Optimizations in Vitis HLS
software platform, a kernel
defined in the C/C++ language, or
C, must be
compiled into the register transfer level (RTL) that can be implemented into the programmable
logic of a
v++ compiler calls the Vitis High-Level
Synthesis (HLS) tool to synthesize the RTL code from the kernel source code.
The HLS tool is intended to work with the Vitis IDE project without interaction. However, the HLS tool also provides pragmas that can be used to optimize the design, reduce latency, improve throughput performance, and reduce area and device resource usage of the resulting RTL code. These pragmas can be added directly to the source code for the kernel.
The HLS pragmas include the optimization types specified in the following table.