Requirements of an RTL Kernel - 2023.2 English

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

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To be integrated into the Vitis tool flow, an RTL module must minimally meet the requirements enumerated in Kernel Interface Requirements. The need to meet the kernel interface requirements applies to both XRT-managed and user-managed kernels.

In addition, XRT-managed kernels must satisfy the requirements described in Control Requirements for XRT-Managed Kernels to be executed and profiled by XRT.

User-managed kernels must have the signal interfaces needed by the Vitis compiler to allow it to link the kernels to other kernels and to the target platform, but do not need to adhere to the strict execution protocol of XRT. In this way, existing RTL IP can be more rapidly and simply integrated into the Vitis environment.

It might be necessary to revise your RTL module to meet the kernel requirements outlined in the following sections.