Kernel Debug and Verification Considerations - 2021.1 English

Versal ACAP Hardware, IP, and Platform Development Methodology Guide (UG1387)

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Following are recommendations when debugging and verifying kernels:

  • Verify RTL kernels in their own test bench using advanced verification techniques including verification components, randomization, and protocol checkers. The AXI Verification IP (VIP) is available in the Vivado IP catalog and can help with the verification of AXI interfaces. The RTL kernel example designs contain an AXI VIP-based test bench with sample stimulus files.
  • Use hardware emulation to test the host code software integration or to view the interaction between multiple kernels.

Verifying the RTL kernel with logic simulation is a block-level task. Verifying the RTL kernel with hardware emulation is a system integration task. For more information about the logic simulation and the hardware emulation flows for Versal ACAP, see this link in the Versal ACAP System Integration and Validation Methodology Guide (UG1388).