run_hw_sio_scan - 2024.1 English

Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide (UG835)

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Run hardware SIO scans.


run_hw_sio_scan [‑quiet] [‑verbose] <hw_sio_scans>


Name Description
[-quiet] Ignore command errors
[-verbose] Suspend message limits during command execution
<hw_sio_scans> hardware SIO scans




Run the specified serial I/O analyzer link scan.

To analyze the margin of a given link, it is often helpful to run a scan of the link using the specialized Eye Scan hardware of AMD UltraScale™ devices or AMD 7 series FPGAs. AMD The Vivado™ serial I/O analyzer feature lets you to create, run, and save link scans.

This command creates and returns a link scan object that you can use with the run_hw_sio_scan command to run analysis on the specified links, or GT receivers. You can also save the scan to disk using the write_hw_sio_scan command.

This command run analysis on the specified scan objects. If running in a Tcl script, you can suspend the script while the scan completes using the wait_on_hw_sio_scan command. You can stop a running scan using the stop_hw_sio_scan command.

You can save the scan to disk using the write_hw_sio_scan command.

You can remove the created scan object using remove_hw_sio_scan.

This command returns the hw_sio_scan object, or returns an error if the command fails.


-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.

<hw_sio_scans> - (Required) Specify one or more hw_sio_scan objects to run. The hw_sio_scans must be specified as objects as returned by the create_hw_sio_scan or get_hw_sio_scans commands.


The following example runs the specified serial I/O analyzer scan:

run_hw_sio_scan [lindex [get_hw_sio_scans {SCAN_3}] 0]