... I want to
>measure, with high precision, the time between two rising edges of two
>pulses. I have a reference clock, frequency F, of about 5-10 MHz, but
>I need measurements much more accurate than 1/F. (The rising edges are
>of course asynchronous to the reference clock.)
>
>What can I do in a FPGA get the best precison? What's the best I can
>do without a DLL and with a DLL?
>
>Thanks for any advice!
>
>/ Jonas Thor 


Jonas,

there are lots of sub-clock interpolation techniques. 

One runs a square wave through a tapped delay line, and latches the
state of the taps when an event comes in. The data in this pattern can
be decoded to get sub-clock resolution. LeCroy made a custom CMOS chip
with the delay line in silicon, and got 0.5 ns resolution. Somebody in
Hungary or somewhere has a trick using a standard FPGA... I'll look
for the reference and post it if I can find it.

There are lots of analog ramp interpolation tricks. Art of Electronics
has a couple.

You can also just average lots of events, if the timebase is
asynchronous to the events themselves.

My company makes time-to-digital converters down to 48 ps lsb, using
fairly slow (like 25 MHz) clocks, and we're working on faster stuff,
but I can't explain this in detail in public. Contact me (despam my
address) and maybe I can help. Here's one...

http://www.HIGHLANDTECHNOLOGY.com/DSS/V680DS.html


John



Article: 30969
Subject: Altera Consultant
From: "Pat" <pmiles@cgocable.net>
Date: Sat, 05 May 2001 23:44:39 GMT
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Hi,

I have an old ISA board with an Altera FPGA configured as a frequency
counter. I would like to extend the functionality of the board but have no
FPGA experience. I do however have the original code (MAXPLUS II). Can
anyone recommend a consultant?


Philip.



Article: 30970
Subject: Re: VirtexE LVPECL I/O Ports? experience?
From: Quiet Desperation <_nospam_otomo@_nospam_att.net>
Date: Sat, 05 May 2001 20:51:40 -0700
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In article <3AAD81C5.5CE25CD3@egr.msu.edu>, Terry
<hicksthe@egr.msu.edu> wrote:

> The system consists largely of two counters with ECL front ends with ECL
> enables.  The toggle rate that I would like to get out of the VirtexE is
> about 350MHz.  Is that easily within the reach of the VirtexE chip?

I have a demo board in my lab at work where we are hitting the Virtex-E
LVPECL I/O with parallel data at 200 Mbps with no problem. We designed
in an extra data and clock line for funsies, and ran that to 1.2 Gbps
data clocked DDR style with a 600 MHz clock. It actually worked, so I'd
have no qualms about running up to 350 MHz. They're rated to 311 MHz,
if I recall correctly, so you'll want to use a DDR input technique for
350 Mbps data.

Article: 30971
Subject: Re: VirtexE LVPECL I/O Ports? experience?
From: Peter Alfke <palfke@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 06 May 2001 04:32:22 GMT
Links: << >>  << T >>  << A >>


Quiet Desperation wrote:

> In article <3AAD81C5.5CE25CD3@egr.msu.edu>, Terry
> <hicksthe@egr.msu.edu> wrote:
>
> > The system consists largely of two counters with ECL front ends with ECL
> > enables.  The toggle rate that I would like to get out of the VirtexE is
> > about 350MHz.  Is that easily within the reach of the VirtexE chip?
>
> I have a demo board in my lab at work where we are hitting the Virtex-E
> LVPECL I/O with parallel data at 200 Mbps with no problem.

I think the original question was for a counter. That's even easier.
Just use a global clock.
For higher frequency resolution you can use a ripple front-end, clocked from
any near-by input, and then use a global clock at half or one quarter the
frequency.
There ar many ways...
My goal is still a 1 GHz counter, and that works only with the prescaler in
the Virtex-II DCM, which has been verified by our friend Austin to toggle at
1.1 GHz.

Peter Alfke, Xilinx Applications


Article: 30972
Subject: Re: Wanted: ISA bus implementation for Xilinx
From: Ahmed <>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 02:22:39 -0700
Links: << >>  << T >>  << A >>
Well Ernst, if you still need that IP Interface i can write it for you in VHDL and have it implemented on XC4000 . 

let me know 

email : asimghr@yahoo.com

Article: 30973
Subject: Re: High resolution time measurement?
From: Jonas Thor <NoSpam.thor@sm.luth.se>
Date: Sun, 06 May 2001 13:21:11 +0200
Links: << >>  << T >>  << A >>
On Sat, 05 May 2001 14:56:53 -0700, John  Larkin
<jjlarkin@highlandSNIPTHIStechnology.com> wrote:


>One runs a square wave through a tapped delay line, and latches the
>state of the taps when an event comes in. The data in this pattern can
>be decoded to get sub-clock resolution. LeCroy made a custom CMOS chip
>with the delay line in silicon, and got 0.5 ns resolution. Somebody in
>Hungary or somewhere has a trick using a standard FPGA... I'll look
>for the reference and post it if I can find it.

I searched and came up with this. You probably meant this article?

"Interpolating time counter with 100 ps resolution on a single FPGA
device"

Szplet-R; Kalisz-J; Szymanowski-R

IEEE-Transactions-on-Instrumentation-and-Measurement. vol.49, no.4;
Aug. 2000; p.879-83.

/ Jonas Thor

Article: 30974
Subject: Re: High resolution time measurement?
From: John Larkin <jjlarkin@highlandSNIPTHIStechnology.com>
Date: Sun, 06 May 2001 11:22:47 -0700
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On Sun, 06 May 2001 13:21:11 +0200, Jonas Thor
<NoSpam.thor@sm.luth.se> wrote:

>On Sat, 05 May 2001 14:56:53 -0700, John  Larkin
><jjlarkin@highlandSNIPTHIStechnology.com> wrote:
>
>
>>One runs a square wave through a tapped delay line, and latches the
>>state of the taps when an event comes in. The data in this pattern can
>>be decoded to get sub-clock resolution. LeCroy made a custom CMOS chip
>>with the delay line in silicon, and got 0.5 ns resolution. Somebody in
>>Hungary or somewhere has a trick using a standard FPGA... I'll look
>>for the reference and post it if I can find it.
>
>I searched and came up with this. You probably meant this article?
>
>"Interpolating time counter with 100 ps resolution on a single FPGA
>device"
>
>Szplet-R; Kalisz-J; Szymanowski-R
>
>IEEE-Transactions-on-Instrumentation-and-Measurement. vol.49, no.4;
>Aug. 2000; p.879-83.
>
>/ Jonas Thor

Jonas,

Yeah, that sounds like it. Last time I heard from them, they were
eager for licensing deals, so you might want to contact them. I have
their lit in one of the many piles of paper on my desk, I think, so
let me know if you can't track them down.

John




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