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Table of Contents

Schedule of Figures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Preface: About This Guide

Guide Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Typographical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Online Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Chapter 1: Getting Started

System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

About the Example Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Additional Documentation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Core Interface for PCI-X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Chapter 2: Licensing the Core

Before you Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Licensing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Full System Hardware Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Full License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Direct Download . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Installing Your License File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Chapter 3: Family Specific Considerations

Design Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Device Initialization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Configuration Pins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Bus Width Detection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Bus Mode Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Bus Clock Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Electrical Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Input Delay Buffers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Generating Bitstreams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Chapter 4: Functional Simulation

Cadence IUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Mentor Graphics ModelSim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Verilog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

VHDL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Chapter 5: Synthesizing a Design

Synplicity Synplify. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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Verilog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

VHDL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Exemplar LeonardoSpectrum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Xilinx XST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Chapter 6: Implementing a Design

ISE Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Chapter 7: Timing Simulation

Cadence IUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Mentor Graphics ModelSim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Verilog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

VHDL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

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Schedule of Figures

Chapter 1: Getting Started

Chapter 2: Licensing the Core

Chapter 3: Family Specific Considerations

Figure 3-1: PCI/PCI-X Output Driver VCCO Generation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Chapter 4: Functional Simulation

Chapter 5: Synthesizing a Design

Figure 5-1: Create a New Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Figure 5-2: Main Project Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Figure 5-3: Files to Add (Virtex Library) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Figure 5-4: Files to Add (LogiCORE Files). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Figure 5-5: Files to Add (User Application) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Figure 5-6: Source Files in Main Project Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Figure 5-7: Options for Implementation: Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Figure 5-8: Options for Implementation: Options/Constraints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Figure 5-9: Create a New Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Figure 5-10: Main Project Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Figure 5-11: Files to Add (Virtex Library) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Figure 5-12: Files to Add (LogiCORE Files). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Figure 5-13: Files to Add (User Application) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Figure 5-14: Main Project Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Figure 5-15: Options for Implementation: Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Chapter 6: Implementing a Design

Chapter 7: Timing Simulation

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Preface

About This Guide

The Initiator/Target v5.1 for PCI-X Getting Started Guide provides information about the LogiCORE™ IP interface core for Peripheral Component Interconnect Extended (PCI-X), which provides a fully verified, pre-implemented PCI-X bus interface targeting devices based on the Virtex™ FPGA architecture.

The guide also includes an example design in both Verilog-HDL and VHDL that lets you simulate, synthesize, and implement the interface to understand the design flow for PCI-X.

Guide Contents

This manual contains the following chapters:

Chapter 1, “Getting Started,”describes the Initiator/Target core for PCI-X and provides information about getting technical support, and providing feedback to Xilinx about the core and the accompanying documentation.

Chapter 2, “Licensing the Core,” provides instructions for installing and obtaining a license for the core interface, which you must do before using it in your designs.

Chapter 3, “Family Specific Considerations,” discusses design considerations specific to the core interface targeting Virtex devices.

Chapter 4, “Functional Simulation,” describes the use of supported functional simulation tools, including Cadence® IUS and Mentor Graphics® ModelSim®.

Chapter 5, “Synthesizing a Design,” describes the use of supported synthesis tools, including Synplicity Synplify, Exemplar LeonardoSpectrum, and Xilinx XST.

Chapter 6, “Implementing a Design,” describes the use of supported FPGA implementation tools, included with the Xilinx ISE™ Foundation v10.1 software.

Chapter 7, “Timing Simulation,” describes the use of supported post-route timing simulation tools, including Cadence IUS and Mentor Graphics ModelSim.

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Variables in a syntax

<design_name>

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supply values

 

 

 

 

 

References to other manuals

See the Initiator/Target User

 

Guide for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

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Emphasis in text

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A list of items from which you

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Chapter 1

Getting Started

The Initiator/Target core for PCI-X provides a fully verified, pre-implemented PCI-X bus interface targeted for devices based on the Virtex architecture. This chapter provides information about the example design, resources for additional documentation, obtaining technical support, and providing feedback to Xilinx about the core and its documentation.

System Requirements

Windows

Windows XP® Professional 32-bit/64-bit

Windows Vista® Business 32-bit/64-bit

Solaris/Linux

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux WS v4.0 32-bit/64-bit

Red Hat® Enterprise Desktop v5.0 32-bit/64-bit (with Workstation Option)

SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) v10.1 32-bit/64-bit

Software

ISE™ software v10.1 with applicable service sack

Check the release notes for the required service pack; ISE software service packs can be downloaded from www.xilinx.com/xlnx/xil_sw_updates_home.jsp?update=sp.

About the Example Design

The example design is a simple user application. It is provided as a training tool and design flow test. The example design consists of the user application Userapp, and supporting files for simulation and implementation.

The Userapp example design includes a test bench capable of generating simple read and write transactions. This stimulation generation capability is used to set up the configuration space of the design, and then perform some simple transactions. In addition, a special configuration file is provided with the Userapp design, and the test bench makes assumptions about the size and number of base address registers used.

You can change the core options related to implementation—options that relate to the selected FPGA architecture. However, do not change core options that alter the functional behavior of the core; such change may cause unpredictable results when you simulate the example design. For custom designs, you have the flexibility to change the core configuration as described in the Initiator/Target v5.1 for PCI-X User Guide.

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Chapter 1: Getting Started

Step-by-step instructions using supported design tools are provided in this guide to simulate, synthesize, and implement the Userapp example design.

Additional Documentation

For more information about the core interface, see the following documents, provided in the CORE Generator zip file:

Initiator/Target v5.1 for PCI-X User Guide

Initiator/Target v5.1 Release Notes

Further information is available in the Mindshare PCI System Architecture text, and the PCI Local Bus Specification, available from the PCI Special Interest Group site.

Technical Support

For technical support, visit www.xilinx.com/support. Questions are routed to a team of engineers with expertise using the Initiator/Target core for PCI-X.

Xilinx provides technical support for use of this product as described in the User and Getting Started Guides for this core. Xilinx cannot guarantee timing, functionality, or support of this product for designs outside of these guidelines.

Feedback

Xilinx welcomes comments and suggestions about the core interface for PCI-X and the documentation supplied with the core.

Core Interface for PCI-X

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Chapter 2

Licensing the Core

This chapter provides instructions for installing and obtaining a license for the Initiator/Target core for PCI-X, which you must do before using it in your designs. The core is provided under the terms of the Xilinx LogiCORE Site License Agreement, which conforms to the terms of the SignOnce IP License standard defined by the Common License Consortium. Purchase of the core entitles you to technical support and access to updates for a period of one year.

This chapter assumes that you have installed the core using either the CORE Generator™ IP Software Update installer, or by performing a manual installation after downloading the core from the web. For information about installing the core, see the product lounge at PCI/PCI-X.

Before you Begin

Before installing the core, you must have a Xilinx.com account and the ISE 10.1 software installed on your system.

To create an account, and download ISE software:

1.Click Login at the top of the Xilinx home page; then follow the onscreen instructions to create a support account.

2.Install ISE software v10.1 and the applicable service pack software. ISE service packs can be downloaded from www.xilinx.com/support/download.htm.

Licensing Options

The PCI-X core provides two licensing options, described in this section.

Full System Hardware Evaluation

The Full System Hardware Evaluation license is available at no cost and lets you fully integrate the core into an FPGA design, place and route the design, evaluate timing, and perform back-annotated gate-level simulation of the core using the demonstration test bench provided.

In addition, the license lets you generate a bitstream from the placed and routed design, which can then be downloaded to a supported device and tested in hardware. The core can be tested in the target device for a limited time before timing out (ceasing to function) at which time it can be reactivated by reconfiguring the device.

You can obtain a Full System Evaluation license for this core by contacting your local Xilinx FAE to request a Full System Hardware Evaluation license key.

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