Intel® FPGA AI Suite: IP Reference Manual

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Date 12/01/2023
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3.4.1. The --flow create_ip Flow

The default flow for the IP generation utility (dla_create_ip command) is the --flow create_ip flow. This flow creates a new IP library directory (<ip_directory>).

To generate a new IP, provide one of the following options as the location of architecture description file or files:
  • Use the --arch option to specify one or more architecture description files (.arch).
  • Use the --arch_dir option to specify a directory that contains one or more architecture description files. All architecture description files in the directory are added to the IP library.

Use the --ip_dir option to specify the output Intel® FPGA AI Suite IP library directory. If unspecified, the default value of <ai_suite_root>/ip is used as the IP library directory.

You can specify the --overwrite option to overwrite the IP directory and create a new IP if the IP directory already exists. If the --overwrite option is not set, the script prompts you if want to overwrite the IP library directory.

Usage Synopsis

dla_create_ip [--flow create_ip] \
   --arch <path to .arch File> [<path to .arch file> ...] \
   [--ip_dir <ip_directory>] \
   [--overwrite]
dla_create_ip [--flow create_ip] \
   --arch_dir=<path to  directory with .arch files> \
   [--ip_dir <ip_directory>] \
   [--overwrite]

Sample Call

dla_create_ip --flow create_ip \ 
   --arch=$COREDLA_ROOT/example_architectures/A10_Generic.arch \
   --overwrite \
   --ip_dir ./ip

Sample Output

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            Start IP Creation Flow
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Generate file path ip/intel_ai_ip/Verilog/Generic_A10
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            IP Creation finished
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