Synthesized Checkpoint Compilation - 2022.2 English

Vitis Model Composer User Guide (UG1483)

Document ID
UG1483
Release Date
2023-01-13
Version
2022.2 English

Vivado tools provide design checkpoint files (.dcp) as a mechanism to save and restore a design at key steps in the design flow. Checkpoints are merely a snapshot of a design at a specific point in the flow. A Synthesized Checkpoint is a checkpoint file that is created in the out-of-context (OOC) mode after a design has been successfully synthesized.

When you select the Synthesized Checkpoint compilation target (see the following figure), a synthesized checkpoint target file named <design_name>.dcp is created, and placed in the Code directory. You can then use this <design_name>.dcp file in any Vivado IDE project.

Figure 1. Synthesized Checkpoint

The Synthesized Checkpoint compilation can be performed for any of the boards or parts your Vivado tools support. In addition to accessing the Xilinx development boards installed as part of your Vivado installation, you can also specify partner boards or custom boards (see Specifying Board Support in Model Composer HDL Blockset).