Functions Primer - 2023.2 English

Vitis High-Level Synthesis User Guide (UG1399)

Document ID
Release Date
2023.2 English

The top-level function becomes the top-level module of the RTL design after synthesis. All sub-functions that are not in-lined are synthesized into separate modules in the RTL design. Arguments of the top-level function are implemented as interface ports in the hardware as described in Interfaces of the HLS Design. Global variables used by the kernel cannot be accessed from the outside. Any variable that is accessed by both the test bench (or other compiled kernels or host) and the kernel itself should be defined as an argument of the top-level function.

Important: The top-level function cannot be a static function.

After synthesis, each function in the design has its own synthesis report and HDL file (Verilog and VHDL).