Using the Package Window - 2022.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Using the Vivado IDE (UG893)

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The Package window (shown in the following figure) displays the physical characteristics of the target Xilinx part. This window is used primarily during the I/O planning process or during port placement. Pin types display in different colors and shapes for better visualization. For information on using the Package window for I/O planning, see the Vivado Design Suite User Guide: I/O and Clock Planning (UG899). To open the Package window, select Window > Package.

In the Package window, you can do the following:

  • Drag ports into the Package window for assignment, and reassign placed cells to other I/O pins within the Package window.
    Note: Autocheck I/O Placement is on by default, allowing only legal pin placement during drag and drop.
  • Visualize pins and I/O banks as follows:
    • VCC and GND pins show as red VCC symbols and green GND symbols.
    • Clock-capable pins display as hexagon pins.
    • User and multipurpose pins display as circles.
    • Colored regions display the different I/O banks on the device.
  • Move the cursor within the Package window to show the I/O pin coordinates actively on the top and left sides of the window.
  • Hold the cursor over a pin to show a tooltip that displays the pin information. Additional I/O pin and bank information displays in the Information bar located at the bottom of the environment in the status bar.
  • Select I/O pins or banks to cross probe between the Device and Package windows, and see pin information in the Package Pins Properties window.