Designing with the Virtex-5 Family

Interested in learning how to effectively utilize Virtex®-5 FPGA architectural resources? Targeted towards experienced Xilinx users who have already completed Essentials of FPGA Design and Designing for Performance, this course focuses on understanding as well as designing into several of the resources found in this popular device.  

Topics covered include a Virtex-5 FPGA overview, the CLB, DCM and PLL, global and regional clocking techniques, memory, DSP and arithmetic logic, and source-synchronous resources. The resources available in the LXT and SXT platforms (EMAC, the PCI Express® architecture, and GTP transceivers) are also discussed. In addition, you will learn about the resources included in the TXT and FXT platforms (GTX transceivers and the PowerPC® processor). A combination of modules and labs allow for practical hands-on application of the principles taught.


Who Should Attend






For those who have taken the Essentials of FPGA Design and Designing for Performance courses.



  • Course No:  V5-21000-ILT
  • Course Duration:  1 Day
  • Price:  USD $600
    or 6 Xilinx Training Credits
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites

  • Software Tools

     Xilinx ISE® Design Suite: System Edition 11.1

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The labs will provide practical hands-on application of the principles taught throughout the course.


Lab 1: Clocking Resources – In this lab, you will use the Architecture Wizard to create a PLL core for instantiation in your design. You will then simulate and verify the PLL core.

Lab 2: DSP48E Resources – In this lab, you will create a MACC and a loadable MACC by using the XtremeDSP™ solution (DSP48E) resource through the CORE Generator™ software. You will then compare the OPMODEs chosen by the CORE Generator software with the expected values.

Lab 3: DSP48E Resources – The DSP48E resource in the Virtex-5 FPGA can also be utilized to create non-DSP functions in order to save slice resources. In this optional lab, you will create a multiplexer by using the XtremeDSP solution (DSP48E) resource through primitive instantiation. You will then simulate the resources to verify functionality.


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