I have nine 8-bit values that I want to add using the dsp slices.
As an example I tried this code from the Xilinx answer records(https://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/66429.html).
I want to implement the second approach: "Two of the inputs are free to come from any source and one input comes from an internal DSP48 feedback signal as in a MAC."
But after synthesis even the original verilog code is inferring 2 DSP slices.
Am I interpreting things wrong or is there any bug in the code?
I created this VHDL equivalent of the Verilog code from Xilinx.
library IEEE; use IEEE.STD_LOGIC_1164.ALL; use IEEE.NUMERIC_STD.ALL; entity tri_adr is GENERIC( CONSTANT SIZEIN : NATURAL := 48; -- Input size CONSTANT SIZEOUT : NATURAL := 48 -- Output size ); PORT( clk : in STD_LOGIC; -- Clock resetn_glb : in STD_LOGIC; -- Global Reset from the Zynq PS resetn_lc : in STD_LOGIC; -- Local Reset if necessary operand_i1 : in STD_LOGIC_VECTOR (SIZEIN-1 downto 0); -- 1st input to dsp operand_i2 : in STD_LOGIC_VECTOR (SIZEIN-1 downto 0); -- 2nd input to dsp operand_i3 : in STD_LOGIC_VECTOR (SIZEIN-1 downto 0); -- 3nd input to dsp avg_out : out STD_LOGIC_VECTOR (SIZEOUT-1 downto 0) -- Averged output ); attribute USE_DSP : string; attribute USE_DSP of tri_adr: entity is "YES"; end ENTITY; architecture behav of tri_adr is signal a : std_logic_vector (26 downto 0); signal b : std_logic_vector (17 downto 0); signal pcout : std_logic_vector (SIZEOUT-1 downto 0); signal avg_t : std_logic_vector (SIZEOUT-1 downto 0); begin avg:PROCESS (clk) --check every clk begin if rising_edge(clk) then if resetn_glb = '0' then --negative assert avg_t <= (OTHERS => '0'); pcout <= (OTHERS => '0'); else pcout <= std_logic_vector((signed(a) * signed(b)) + signed(operand_i1)); avg_t <= std_logic_vector(signed(pcout) + signed(operand_i2) + signed(operand_i3)); -- avg_t <= std_logic_vector(signed(operand_i1) + signed(operand_i2) + signed(operand_i3)); end if; end if; end PROCESS; -- Output result avg_out <= avg_t; end behav;
I will be adding three 8-bit numbers using one DSP slice and create a cascaded adder logic to do addittion of all nine values.
Thanks in advance.