Versal ACAP Block Automation in UHD-SDI TX Subsystems - 2.0 English

PG289 SMPTE UHD-SDI TX Subsystem

Document ID
PG289
Release Date
2022-05-18
Version
2.0 English

The Block Automation feature is provided in IP integrator to help you put together a basic system that connects the UHDSDI TX Subsystem IP with GT Quad using a GT Controller Bridge and a connection between Subsystem IP ports and external I/O ports.

To set up block automation:

1. Click on Run Block Automation , as shown in the following figure. Block automation connects the TX and RX data paths of the Parent IP to GT Wizard. (A new GT Wizard quad base is launched if it cannot pack the Parent IP with existing GT Quad resources.)

Figure 5-17: Run Block Automation

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2. Use the Run Block Automation dialog box to specify the basic options that the UHDSDI TX subsystem IP needs. (Auto is selected by default.)

Figure 5-18: Block Automation Options

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3. Click OK . The Block Automation feature then automatically creates a basic system as shown in the figure below. This example shows a basic system that consists of a UHDSDI TX Subsystem IP, a VersalĀ® GT controller Bridge IP for SDI, the clock buffer, and the GT Quad for VersalĀ® ACAP devices. Both clocks get connected to a clock source. (Because the design does not connect to any external I/O at this point, the IP integrator provides the Connection Automation feature as shown by the highlighted area in the figure.)

Figure 5-19: Auto-connected Block, Basic System

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4. (Optional) Click on Run Connection Automation to get assistance in hooking interfaces and/or ports to external I/O ports. The following figure shows a list of the ports/interfaces that can use the Connection Automation feature.)

Figure 5-20: Run Connection Automation

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5. Click OK . Both the clocks as shown in step 3 above are then connected to a clock source.