Automation Scripts for Third-Party Synthesis Tools
Select a Synthesis Tool
You can enable or disable generation of synthesis scripts, and select the synthesis tool for which the coder generates scripts. To do so, in the Generate HDL tool, select the EDA Tool Scripts tab. Then select Synthesis script from the menu on the left side, and select your synthesis tool from the Choose synthesis tool drop-down menu.
|Supported Synthesis Tools|
When you select a synthesis tool, the coder:
Enables the fields in the Synthesis script pane.
Sets Synthesis file postfix to correspond with the tool you selected.
Fills in the Synthesis initialization, Synthesis command, and Synthesis termination fields with default Tcl script code for the tool.
If you select
the coder does not generate a synthesis script. The coder clears and
disables the fields in the Synthesis
You can also select
'Custom', and set the
Synthesis command, and
Synthesis termination Tcl code fields
to generate a script that supports your tool.
Customize Synthesis Script Generation
You can customize the script according to your target device, constraints, etc., by modifying the Tcl code in the Synthesis initialization, Synthesis command, and Synthesis termination fields. To see these options in the Generate HDL tool, select the EDA Tool Scripts tab, and click Synthesis script from the menu in the left column.
The coder prints the three sections of the script in the order shown
in the tool. The script file is named according to the name of your
module or entity combined with the text in Synthesis file
postfix. The custom character vectors for each
section are passed to
fprintf to write each
section of the synthesis script. You can use format character
vectors supported by the
fprintf function. In
Synthesis initialization, you can use
an implicit argument that is the name of your top-level module or
entity. In Synthesis command, you can use an
implicit argument that is the name of the file that contains your
generated HDL code.
The figure shows the Synthesis script pane, with the options set to their default values.
The coder generates a script called
project -new firfilt_copy.prj add_file firfilt_copy.vhd set_option -technology VIRTEX4 set_option -part XC4VSX35 set_option -synthesis_onoff_pragma 0 set_option -frequency auto project -run synthesis
Programmatic Synthesis Automation
You can also specify the synthesis tool and script options as
'Name',Value arguments to the
generatehdl function. For programmatic
generatehdl, see HDL Synthesis and Workflow Automation Properties.