The Vivado IDE times the paths between all the clocks in your design
by default, unless you specify otherwise by using clock groups or false path
set_clock_groups command disables timing analysis
between groups of clocks that you identify, and not between the clocks within a same
group. Unlike with the
set_false_path constraint, timing is ignored on
both directions between the clocks.
Multiple groups of clocks can be specified using the
multiple times. If none of the clocks in a group exist in the design, the group becomes
set_clock_groups constraint stays valid only when at least
two groups are valid and not empty. If only one group remains valid and all the other
groups are empty, then the
set_clock_groups constraint is not applied
and an error message is generated.
Use the schematic viewer or the Clock Networks Report to visualize the topology of the clock trees, and determine which clocks must not be timed together. You can also use the Clock Interactions Report to review the existing constraints between two clocks, and determine whether they share the same primary clock -- that is, they have a known phase relationship -- or identify the clocks with no common period (unexpandable).