Debugging a design is a complicated process and often needs to switch between views/reports. The Vitis analyzer supports this functionality and allows detailed inspection of events and their associated timing. Cross-probing allows you to probe data in different views allowing you to view I/O data from different perspectives, including data on a particular tile or port, and at what time an event occurred, all within the same window. The Trace and Graph views can be shown in the same window and moving the time marker in the Trace view or selecting object(s) in the Graph view applies to both views simultaneously.
- Use the Window
Layout toolbar (circled in the following image) to
manage views/reports. In the following image, the Trace and Graph view are selected to appear in
the same window.
- The filter button function, shown circled in the following image, selects
tiles, functions, input/output ports, DMA, locks to be included or excluded from
trace view to focus on areas of interest.
- Drag the time marker to move the time backwards and forwards to evaluate
events at a given time. Events occurring after the selected time are highlighted
in the events table of the Trace view at the bottom of the screen.
- Select objects in the
Graph view to map graph, tiles, I/O
ports, and net connections to see the object ID, type, direction, data type,
buffers, and connected ports.