Vivado: Random notes about the XDC constraints file

These are a few jots about constraining in Vivado. With no particular common topic, and in no particular order. Note that I have another post on similar topics. Setting the default IOSTANDARD for all ports In a design where all ports have the same IOSTANDARD, it’s daunting to set them for all. So if there’s [...]

System File Checker: The savior for Windows 7 and 8

When a Windows 7 or Windows 8 starts to behave weirdly, this is the general-purpose command that can save your day (in the Command Prompt): sfc /scannow It scans all system files and fixes whatever looks bad. In my case, it started off as a “Limited” Wireless connection on a laptop (after it had been [...]