AI Engine Trace from VCD - 2021.2 English

Versal ACAP AI Engine Programming Environment User Guide (UG1076)

Document ID
UG1076
ft:locale
English (United States)
Release Date
2021-12-17
Version
2021.2 English

The vcdanalyze utility is provided to generate an AI Engine event trace from the VCD file. This process is integrated into the Vitis tool flow automatically. From the Vitis IDE, after a simulation run has finished capturing AI Engine events, you can right-click on the project from the Explorer view and select Analyze AIE Events. The trace data is produced under the current project at Traces/AIE_AXI_Trace and various views are automatically loaded into the current project.

The raw event trace under the directory Traces/AIE_AXI_Trace/ctf/events.txt should look like the following:

time=1741000,event=FROM_PL,name=tl.me.shim.tile_0_0.pl_interface.pl_to_shim0.data0,col=0,streamid=0,data0=65536,data1=0,tlast=0
time=1742000,event=FROM_PL,name=tl.me.shim.tile_0_0.pl_interface.pl_to_shim0.data0,col=0,streamid=0,data0=196610,data1=0,tlast=0
time=1743000,event=FROM_PL,name=tl.me.shim.tile_0_0.pl_interface.pl_to_shim0.data0,col=0,streamid=0,data0=327684,data1=0,tlast=0
time=1743000,event=CORE_RESET,col=1,row=0
time=1744000,event=FROM_PL,name=tl.me.shim.tile_0_0.pl_interface.pl_to_shim0.data0,col=0,streamid=0,data0=458758,data1=0,tlast=0
time=1745000,event=FROM_PL,name=tl.me.shim.tile_0_0.pl_interface.pl_to_shim0.data0,col=0,streamid=0,data0=589832,data1=0,tlast=0
time=1746000,event=FROM_PL,name=tl.me.shim.tile_0_0.pl_interface.pl_to_shim0.data0,col=0,streamid=0,data0=720906,data1=0,tlast=0
time=1747000,event=FROM_PL,name=tl.me.shim.tile_0_0.pl_interface.pl_to_shim0.data0,col=0,streamid=0,data0=851980,data1=0,tlast=0
time=1748000,event=FROM_PL,name=tl.me.shim.tile_0_0.pl_interface.pl_to_shim0.data0,col=0,streamid=0,data0=983054,data1=0,tlast=0
time=1749000,event=FROM_PL,name=tl.me.shim.tile_0_0.pl_interface.pl_to_shim0.data0,col=0,streamid=0,data0=1,data1=0,tlast=0
time=1750000,event=FROM_PL,name=tl.me.shim.tile_0_0.pl_interface.pl_to_shim0.data0,col=0,streamid=0,data0=131075,data1=0,tlast=0
time=1751000,event=FROM_PL,name=tl.me.shim.tile_0_0.pl_interface.pl_to_shim0.data0,col=0,streamid=0,data0=262149,data1=0,tlast=0
time=2186000,event=DM_WRITE_REQ,col=0,row=0,port=tl.me.array.tile_0_1.mm.dm.port_AXI_write_b6
time=2190000,event=DM_WRITE_REQ,col=0,row=0,port=tl.me.array.tile_0_1.mm.dm.port_AXI_write_b7
time=2194000,event=DM_WRITE_REQ,col=0,row=0,port=tl.me.array.tile_0_1.mm.dm.port_AXI_write_b6
time=2198000,event=DM_WRITE_REQ,col=0,row=0,port=tl.me.array.tile_0_1.mm.dm.port_AXI_write_b7
time=2202000,event=DM_WRITE_REQ,col=0,row=0,port=tl.me.array.tile_0_1.mm.dm.port_AXI_write_b2
time=2206000,event=DM_WRITE_REQ,col=0,row=0,port=tl.me.array.tile_0_1.mm.dm.port_AXI_write_b3

The following command produces the AI Engine trace data for foo.vcd in text form in the ./trdata/events.txt file.

vcdanalyze -vcd foo.vcd
Tip: Use vcdanalyze -h to get help for the command.

The following command produces a CSV file from the AI Engine trace data from the foo.vcd file.

vcdanalyze -vcd=foo.vcd -csv

The following command produces the waveform data files from the AI Engine trace data from the foo.vcd file.

vcdanalyze -vcd foo.vcd -wdb