Using Trace Compass to Visualize AI Engine Traces - 2020.2 English

Versal ACAP AI Engine Programming Environment User Guide (UG1076)

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The CTF-based AI Engine trace can be visualized using the free eclipse tool called Trace Compass. This tool is already integrated into the Vitis IDE as a plug-in, allowing you to visualize your traces from the Vitis IDE main panel.

Note: You can download standalone versions and documentation of Trace Compass from their website at
  1. In the Vitis IDE, after capturing trace data during simulation you can right-click on your project then select Analyze AIE Events. This imports the event data from the simulation and create various views to analyze them. Your screen could look as follows:

  2. To see various views, toggle between the Statistics, Data View, System View, and Function View tabs.