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I am trying to sample an asynchronous signal in multiple clock-domains. I do not care too much about the absolute delay from the source of the async signal to the sampling FF's, but I want to constrain each of the paths to have roughly equal delays. How would I do this in Vivado/.xdc?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ In the older tools, you'd put them in the same Timegrp and specify both a minimum and maximum delay. I expect there's a way to use the same approach in Vivado. But it's an unusual requirement, there's probably a better answer to the real problem. \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Drummond Dec 6 '15 at 15:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Indeed, it's an unusual application. I'm trying to implement a very fast deserialiser, using multiple phase shifted clocks. I want to measure the time of the rising edge of a pulse and hope to get down to a resolution close to the hold time of the FF's. I don't care for the absolute delay, I can calibrate for that. \$\endgroup\$ – burnpanck Dec 6 '15 at 17:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ I guess one would ideally use the ISERDES for that job, but unfortunately I'm in a restricted environment, where this is unavailable (LabVIEW FPGA). \$\endgroup\$ – burnpanck Dec 6 '15 at 17:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ how about set_data_check? this looks closer to what I'm looking for... \$\endgroup\$ – burnpanck Dec 15 '15 at 23:55

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