The Flow Navigator is a process flow representation of the Vitis HLS design flow. Each step in the process is represented by actions that you can launch to work through the flow. All viewers and reports are also available through the Flow Navigator as each step is completed.
Figure 1. Flow Navigator
The different steps represented in the Flow Navigator include:
- C SIMULATION: opens the C Simulation dialog box, and lists the available reports after simulation has been run, as described in Verifying Code with C Simulation.
- C SYNTHESIS: opens the C Synthesis dialog box, and lists the available reports after synthesis has been run, as discussed in Synthesizing the Code.
- C/RTL COSIMULATION: opens the C/RTL Cosimulation dialog box, and lists the available reports after simulation has been run, as described in C/RTL Co-Simulation in Vitis HLS.
- IMPLEMENTATION: lets you specify the format and location of the exported RTL file from Vitis HLS as discussed in Exporting the RTL Design, and also run Vivado synthesis and implementation to generate more detailed utilization and timing reports.
Tip: You can cancel Simulation, Synthesis, C/RTL Cosimulation, or Implementation using the Stop command from the Flow Navigator.