The Vitis core development kit can generate a Waveform view when running hardware emulation. It displays in-depth details at the system-level, CU level, and at the function level. The details include data transfers between the kernel and global memory and data flow through inter-kernel pipes. These details provide many insights into performance bottlenecks from the system-level down to individual function calls to help optimize your application.
The Live Waveform Viewer is similar to the Waveform view, however, it provides
even lower-level details with some degree of interactivity. The Live Waveform Viewer can
also be opened using the Vivado logic simulator,
Waveform data is not collected by default because it requires the runtime to generate simulation waveforms during hardware emulation, which consumes more time and disk space. Refer to Generating and Opening the Waveform Reports for instructions on enabling these features.
You can also open the waveform database (.wdb) file with the Vivado logic simulator through the Linux command line:
xsim -gui <filename.wdb> &