get_pips - 2023.1 English

Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide (UG835)

Document ID
UG835
Release Date
2023-05-16
Version
2023.1 English

Get a list of programmable interconnect points (pips) on the current device.

Syntax

get_pips [‑regexp] [‑nocase] [‑filter <arg>] [‑of_objects <args>] [‑uphill]
    [‑downhill] [‑from <args>] [‑to <args>] [‑quiet] [‑verbose]
    [<patterns>]

Returns

Pips

Usage

Name Description
[-regexp] Patterns are full regular expressions
[-nocase] Perform case-insensitive matching. (valid only when -regexp specified)
[-filter] Filter list with expression
[-of_objects] Get the pips of these sites, tiles, wires, nodes, pips, or nets.
[-uphill] Get the pips uphill from the provided wire or pip.
[-downhill] Get the pips downhill from the provided wire or pip.
[-from] -from <pip/site pin> Return the ordered list of pips beginning at this pip or site pin. May be used in combination with uphill. Default is downhill. -all is implied.
[-to] -to <pip/site pin> Return the ordered list of pips ending at this wire or site pin. May be used in combination with uphill. Default is downhill. -all is implied.
[-quiet] Ignore command errors
[-verbose] Suspend message limits during command execution
[<patterns>] Match pips against patterns Default: *

Categories

Device, Object, XDC

Description

Programmable interconnect points, or PIPs, provide the physical routing paths on the device used to connect logic networks. This command returns a list of PIPs on the device that match a specified search pattern. The command requires a design to be open.

The default command gets a list of all PIPs on the device. However, this is not a recommended use of the command due to the number of pips on a device. You should specify the -of_objects argument to limit the number of pips returned.

Note: To improve memory and performance, the get_* commands return a container list of a single type of objects (e.g. cells, nets, pins, or ports). You can add new objects to the list (using lappend for instance), but you can only add the same type of object that is currently in the list. Adding a different type of object, or string, to the list is not permitted and will result in a Tcl error.

Arguments

-regexp - (Optional) Specifies that the search <patterns> are written as regular expressions. Both search <patterns> and -filter expressions must be written as regular expressions when this argument is used. Xilinx® regular expression Tcl commands are always anchored to the start of the search string. You can add ".*" to the beginning or end of a search string to widen the search to include a substring. See http://perldoc.perl.org/perlre.html for help with regular expression syntax.
Note: The Tcl built-in command regexp is not anchored, and works as a standard Tcl command. For more information refer to http://www.tcl.tk/man/tcl8.5/TclCmd/regexp.htm.

-nocase - (Optional) Perform case-insensitive matching when a pattern has been specified. This argument applies to the use of -regexp only.

-filter <args> - (Optional) Filter the results list with the specified expression. The -filter argument filters the list of objects returned by get_pips based on property values on the PIPs. You can find the properties on an object with the report_property or list_property commands. Any property/value pair can be used as a filter. In the case of the PIP object, "IS_DIRECTIONAL" and "FROM_PIN" are two of the properties that can be used to filter results.

The filter search pattern should be quoted to avoid having to escape special characters. String matching is case-sensitive and is always anchored to the start and to the end of the search string. The wildcard “*” character can be used at the beginning or at the end of a search string to widen the search to include a substring of the property value.
Note: The filter returns an object if a specified property exists on the object, and the specified pattern matches the property value on the object. In the case of the "*" wildcard character, this will match a property with a defined value of "".
For string comparison, the specific operators that can be used in filter expressions are "equal" (==), "not-equal" (!=), "match" (=~), and "not-match" (!~). Numeric comparison operators <, >, <=, and >= can also be used. Multiple filter expressions can be joined by AND and OR (&& and ||). The following gets input pins that do NOT contain the “RESET” substring within their name:
get_pins * -filter {DIRECTION == IN && NAME !~ "*RESET*"}
Boolean (bool) type properties can be directly evaluated in filter expressions as true or not true:
-filter {IS_PRIMITIVE && !IS_LOC_FIXED}
-of_objects <args> - (Optional) Return the PIPs of the specified sites, tiles, wires, nodes, pips, or nets objects. Xilinx recommends that you always use the -of_objects argument to limit the runtime and memory used by the get_pips command. The number of programmable interconnect points returned can be considerable.
Note: The -of_objects option requires objects to be specified using the get_* commands, such as get_cells or get_pins, rather than specifying objects by name. In addition, -of_objects cannot be used with a search <pattern>.

-uphill - (Optional) Return the PIPs uphill of the specified wire or PIPs. Uphill PIPs precede the specified object in the logic network.

-downhill - (Optional) Return the PIPs downhill of the specified wire or PIPs. Downhill PIPs follow the specified object in the logic network.

-from <args> - (Optional) Defines the starting points of the pips to get from wire or site_pin objects. This option can be combined with -uphill. The default is to return pips downhill of a start point. By default, all pips will be returned.

-to <args> - (Optional) Defines the ending points of the pips to get from wire or site_pin objects. This option can be combined with -uphill. The default is to return pips downhill of a start point to the specified end point. By default, all pips will be returned.

-quiet - (Optional) Execute the command quietly, returning no messages from the command. The command also returns TCL_OK regardless of any errors encountered during execution.
Note: Any errors encountered on the command-line, while launching the command, will be returned. Only errors occurring inside the command will be trapped.
-verbose - (Optional) Temporarily override any message limits and return all messages from this command.
Note: Message limits can be defined with the set_msg_config command.

<patterns> - (Optional) Return PIPs matching the specified search patterns. The default pattern is the wildcard '*' which gets a list of all PIPs on the device. More than one search pattern can be specified to find PIPs based on different search criteria.

Note: You must enclose multiple search patterns in braces, {}, or quotes, "", to present the list as a single element.

Examples

The following example returns the PIPs associated with the specified tile:

get_pips -of_object [get_tiles DSP_R_X9Y75]