Event Tracing in Hardware [Early Access] - 2020.2 English

Versal ACAP AI Engine Programming Environment User Guide (UG1076)

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In hardware you must prepare the design when compiling the AI Engine graph application to ensure the libadf.a supports capturing trace data at run time. Event tracing in hardware builds begins with the aiecompiler command, using the --event-trace option. This option sets up the hardware device to capture AI Engine run-time trace data by informing the v++ linker to add and configure debugging and profiling IP (DPA) to the PL region of the device.

There are three parts to the event trace flow as listed:
  • Event trace build flow
  • Running the design in hardware and capturing trace data at run time
  • Viewing and analyzing the trace data using the Vitis analyzer