Output Slew Rate Attributes

UltraScale Architecture SelectIO Resources User Guide (UG571)

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Many attribute values provide the option of choosing the desired slew rate for I/O output buffers. For LVCMOS, LVTTL, SSTL, HSTL, and HSUL output buffers, including the differential versions, the desired slew rate can be specified with the SLEW attribute.

Although the default SLEW attribute is SLOW, it might be important to specify FAST slew rate for high-performance applications such as high-frequency memory interfaces. However, faster slew rates can also lead to reflections or increased noise issues if not properly designed (such as with terminations, transmission line impedance continuity, and cross-coupling).

The allowed values for the SLEW attribute are SLOW, MEDIUM (HP I/O banks only), or FAST.

The SLEW attribute uses the following syntax in the XDC file:

set_property SLEW value [get_ports port_name]

By default, the slew rate for each output buffer is set to SLOW. This is the default used to minimize the power bus transients when switching non-critical signals.