Interface Configuration - 2024.1 English

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

Document ID
UG1393
Release Date
2024-05-30
Version
2024.1 English

The syn.interface commands configure the default interface settings applied to the HLS component. These settings can be overridden for specific top-level interface ports using syn.directive.interface.

syn.interface.clock_enable
Add a clock-enable port (ap_ce) to the design. The clock enable prevents all clock operations when it is active low, and disables all sequential operations. The default is false.
syn.interface.clock_enable=1
syn.interface.default_slave_interface
Specify the default slave interface. The two modes are s_axilite and none. The default is s_axilite.
syn.interface.default_slave_interface=none
syn.interface.m_axi_addr64
Enable 64-bit addressing for all m_axi interfaces. This is enabled by default. When disabled, the m_axi interfaces uses 32-bit addressing.
syn.interface.m_axi_addr64=1
syn.interface.m_axi_alignment_byte_size
Specify default alignment byte size for all m_axi interfaces. The default when this option is not specified is 64 bytes for Vitis kernel flow, or 1 byte for Vivado IP flow as described in the Default of Vivado/Vitis Flows section of theVitis High-Level Synthesis User Guide (UG1399).
syn.interface.m_axi_alignment_byte_size=16
Tip: A value of 0 is not valid.
syn.interface.m_axi_auto_id_channel
Enable automatic assignment of channel IDs for m_axi interfaces. This is disabled by default. Refer to the AXI4 Master Interface section of the Vitis High-Level Synthesis User Guide (UG1399) for additional information.
syn.interface.m_axi_auto_id_channel=1
syn.interface.m_axi_auto_max_ports
Enable automatic creation of separate m_axi interface adapters for each argument or port on the interface. This is disabled by default, reducing the m_axi interfaces to minimum needed. Refer to the section M_AXI Bundles of the Vitis High-Level Synthesis User Guide (UG1399) for more information.
syn.interface.m_axi_auto_max_ports=1
syn.interface.m_axi_buffer_impl
Specify the implementation resource for all buffers internal to the m_axi adapters. The choices are auto, lutram, bram, uram. The default is bram.
syn.interface.m_axi_buffer_impl=lutram
syn.interface.m_axi_cache_impl
Specify the implementation resource for cache added to the m_axi adapters. The choices are auto, lutram, bram, uram. The default is auto.
syn.interface.m_axi_cache_impl=lutram
syn.interface.m_axi_conservative_mode
Configure all m_axi adapters to work in conservative mode, waiting to issue a write request until the associated write data is entirely available (typically, buffered into the adapter or already emitted). It uses a buffer inside the MAXI adapter to store all the data for a burst (both in case of reading and writing). This feature is enabled by default, and might slightly increase write latency but can resolve deadlock due to concurrent requests (read or write) on the memory subsystem. Disable conservative mode by setting it to false.
syn.interface.m_axi_conservative_mode=0
syn.interface.m_axi_flush_mode
Configure all m_axi adapters to be flushable, writing or reading garbage data if a burst is interrupted due to pipeline blocking (missing data inputs when not in conservative mode or missing output space). This is disabled by default.
syn.interface.m_axi_flush_mode=1
syn.interface.m_axi_latency
Globally specify the expected latency of the m_axi interface, allowing the design to initiate a bus request a number of cycles (latency) before the read or write is expected. The default value is 64 for the Vitis Kernel flow, and 0 for the Vivado IP flow, as described in the section Defaults of Vivado and Vitis Flows in the Vitis High-Level Synthesis User Guide (UG1399).
syn.interface.m_axi_latency=5
syn.interface.m_axi_max_bitwidth
Specifies the maximum bitwidth for the m_axi interfaces data channel. The default is 1024 bits. The specified value must be a power-of-two, between 8 and 1024. This decreases throughput if the actual accesses are bigger than the required interface, as they will be split into a multi-cycle burst of accesses.
syn.interface.m_axi_max_bitwidth=128
syn.interface.m_axi_max_read_burst_length
Specifies a global maximum number of data values read during a burst transfer for all m_axi interfaces. The default is 16.
syn.interface.m_axi_max_read_burst_length=12
syn.interface.m_axi_max_widen_bitwidth
Enable automatic port width resizing to widen bursts for the m_axi interface, up to the chosen bitwidth. The specified value must be a power of 2 between 8 and 1024, and must align with the -m_axi_alignment_size. The default value is 512 for the Vitis Kernel flow, and 0 for the Vivado IP flow.
syn.interface.m_axi_max_widen_bitwidth=64
syn.interface.m_axi_max_write_burst_length
Specifies a global maximum number of data values written during a burst transfer for all m_axi interfaces. The default is 16.
syn.interface.m_axi_max_write_burst_length=12
syn.interface.m_axi_min_bitwidth
Specifies the minimum bitwidth for m_axi interfaces data channel. The default is 8 bits. The value must be a power of 2, between 8 and 1024. This does not necessarily increase throughput if the actual accesses are smaller than the required interface.
syn.interface.m_axi_min_bitwidth=64
syn.interface.m_axi_num_read_outstanding
Specifies how many read requests can be made to the m_axi interface without a response, before the design stalls. This implies internal storage in the design, and a FIFO of size:
num_read_outstanding*max_read_burst_length*word_size
The default value is 16.
syn.interface.m_axi_num_read_outstanding=8
syn.interface.m_axi_num_write_outstanding
Specifies how many write requests can be made to the m_axi interface without a response, before the design stalls. This implies internal storage in the design, and a FIFO of size:
num_write_outstanding*max_write_burst_length*word_size
The default value is 16.
syn.interface.m_axi_num_write_outstanding=8
syn.interface.m_axi_offset
Specify the default offset mechanism for all m_axi interfaces. The options are:
  • off: No offset port is generated.
  • slave: Generates an offset port and automatically maps it to an s_axilite interface. This is the default value.
  • direct: Generates a scalar input offset port for directly passing the address offset into the IP through the offset port.
syn.interface.m_axi_offset=slave
syn.interface.register_io
Globally enables registers for all scalar inputs, outputs, or all scalar ports on the top function (arrays are always registered). The options are off , scalar_in, scalar_out, scalar_all. The default is off.
syn.interface.register_io=scalar_out
syn.interface.s_axilite_auto_restart_counter
Enables the auto-restart behavior for kernels. Use 1 to enable the auto-restart feature, or 0 to disable it which is the default. When enabled, the tool establishes the auto-restart bit in the ap_ctrl_chain control protocol for the s_axilite interface. For more information refer to Auto-Restarting Mode in the Vitis High-Level Synthesis User Guide (UG1399).
syn.interface.s_axilite_auto_restart_counter=1
syn.interface.s_axilite_data64
Enable 64 bit data width for s_axilite interface. Use 1 to enable 64 bit data width and 0 to disable it. The default is 32 bit data width.
syn.interface.s_axilite_data64=1
syn.interface.s_axilite_interrupt_mode
Specify the interrupt mode for s_axilite interface to be Clear on Read (cor) or Toggle on Write (tow). Clear on Read interrupt can be completed in a single transaction, while tow requires two. Tow is the default interrupt mode.
syn.interface.s_axilite_interrupt_mode=cor
syn.interface.s_axilite_mailbox
Enables the creation of a mailboxes for non-stream non-stable s_axilite arguments. The mailbox feature is used in the setting and management of auto-restart kernels as described in the Auto-Restarting Mode section in the Vitis High-Level Synthesis User Guide (UG1399).
The available options are:
  • in: Enable mailbox for only input arguments
  • out: Enable mailbox for only output arguments
  • both: Enable mailbox for input and output arguments
  • none: No mailbox created. This is the default value.
syn.interface.s_axilite_mailbox=in
syn.interface.s_axilite_status_regs
Enables exposure of ECC error bits in the s_axilite register file via two clear-on-read (COR) counters per BRAM or URAM with ECC enabled. Options are ecc to enable or off to disable the feature. The default is disabled.
syn.interface.s_axilite_status_regs=ecc
syn.interface.s_axilite_sw_reset
Enable SW reset in s_axilite adapter.
syn.interface.s_axilite_sw_reset=1