AR# 2298: M1.3/M1.4 MAP may generate Wide Decoder groups that cannot be placed/routed.
M1.3/M1.4 MAP may generate Wide Decoder groups that cannot be placed/routed.
Keywords: MAP, edge decoders
Reference: 15235 (jg)
This release of MAP may generate Wide Decoder groups packed in such a way that they cannot be placed or routed.
Manually constrain ALL the wide edge decoders in your design by applying edge-type LOC attributes to the edge decoder symbols either directly in the design schematic, or in a .UCF constraints file for the design.
These are the location constraints that can be used for the wide edge decoders:
TL: Top Left BL: Bottom Left TR: Top Right BR: Bottom Right
B: Bottom T: Top L: Left R: Right
<input> # This locs the decoder to the top-left edge INST $1I3/MY_DECODER2 LOC=TL; # This locs the decoder to the bottom-right edge INST $1I3/MY_DECODER4 LOC=BR; </input>
See the (Xilinx Manual Libraries Guide, Chapter 13, on Attributes and Carry Logic) for a full listing of valid location constraints for wide decoders, and complete information on wide decoder constraint syntax.
(Note that you cannot constrain only SOME of the edge decoders in your design--you must either constrain ALL of them, or NONE of them.)