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Most of the TE modules are available in different assembly options. Assembly option with different FPGA/SOC devices or other DDR sizes need an own board part file. In some cases also a PCB revision changes or a special carrier module combination needs a separate board part.

It's recommended to use the board part files only for this Vivado Version, for which it has been provided. Depending on the Schema Version of the XML-Files, it is possible to use them with other Vivado versions, see Xilinx ug895.

Naming Conventions and Version

This Naming Convention will be used for the most Vivado 2016.2 Board Part Files and newer one.

Board Part Files consists on a base folder, a version sub folder with three xml files and one picture:

  • Every assembly option of a module/carrier series where FPGA-Typ (Size, Speed/Temperature Grade) is changed, gets a new base folder.
  • Every other assembly option or PCB-revision change, which has affects on the reference design settings, gets a new version sub folder.

Board Part Base Folder

Board Part Names of the base folder consists of max. three parts separated by underline character.

 Usage of the part of nameExample 1Example 2Example 3Example 4
Name of the PCB SeriesAlwaysTE0726TE0745TE0720TE0711
FPGA SizeOptional 30 35
FPGA Speed/Temperature GradeOptional  1C2C

 

Board Part Version Folder

Version folder Name consists on a major and minor number separated by a dot (<major>.<minor>, example 1.0) Different Version folder means:

Major
  • Changes on assembly option, which has effects on the reference design, for example DDR Size
  • Boart Part for special Carrier/Module combination
Minor
  • Changes on PCB-Revision, which has effects on the reference design

Attention: Changes on the settings of the TE Board Part Files by itself are not under version control at the moment, like described in Xilinx ug895.  XML file includes a comment header with the date of the last change of the selected file.

Location

Board Part Files will be delivered with our Reference Designs on our https://shop.trenz-electronic.de/en/Download/?path=Trenz_Electronic/<module_name>/Reference_Design/<vivado_version>/<design_name>.

Board Part Files are locate in the sub folder <design_name>/board_files/ of the downloadable Reference Design. For detailed information of the zip-file folder structure see: Project Delivery - Directory Structure.

This folder includes also a *_board_files.csv file with a list of all available board parts. This list is only used by TE-Scripts.

Select Correct Board Part Files

  1. Check <design_name>/board_files/<board_series>_board_files.csv for available board part of the reference design:
    !How to Do will be coming soon!

  2. Check your order number and/or TE shop page to get module information of your PCB:
    https://shop.trenz-electronic.de/en/Products/Trenz-Electronic/<device familie>/<TE module serie>
    !How to Do will be coming soon!

  3. Select your board part file on design_basic_settings.cmd:
    !How to Do will be coming soon!
    See Reference Design: Getting Started for more details.
  4. Verify your board part selection on Vivado "Project Summary" tap:
    !How to Do will be coming soon!



Installation

See Vivado Board Part Installation and Project Delivery - QuickStart

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