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Vitis High-Level Synthesis User Guide (UG1399)

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Support of std::complex:

In Vivado HLS, std::complex data type could not be used directly inside the DATAFLOW, because of multiple readers and writer issue. This multiple reader and writer issue is coming from the std class constructor being called to initialize the value. When this variable is also used inside the dataflow as a channel, it leads to the above issue. However, Vitis supports the use of std::complex with support of an attribute no_ctor as shown below.

// Nothing to do here.
void proc_1(std::complex<float> (&buffer)[50], const std::complex<float> *in);
void proc_2(hls::stream<std::complex<float>> &fifo, const std::complex<float> (&buffer)[50], std::complex<float> &acc);
void proc_3(std::complex<float> *out, hls::stream<std::complex<float>> &fifo, const std::complex<float> acc);
void top(std::complex<float> *out, const std::complex<float> *in) {
  std::complex<float> acc __attribute((no_ctor)); // here
  std::complex<float> buffer[50] __attribute__((no_ctor)); // here
  hls::stream<std::complex<float>, 5> fifo; // not here! (hls::stream has it internally)
  proc_1(buffer, in);
  proc_2(fifo, buffer, acc);
  porc_3(out, fifo, acc);