Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Show Footprint in Excel

The Excel->Show Footprint in Excel function displays the footprint of the selected device in Excel spreadsheet. Below is a snapshot of the exported spreadsheet (download example here). Key features:
  • Pads are color-coded based on pad types (GND, VCCO, MGT, etc) and IO banks.
  • If a UCF or CSV file with pin locations is read in ADEPT, the signal names are displayed on the pads they are assigned to. For example, if the signal ddr3_dq[9] is LOC'ed to A6, the signal name is displayed on the pad A6 in the spreadsheet (the cell with a red square below). Unused IO pads have the string "IO" and the IO name on them.