A new feature called Block Design Containers (BDC) allows users to segment designs into multiple block designs, enabling modular and team-based design flows, including DFX. Versal DFX designs are processed through IP integrator. Access to critical Versal features such as the CIPS IP and NoC are much more easily managed in IP integrator. However, all architectures are supported by the BDC flow. For more information on IP integrator and Block Design Containers in particular, refer Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Designing IP Subsystems using IP Integrator (UG994).
BDC expands the hierarchical blocks capability in Vivado IP integrator. A hierarchical block creates a new level of
hierarchy in a block design (BD) that can contain any number of user selected IP blocks.
The BDC feature turns a hierarchical block along with the content inside into a separate
block design itself. The resulting BD is defined as a
.bd design source and can also be used as part of another block design