The Vivado IP integrator environment enables you to stitch together various IP into IP subsystems using the AMBA® AXI4 interconnect protocol. You can interactively configure and connect IP using a block design style interface and easily connect entire interfaces by drawing DRC-correct connections similar to a schematic. Connecting the IP using standard interfaces saves time over traditional RTL-based connectivity. Connection automation is provided as well as a set of DRCs to ensure proper IP configuration and connectivity. These IP block designs are then validated, packaged, and treated as a single design source. Block designs can be used in a design project or shared among other projects. The IP integrator environment is the main interface for embedded design and the Xilinx evaluation board interface. For more information, see the Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Designing IP Subsystems Using IP Integrator (UG994).