Integrated Logic Analyzer ILA (Draft - 10/2017)

A physical logic analyzer is simply a digital system that samples various probes and displays the signal. Since generally not all the gates are used in a FPGA, why not use parts of the FPGA to synthesize a logic analyzer? That's exactly an Integrated Logic Analzyer ILA.

The feature of the full feature system edition of Vivado allows you to view your actual signals in your design with a synthesized logic analyzer. To view the signals, additional signals are place and routed but used internally to display the waveforms. Obviously, to run, your design must synthesize and loaded to the FPGA.

An ILA Tutorial
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