DIFF_TERM - 2023.2 English

Vivado Design Suite Properties Reference Guide (UG912)

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The differential termination (DIFF_TERM) property supports the differential I/O standards for inputs and bidirectional ports. It is used to enable or disable the built-in, 100Ω, differential termination. Refer to the 7 Series FPGAs SelectIO Resources User Guide (UG471) for more information.

DIFF_TERM indicates a differential termination method should be used on differential input and bidirectional port buffers, and that the Vivado tool should add on-chip termination to the port.

Architecture Support
7 series FPGAs.
Applicable Objects
  • Ports (get_ports)
    • Input or bidirectional ports connected to a differential input buffer
  • Applicable to elements using one of the following IOSTANDARDs:
    • LVDS, LVDS_25, MINI_LVDS_25
    • PPDS_25
    • RSDS_25
Differential termination is enabled.
Differential termination is disabled (default).


Note: Use the instantiation template from the Language Templates or the Vivado Design Suite 7 Series FPGA and Zynq-7000 SoC Libraries Guide (UG953) to specify the proper syntax.
Verilog Syntax

Assign the DIFF_TERM parameter immediately before the port declaration:

(* DIFF_TERM = "TRUE" *) input PORT

Verilog Example Syntax:

// Enables differential termination on the specified port 
(* DIFF_TERM = "TRUE" *) input CLK;
VHDL Syntax

Declare and specify the VHDL attribute as follows:

attribute DIFF_TERM : string;
attribute DIFF_TERM of port_name : signal is "TRUE";

VHDL Syntax Example

-- Designates differential termination on the specified port attribute 
DIFF_TERM of CLK : signal is "TRUE";
XDC Syntax
set_property DIFF_TERM TRUE [get_ports port_name]


  • set_property DIFF_TERM can be assigned to port objects.
  • port_name is an input or bidirectional port connected to a differential buffer.

XDC Syntax Example:

# Enables differential termination on port named CLK_p set_property DIFF_TERM TRUE [get_ports CLK_p]

Affected Steps

  • I/O Planning
  • report_ssn
  • report_power