As the complexity of Xilinx® silicon products increases, designs that leverage these advanced features tend to be larger and more complex. Furthermore, with additional design capabilities in different domains there are often more team members involved in the design process. To increase the productivity in the design cycle, it becomes more important for the software design tools to incorporate capabilities that address collaborative design and shorten the design process as much as possible.
This chapter introduces a number of features in Vivado IP integrator that enable design teams to achieve the following goals in a meaningful way:
- Enhancing productivity by leveraging modular design with Block Design Containers.
- Facilitating efficient maintenance of design sources with Revision Control.
- Improving performance and interoperability with easier design iteration and reuse.