Parameter Legality Notes - 2024.1 English

Vitis Libraries

Release Date
2024-05-30
Version
2024.1 English

Where possible, illegal values for template parameters, or illegal combinations of values for template parameters are detected at compilation time. Where an illegal configuration is detected, compilation will fail with an error message indicating the constraint in question. However, no attempt has been made to detect an error upon configurations which are simply too large for the resource available, as the library element cannot know how much of the device is used by the user code and also because the resource limits vary by device which the library unit cannot deduce. In these cases, compilation will likely fail, but due to the over-use of a resource detected by the AIE tools. For example, an FFT of TT_DATA = cint16 can be supported up to TP_POINT_SIZE=65536 using TP_PARALLEL_POWER=4. A similarly configured FFT with TT_DATA=cint32 will not compile because the per-tile memory use, which is constant and predictable, is exceeded. This condition is detected and an error would be issued. A FFT with TT_DATA=cint32 and TP_PARALLEL_POWER=5 should, in theory, be possible to implement, but this will use 192 tiles directly and will use the memory of many other tiles, so is likely to exceed the capacity of the AIE array. However, the available capacity cannot easily be determined, so no error check is applied here.

The largest point size which can be supported in a single kernel is limited by data memory availability. Since IObuffer connections default to double buffering for maximal throughput, the choice of TP_API (IObuffer or streams) affects the maximum point size, because the limit will be reached for iobuffers for a lower TP_POINT_SIZE than for streams. The following table indicates the maximum point size possible for a single kernel for various values of TT_DATA and TP_API.

Table 45 Maximum Point Size in a Single Kernel
TT_DATA Max Point Size
TP_API=0 (iobuffer I/O) TP_API=1 (stream I/O)
cint16 2048 4096
cint32 2048 4096
cfloat 2048 2048

The maximum point size supported per kernel puts a practical limit on the maximum point size supported when using TP_PARALLEL_POWER>1. This is because the largest devices available currently support a maximum TP_PARALLEL_POWER of 4. The largest possible FFT can be found by multiplying the values in the table by 2^4. For example, the largest practical FFT with stream IO and cint16 data is 4096 << 4 = 65536. However, the extensive use of neighboring tile RAM makes placement a challenge the the mapper, so 32768 may be a practical upper limit for cint32.