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AR# 47649

AXI Bus Functional Model (BFM) - Release Notes and Known Issues


This Release Note and Known Issues Answer Record is for AXI BFM v2.1 released in ISE Design Suite 14.1 , and contains the following information:
  • General Information
  • Software Requirements
  • New Features
  • Resolved Issues
  • Known Issues

For installation instructions, general CORE Generator known issues, and design tools requirements, see the IP Release Notes Guide (XTP025).


General Information

The AXI Bus Functional Models (BFMs) can be used to verify the functionality of customer-designed AXI-based IP. AXI BFMs support all versions of AXI (AXI3, AXI4. AXI4-Lite and AXI4-Stream).

Software Requirements

Xilinx Tools:
  • Core Generator 14.1
  • Xilinx Platform Studio (XPS) 14.1

  • Aldec Riviera-PRO 2011.10 or later
  • Cadence Incisive Enterprise Simulator (IES)
  • Mentor Graphics Modelsim
  • Synopsys VCS
  • ISim

Please see the ISE Design Suite 14: Release Notes Guide for the supported version of tools.

New Features
  • Added Aldec Riviera-PRO Support
  • Added VHDL Support

Resolved Issues

  • Strobe check wrong on unaligned and sparse transfers
  • The AXI4 slave BFM does not handle the AWREADY correctly

  • WVALID/WREAD or RVALID/RREADY signals always take 2 clock cycles in a burst WRITE or READ in AXI4 Full and AXI4 Streaming BFMs
  • 64-bit address bus width is not working when using the upper 32-bit address (CR #607498)

Known Issues

(Xilinx Answer 45181) - When using Channel Level API, I get the "Reached the maximum outstanding transactions limit" error. Why?

(Xilinx Answer 42914) - When areset is asserted, the AXI4/AXI4Lite Masters keep on performing accesses. These accesses are not postponed. Why?

This table correlates the core version to the first IDS software release version in which it was included.

Core Version
IDS Version
AXI BFM v2.113.3 CORE Generator
AXI BFM v1.913.2 CORE Generator

Other Useful Information

(Xilinx Answer 39769) - 12.4 AXI BFM Usage and Examples README

(Xilinx Answer 41497) - Where is the AXI_BFM directory that was in 12.4? Where are the examples and user guide?
AR# 47649
日期 05/08/2012
状态 Active
Type ??????
  • Artix-7
  • Kintex-7
  • Virtex-6 CXT
  • More
  • Virtex-6QL
  • Virtex-6 HXT
  • Virtex-6 LX
  • Virtex-6 LXT
  • Virtex-6 SXT
  • Virtex-6Q
  • Virtex-7
  • Zynq-7000
  • Less
  • ISE Design Suite - 14.1
  • PlanAhead - 14.1
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2012.1
  • AXI Bus Functional Model