RTL Kernel Development Flow - 2023.2 English

Vitis Unified Software Platform Documentation: Application Acceleration Development (UG1393)

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This section explains the process of creating RTL kernels using the Package IP feature inside the Vivado Design Suite. The Package IP command provides a Package for Vitis option which greatly simplifies packaging an existing RTL IP as a compiled object (.xo) file for use in the Vitis environment.

The packaged XO file is a container encapsulating the Vivado IP object (including source files) and associated kernel XML file. Using the Vitis compiler, the XO file can be combined with other kernels, and linked with the target platform and built for hardware or hardware emulation flows.

The Package for Vitis feature provides DRCs to check the completeness of the packaged IP prior to generating the XO file, and also automates the package_xo command to simplify the production of the packaged RTL kernel.