Step 3: Create a Block Design Container - 2024.1 English

Vivado Design Suite Tutorial: Dynamic Function eXchange (UG947)

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Now that levels of hierarchy are established, the rp1 instance can be converted to a block design container, which represents the Reconfigurable Partition.

  1. Right-click on the collapsed rp1 instance and select Create Block Design Container.
  2. Name the container rp1rm1 and click OK.

    This converts the hierarchical instance into a block design container. The level of the hierarchy is labeled and the block contains an icon that looks like a pyramid of six rectangles.

    In the Sources window, you see a new block design has been added to the project.

    This action has created a new block design for the rp1 submodule. If you expand the rp1 instance in the design_1 block design, you see that you cannot edit the design at that level. This is a read-only copy, so to edit the design you must open the source block design from the Sources window as shown in the previous figure.

  3. Double click on the rp1rm1 block design in the Sources window to open the block design.

  4. Select the Address Editor window and ensure the range for /rp1/axi_gpio_1/S_AXI is 64K.

  5. If any changes are made, return to the diagram, right-click and select Validate Design. After validation completes, click Save to save the block design.

    The design as it stands now is still a standard IP integrator project but with two block designs instead of one. The block design container feature in IP integrator allows you to add multiple design sources for the rp1 hierarchical instance, enabling changes through the use of multiple design revisions, or allowing for team design by sharing submodule block designs with team members.