get_ips - 2023.1 English

Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide (UG835)

Document ID
UG835
Release Date
2023-05-16
Version
2023.1 English

Get a list of IPs in the current design

Syntax

get_ips [‑regexp] [‑nocase] [‑all] [‑filter <arg>] [‑exclude_bd_ips]
    [‑of_objects <args>] [‑quiet] [‑verbose] [<patterns>...]

Returns

List of IP objects.

Usage

Name Description
[-regexp] Patterns are full regular expressions
[-nocase] Perform case-insensitive matching
[-all] Include subcore IP in search
[-filter] Filter list with expression
[-exclude_bd_ips] Exclude all IP owned by a block design.
[-of_objects] Get 'ip' objects of these types: 'ip file'.
[-quiet] Ignore command errors
[-verbose] Suspend message limits during command execution
[<patterns>] Match IP names against patterns Default: * Values: The default search pattern is the wildcard *, or .* when -regexp is specified.

Categories

Object, Project, IPFlow

Description

Get a list of IP cores in the current project based on the specified search pattern. The default command returns a list of all IPs in the project.

Note: To improve memory and performance, the get_* commands return a container list of a single type of objects (e.g. cells, nets, pins, or ports). You can add new objects to the list (using lappend for instance), but you can only add the same type of object that is currently in the list. Adding a different type of object, or string, to the list is not permitted and will result in a Tcl error.

Arguments

-regexp - (Optional) Specifies that the search <patterns> are written as regular expressions. Both search <patterns> and -filter expressions must be written as regular expressions when this argument is used. Xilinx® regular expression Tcl commands are always anchored to the start of the search string. You can add ".*" to the beginning or end of a search string to widen the search to include a substring. See http://perldoc.perl.org/perlre.html for help with regular expression syntax.
Note: The Tcl built-in command regexp is not anchored, and works as a standard Tcl command. For more information refer to http://www.tcl.tk/man/tcl8.5/TclCmd/regexp.htm.

-nocase - (Optional) Perform case-insensitive matching when a pattern has been specified. This argument applies to the use of -regexp only.

-all - (Optional) Returns submodules of IP objects. Submodules are IP instances that are created as part of the generation of the parent IP core. By default, only parent IP objects used in the current project or design are returned, any IP cores used within those parent IP objects are not returned.

-filter <args> - (Optional) Filter the results list with the specified expression. The -filter argument filters the list of objects returned by get_ips based on property values on the IP cores. You can find the properties on an object with the report_property or list_property commands. In the case of the "IP" object, "NAME" and "DELIVERED_TARGETS" are some of the properties that can be used to filter results.

The filter search pattern should be quoted to avoid having to escape special characters. String matching is case-sensitive and is always anchored to the start and to the end of the search string. The wildcard “*” character can be used at the beginning or at the end of a search string to widen the search to include a substring of the property value.
Note: The filter returns an object if a specified property exists on the object, and the specified pattern matches the property value on the object. In the case of the "*" wildcard character, this will match a property with a defined value of "".
For string comparison, the specific operators that can be used in filter expressions are "equal" (==), "not-equal" (!=), "match" (=~), and "not-match" (!~). Numeric comparison operators <, >, <=, and >= can also be used. Multiple filter expressions can be joined by AND and OR (&& and ||). The following gets input pins that do NOT contain the “RESET” substring within their name:
get_pins * -filter {DIRECTION == IN && NAME !~ "*RESET*"}
Boolean (bool) type properties can be directly evaluated in filter expressions as true or not true:
-filter {IS_PRIMITIVE && !IS_LOC_FIXED}

-exclude_bd_ips - (Optional) Do not include IPs from the current design that belong to a block design object.

-of_objects <arg> - (Optional) Get a list of the IP cores of the specified IP or file objects.
Note: The -of_objects option requires objects to be specified using the get_* commands, such as get_cells or get_pins, rather than specifying objects by name. In addition, -of_objects cannot be used with a search <pattern>.
-quiet - (Optional) Execute the command quietly, returning no messages from the command. The command also returns TCL_OK regardless of any errors encountered during execution.
Note: Any errors encountered on the command-line, while launching the command, will be returned. Only errors occurring inside the command will be trapped.
-verbose - (Optional) Temporarily override any message limits and return all messages from this command.
Note: Message limits can be defined with the set_msg_config command.

<patterns> - (Optional) Match IP cores in the design against the specified search patterns. The default pattern is the wildcard '*' which gets a list of all IP cores in the project. More than one pattern can be specified to find multiple cores based on different search criteria.

Note: You must enclose multiple search patterns in braces, {}, or quotes, "", to present the list as a single element.

Examples

The following example returns a list of IP cores with names beginning with the string "EDK":

get_ips EDK*