2. Package Kernels - 2023.1 English

Vitis Tutorials: Hardware Acceleration (XD099)

Document ID
XD099
Release Date
2023-08-02
Version
2023.1 English

Here because you have already got the RTL design files in the ./rtl directory, you need to package them along with the IP (.xci files) into two Vitis kernels (.xo files). Again, you can use the Vivado GUI version of IP packager to finish the IP packaging, but you will use command line and Tcl scripts to finish this. Use following command to package the kernels, then two kernel files (ethernet_krnl_axis_x1.xo and data_fifo_krnl.xo) will be generated in currently for following Vitis linking jobs.

make pack_kernel

You can review Tcl scripts pack_eth_kernel.tcl and pack_data_fifo_kernel.tcl to get the kernel packaging setting, which corresponds to the Vivado GUI mode dialogs. In the packaging steps for ethernet kernel, you can see that in addition to standard AXI bus interfaces, two additional bus interfaces are created for later Vitis v++ automatic connection feature: gt_port for GT transceivers data bus and gt_refclk for GT transceivers differential clock.