AR# 32197


SPI-4.2 v9.1 - Release Notes and Known Issues for ISE 11.1


This Release Note and Known Issues Answer Record is for the SPI-4.2 (POS-PHY L4) v9.1 Core, released in ISE 11.1, and contains the following information:

- New Features

- Bug Fixes

- General Information

- Known Issues

For installation instructions, general CORE Generator known issues, and design tools requirements, see the IP Release Notes Guide at:


New Features in v9.1

- ISE 11.1 software support

Bug Fixes in v9.1

-Support for DCM Bypass option in Global Clocking Mode is disabled in this release and future releases for Virtex-4 and Virtex-5 devices.

- CR 488555

- Inconsistent latency between SnkFFRdEn_n and SnkFFValid.

- CR 480081

General Information

- If you are using multiple SPI-4.2 cores in a single device, you must generate the core with a unique component name for each instance. See the Multiple Core Instantiation section under the Special Design Considerations chapter of the SPI-4.2 User Guide.

(Xilinx Answer 15500) How do I edit the SPI-4.2 (PL4) UCF file so that the TSClk is skewed by 180 degrees in the DCM?

(Xilinx Answer 20017) Which I/O Standards are supported for the SPI-4.2 Core?

(Xilinx Answer 32942) Changing static configuration signals in-circuit

Known Issues in v9.1

Constraints and Implementation Issues

(Xilinx Answer 33009) Core will not generate in ISE 11.2

(Xilinx Answer 32628) "ERROR:PhysDesignRules:1613 - IDELAYCTRL not found for clock region..." message during Map for Sink core

(Xilinx Answer 32632) "ERROR:Place:909 - Regional Clock Net "core_pl4_src_top0/tsclk_gp" cannot possibly be routed..." message during Map for Source core

(Xilinx Answer 20000) When implementing an SPI-4.2 design through NGDBuild, several "WARNING" and "INFO" messages appear

(Xilinx Answer 21439) When implementing an SPI-4.2 design through MAP, several "WARNING" and "INFO" messages appear

(Xilinx Answer 21320) When implementing an SPI-4.2 design through PAR, several "WARNING" and "INFO" messages appear

(Xilinx Answer 21363) PAR has problems placing components or completely routing the SPI4.2 design in my design

(Xilinx Answer 20280) Placement failures occur in PAR when the SPI-4.2 FIFO Status Signals' I/O Standard is set to LVTTL I/O

(Xilinx Answer 20040) Timing Analyzer (TRCE) reports "0 items analyzed"

(Xilinx Answer 20319) When running implementation, undefined I/O (single-ended) defaults to LVCMOS causes WARNINGS in NGDBuild

General Simulation Issues

(Xilinx Answer 32617) NCSim produces error for DCM DLL_FREQUENCY_MODE

(Xilinx Answer 32618) NCSIM timing simulation does not work with SDF file

(Xilinx Answer 32619) Static alignment core might not go into frame in VCS timing simulation

(Xilinx Answer 32627) Sink core might not align or go in frame in VCS simulation

(Xilinx Answer 24027) Compiling XilinxCoreLib gives error: "Error-[URMI] Instances with unresolved modules remain in the design"

(Xilinx Answer 24026) When running simulation on SPI-4.2 design, Locked_RDClk (from RDClk DCM) might get de-asserted after PhaseAlignRequest

(Xilinx Answer 21319) When running timing simulation on an SPI4.2 design example, several "TDat Error: Data Mismatch" messages are reported

(Xilinx Answer 21321) Timing simulation error: # ** Error: */X_ISERDES SETUP Low VIOLATION ON D WITH RESPECT TO CLK;

(Xilinx Answer 21322) When running timing simulation on a SPI4.2 design, several SETUP, HOLD, and RECOVERY violations occur

(Xilinx Answer 20030) When simulating an SPI-4.2 design, multiple warning messages are expected at the beginning of the simulation

(Xilinx Answer 15578) When simulating an SPI-4.2 (PL4) Core using NC-Verilog (by Cadence) or VCS (by Synopsys), unusual and inconsistent behaviors occur

Revision History

04/27/2009 - Initial Release

05/04/2009 - Added ARs 32617, 32618, 32619, 32627, 32628, and 32632 to Known Issues

06/24/2009 - Added AR 33009 to Known Issues and AR 32942 to General Information

AR# 32197
日期 12/15/2012
状态 Active
Type 综合文章
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