External Feedback Delays - 2023.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Using Constraints (UG903)

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The Timing Constraints wizard analyzes the feedback loop connectivity of the MMCM and PLL cells present in the design. External delay constraints (min and max) are recommended when the CLKFBIN and CLKFBOUT pins are connected to the design ports through IO buffers and the MMCM or PLL property COMPENSATION=EXTERNAL. The following figure illustrates the recommended External Delay constraints.

Figure 1. Recommended External Delay Constraints

The following figure illustrates a typical MMCM with external feedback path circuit.

Figure 2. Typical MMCM External Feedback Path Circuit

In the current Vivado Design Suite release, the Timing Constraints wizard might not recommend external delay constraints when there is a sequential cell in the feedback path which is used for generating a forwarded clock. In this case, you must create the external delay constraints manually or using the Timing Constraints window after exiting the wizard. An exception is the ODDR primitive that is supported for the forwarded clock.