make_wrapper - 2024.1 English

Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide (UG835)

Document ID
UG835
Release Date
2024-05-30
Version
2024.1 English

Generate HDL wrapper for the specified source

Syntax

make_wrapper [‑top] [‑testbench] [‑inst_template] [‑fileset <arg>]
    [‑import] [‑force] [‑quiet] [‑verbose] <files>

Usage

Name Description
[-top] Create a top-level wrapper for the specified source
[-testbench] Create a testbench for the specified source
[-inst_template] Create an instantiation template for the specified source. The template will not be added to the project and will be generated for reference purposes only.
[-fileset] Fileset name
[-import] Import generated wrapper to the project
[-force] Overwrite existing source(s)
[-quiet] Ignore command errors
[-verbose] Suspend message limits during command execution
<files> Source file for which the wrapper needs to be generated

Categories

Project, SysGen

Description

Create a Verilog or VHDL wrapper for instantiating a sub-design into the project.

The make_wrapper command will create a wrapper for Embedded Processor Designs from the IP integrator of the Vivado™ Design Suite, or any IP integrator block design, as well as DSP modules created in System Generator or MathWorks MatLab.

You can generate a wrapper to make the sub-design the top-level of a stand-alone design, or for instantiating a sub-design into an existing design. You can also generate a wrapper for a simulation test bench of System Generator sub-designs.

Note: The wrapper is generated in Verilog or VHDL according to the TARGET_LANGUAGE property on the project.

The command returns information related to the creation of the wrappers, or returns an error if it fails.

Arguments

-top - (Optional) Create a top-level Verilog or VHDL wrapper for the specified source. The wrapper instantiates the sub-design as the top-level of the design hierarchy.

-testbench - (Optional) Create a simulation test bench template for the specified sub-design. This includes the DUT module instantiation, but does not include the stimulus for simulation.

Important: This option is only valid for SysGen composite files. All other sources will produce an error.

-inst_template - (Optional) Create an instantiation template for the specified source. The template will not be added to the project and will be generated for reference purposes only. The instantiation template can be cut and paste into another RTL file to create an instance of the module in the hierarchy.

-fileset - (Optional) Specify the destination fileset for importing the wrapper file into the project. By default, the wrapper will be imported into sources_1.

-import - (Optional) Import the wrapper file into the project, adding it to the appropriate fileset.

-force - (Optional) Overwrite an existing wrapper file.

-quiet - (Optional) Execute the command quietly, returning no messages from the command. The command also returns TCL_OK regardless of any errors encountered during execution.
Note: Any errors encountered on the command-line, while launching the command, will be returned. Only errors occurring inside the command will be trapped.
-verbose - (Optional) Temporarily override any message limits and return all messages from this command.
Note: Message limits can be defined with the set_msg_config command.

<files> - (Required) Specify the source files to generate the wrapper from. The make_wrapper command only supports the .mdl file format from System Generator for DSP, the .slx format from MathWorks MATLAB, and the .bd file format from the IP integrator of the Vivado Design Suite.

Examples

The following example creates the instantiation template to integrate the specified IP integrator block design into the design hierarchy of the current project:

make_wrapper -inst_template -fileset [get_filesets sources_1] \
-files [get_files C:/Data/design_1/design_1.bd]