Introduction - 2020.2 English

Vivado Design Suite Tutorial: Dynamic Function eXchange

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2020.2 English

This tutorial covers the Dynamic Function eXchange (DFX) software support in Vivado® Design Suite release 2020.2.

7 Series Basic DFX Flow and UltraScale Basic DFX Flow step through basic information about the current DFX design flow, example Tcl scripts, and results within the Vivado integrated design environment (IDE). You run scripts for part of the lab and work interactively with the design for other parts. You can also script the entire flow and a completed script is included with the design files. These labs focus specifically on the software flow from RTL to bitstream, demonstrating how to process a(DFX design. Lab 2 also applies to UltraScale+™ devices.

DFX Project Flow guides you through the project flow within the Vivado® IDE, from establishing the design using the DFX Wizard to synthesis, iteration runs, and then iterating the design. Vivado Debug and the DFX Project Flow also walks you through the project flow, but includes adding IP, debug cores, and debugging through the Vivado® Hardware Manager.

DFX Controller IP for 7 Series Devices, DFX Controller for UltraScale Devices, and DFX Controller IP for UltraScale+ Devices are designed to show the fundamental details and capabilities of the DFX Controller IP in the Vivado Design Suite. Managing partial bitstreams is one of the new design requirements introduced by DFX: designers plan for when partial bitstreams are required, where they are stored, how they are delivered to the configuration engine, and how the static design behaves before, during and after the delivery of a new partial bitstream. The DFX Controller IP is designed to help users solve these challenges.

Nested DFX shows the flow and methodologies for nesting a reconfigurable partition inside a reconfigurable partition. This extension to the DFX solution further extends the flexibility of dynamic reconfiguration in any UltraScale or UltraScale+ device.