When C/RTL co-simulation completes, Vitis HLS typically indicates that the simulations passed and the functionality of the RTL design matches the initial C code. When the C/RTL co-simulation fails, Vitis HLS issues the following message:
@E [SIM-4] *** C/RTL co-simulation finished: FAIL ***
Following are the primary reasons for a C/RTL co-simulation failure:
- Incorrect environment setup
- Unsupported or incorrectly applied optimization directives
- Issues with the C test bench or the C source code
To debug a C/RTL co-simulation failure, run the checks described in the following sections. If you are unable to resolve the C/RTL co-simulation failure, see Xilinx Support for support resources, such as answers, documentation, downloads, and forums.