The AMD Vivado™ tool suite supports two simulation models for the NoC: a SystemC transaction level model, (tlm), and a System Verilog register transfer model, (rtl). The tlm model is fast and efficient while the rtl model is near cycle-accurate (typically within 5% of hardware).
Because the NoC routing solution is compiled from an
aggregation of the traffic specifications of all of the NoC instances in the design, a single simulation model is constructed to represent the
NoC as configured by the compiler. It is not possible
to mix rtl simulation for some NoC instances and tlm for
others. If there is a mismatch in simulation models an error will be issued during
The simulation model selection can be made by setting the SELECTED_SIM_MODEL
property on each of the axi_noc and axis_noc instances. The possible values of
rtl (the default) and
tlm. On the IP integrator canvas select each axi_noc
instance and set the SELECTED_SIM_MODEL property in the Block Properties menu. From Tcl
issue the following command.
set_property SELECTED_SIM_MODEL tlm [get_bd_cells /axi_noc_0]