Migration Considerations - 2021.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Getting Started

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When migrating, consider the following:

You can migrate existing ISE Design Suite projects and IP to Vivado Design Suite projects and IP. The Vivado Design Suite can use ISE Design Suite IP during implementation. However, updating to the latest Vivado Design Suite native IP is highly recommended to leverage the latest IP updates and to use proper constraints. The Vivado Design Suite is tested and validated with native Vivado Design Suite IP only.
Note: ISE IP is only supported for 7 series devices. ISE format IP (.ngc) are no longer supported with UltraScale devices. Users should migrate their IP to native Vivado format prior to beginning UltraScale designs.
Source files
You can add ISE Design Suite source files from an existing ISE Design Suite project to a new project in the Vivado Design Suite.
Note: ISE Design Suite schematic (SCH) and Architecture Wizard (XAW) source files are not supported in the Vivado Design Suite.
Run results
Run results are not migrated. However, new run results are generated after implementing the design in the Vivado tools.
User constraint format (UCF) files used for the design must be converted to Xilinx design constraints (XDC) format for use with Vivado Design Suite. For information on migrating UCF constraints to XDC, see this link in the ISE to Vivado Design Suite Migration Guide (UG911). For more information about XDC, see the Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Using Constraints (UG903).
Do not migrate from ISE Design Suite to Vivado Design Suite while in the middle of an in-progress ISE Design Suite project, because design constraints and scripts are not compatible between these environments. Instead, start a new design using the Vivado Design Suite.