Waveform-Based Kernel Debugging - 2020.2 English

Vitis Unified Software Platform Documentation: Application Acceleration Development (UG1393)

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Because the C/C++ and OpenCL kernel code is synthesized into RTL code using Vitis HLS in the hardware emulation build configuration, you can also use RTL behavioral simulation to analyze the kernel logic. Hardware designers are likely to be familiar with this approach. This waveform-based HDL debugging is supported by the Vitis core development kit using both the command line flow, or through the IDE flow during hardware emulation.

Tip: Waveform-based debugging is considered an advanced feature. In most cases, the RTL Logic does not need to be analyzed.