FIFO Accesses - 2021.2 English

Vitis High-Level Synthesis User Guide (UG1399)

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A special case of arrays accesses are when arrays are implemented as FIFOs. This is often the case when dataflow optimization is used.

Accesses to a FIFO must be in sequential order starting from location zero. In addition, if an array is read in multiple locations, the code must strictly enforce the order of the FIFO accesses. It is often the case that arrays with multiple fanout cannot be implemented as FIFOs without additional code to enforce the order of the accesses.