Creating and Running a Read Transaction - 2023.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Programming and Debugging (UG908)

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The Tcl command used to create an AXI transaction is called create_hw_axi_txn. For more information on how to use this command, type "help create_hw_axi_txn" at the Tcl Console in the Vivado IDE. Here is an example on how to create a 4-word AXI read burst transaction from address 0:

create_hw_axi_txn read_txn [get_hw_axis hw_axi_1] -type READ -address 00000000 -len 4


  • read_txn is the user-defined name of the transaction
  • [get_hw_axis hw_axi_1] returns the hw_axi_1 object
  • -address 00000000 is the start address
  • -len 4 sets the AXI burst length to 4 words

The next step is to run the transaction that was created using the run_hw_axi command. Here is an example on how to do this:

run_hw_axi [get_hw_axi_txns read_txn]

The last step is to get the data that was read due to running the transaction. You can use either the report_hw_axi_txn or report_property commands to print the data to the screen or you can use the get_property command to return the value for use elsewhere.

report_hw_axi_txn [get_hw_axi_txns read_txn]
0 00000000 00000000
8 00000000 00000000
report_property [get_hw_axi_txns read_txn]
Property  Type  Read-only Visible Value
CLASS    string true    true   hw_axi_txn
CMD.ADDR  string false   true   00000000
CMD.BURST  enum  false   true   INCR
CMD.CACHE  int   false   true   3
CMD.ID   int   false   true   0
CMD.LEN   int   false   true   4
CMD.SIZE  enum  false   true   32
DATA    string false   true   00000000000000000000000000000000
HW_AXI   string true    true   hw_axi_1
NAME    string true    true   read_txn
TYPE    enum  false   true   READ