InfiniiVision MSO Dynamic Probe for Xilinx FPGAs (N5406A and DSOX4FPGAX)
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InfiniiVision MSO Dynamic Probe for Xilinx FPGAs (N5406A and DSOX4FPGAX) Data Sheet Figure 1. FPGA dynamic probe for Xilinx used in conjunction with an Agilent InfiniiVision 6000, 7000, or 4000 X-Series MSO provides an effective solution for simple through complex debugging of systems incorporating Xilinx FPGAs. The challenge You rely on the insight a MSO (mixedsignal oscilloscope) provides to understand the behavior of your FPGA in the context of the surrounding system. Design engineers typically take advantage of the programmability of the FPGA to route internal nodes to a small number of physical pins for debugging. While this approach is very useful, it has significant limitations. • Since pins on the FPGA are typically an expensive resource, there are a relatively small number available for debug. This limits internal visibility (i.e. one pin is required for each internal signal to be probed). • When you need to access different internal signals, you must change your design to route these signals to the available pins. This can be time consuming and can affect the timing of your FPGA design. • Finally, the process required to map the signal names from your FPGA design to the MSO digital channel labels is manual and tedious. When new signals are routed out, you need to manually update these signal names on the MSO, which takes additional time and is a potential source of confusing errors.

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Debug your FPGAs faster and more effectively with a MSO View internal activity – With the digital channels on your MSO, you are normally limited to measuring signals at the periphery of the FPGA. With the FPGA dynamic probe, you can now access signals internal to the FPGA. You can measure up to 64 internal signals for each external pin dedicated to debug, unlocking visibility into your design that you never had before. Leverage the work you did in your design environment – The FPGA dynamic probe maps internal signal names from your FPGA design tool to your Agilent MSO. Eliminate...

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A quick tour of the application Design step 1: Create the ATC2 core Use Xilinx Core Inserter or EDK to select your ATC2 parameters and to create a debug core that best matches your development needs. Parameters include number of pins, number of signal banks, the type of measurement (state or timing), and other ATC2 Pin Selection Parameters j NetConnections Global Parameters Capture Mode Endpoint Type Signal Bank Count Design step 2: Select groups of Specify banks of internal signals that measurements (using Xilinx Core Lp-u_eri [carter] ft-ujdk [ctadc.sou-cel Fur-move Ccmreliorts [ Move...

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A quick tour of the application (continued) Connect your MSO to your PC From FPGA dynamic probe application software, specify the communication link between your PC and MSO. Xilinx Probe - Connect to Instrument Licenses found: IPC-locked (Infiniium-series) Other: SICL address string or Alias (See Agilent 10 Libraries Control) Measurement setup step 1: Establish The FPGA dynamic probe application establishes a connection between the PC and a Xilinx cable. It also determines what devices are on the JTAG scan chain and lets you pick which one you wish to communicate with. Core and device names...

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A quick tour of the application (continued) For ATC2 cores with auto setup enabled, each pin of the ATC2 core, one at a time, produces a unique stimulus pattern. The instrument looks for this unique pattern on any of its acquisition channels. When the instrument finds the pattern, it associates that instrument channel with the ATC2 output pin producing it. It then repeats the process for each of the remaining output pins eliminating the need to manually enter probe layout information. Measurement setup step 3: Import signal names Tired of manually entering bus and signal names on your MSO?...

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A quick tour of the application (continued) Triggering on valid states MSOs incorporate logic state triggering for triggering on specific states. Set up a valid state trigger by specifying the clock edge and the desired bus/signal pattern. Because the ATC2 core outputs both the clock signal and bus values, triggering on the combination ensures your state trigger is valid—even though the digital channels are sampling asynchronously. Track valid states by measuring the bus value on each falling clock edge for image shown. InfiniiVision MSOs include up to 2 bus groupings. Contiguous signal...

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Supported oscilloscopes Standalone oscilloscopes InfiniiVision 6000, 7000, and 4000 X-Series MSOs Up to 2, each with 6 character labels Triggering capabilities Determined by MSO, all have state triggering Supported Xilinx FPGA families Supported Xilinx cables (required) Platform Cable USB, Platform cable II Supported probing mechanisms Soft touch (34-channel and 17-channel), Mictor, Samtec, Flying lead, 6000 and 7000 Series MSOs come standard with a 40 pin probe cable and flying leads. Cables and probing for Mictor, soft touch, or Samtec probing must be purchased separately. Agilent trace...

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Ordering information Ordering information FPGA dynamic probe for 6000 or 7000 MSOs Entitlement certificate for perpetual node-locked license locked to oscilloscope Dynamic probe for 4000 X-Series MSOs Related literature Publication title Publication type Publication number Frequently Asked Questions MSO FPGA Dynamic Probe forXilinx Data Sheet 5989-5976EN InfiniiVision 4000X-Series Oscilloscopes Data Sheet 5991 -1103EN InfiniiVision 6000 Series Oscilloscopes Data Sheet 5989-2000EN InfiniiVision 7000 Series Oscilloscopes Data Sheet 5990-4769EN For the most up-to-date and complete application...

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