Global Clocking Rules - 2020.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Dynamic Function eXchange (UG909)

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As with architectures previous to UltraScale, all unique clocks driving the RP are pre-routed to every clock region in which the RP owns sites. Effectively, this means that the total number of global clocks driving the RP (regardless of size) is a maximum of 24. Higher clock utilization is possible when the clock source is in the RM, since these do not need to be pre-routed to every clock region. For this reason it is always important to carefully consider the RP Pblock size and shape. However, one difference in the UltraScale architecture is that there are now 24 global clocks available per clock region instead of the 12 available in 7 series devices.

Note: For BUFGCTRL components, the PRESELECT_I0 and PRESELECT_I1 properties are ignored during partial reconfiguration, even with RESET_AFTER_RECONFIG enabled. The clock source selected depends only on the select and clock enable inputs of the BUFGCTRL instance.

Clock sources that exist within RM can drive logic to the static design or other RM.Vivado handles many of the low-level details, such as consistent clock spine usage. Design rule checks ensure that fundamental rules are applied. There are, however, a few considerations to be aware of:

  • Clock resource must be consistent from one RM to the next for a given RP. While you may change characteristics of the clock such as MMCM parameters, the clock driver type (BUFG, etc.) must remain fixed so routing resources can remain consistent in the locked static design.
  • Clock behavior is indeterminate during reconfiguration, so consider decoupling. Because clocks will be using high-fanout routing resources, a basic 2-to-1 MUX or register will not be appropriate like it would be for standard interfaces. Instead, a BUFGMUX can be used to block the clock source during reconfiguration. Alternately, synchronous elements in static or other RMs can be disabled or held in reset while the clock source is reconfigured.