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AR# 57341

I have received the error: @E [IMPL-38] Design is using Vivado-only cores. Please switch to Vivado flow by passing '-tool vivado' to 'set_​part' command while executing export_​design -format pcore in Vivado 2013.2

Description

When using Vivado HLS in 2013.2, I receive the following error:

@E [IMPL-38]  Design is using Vivado-only cores. Please switch to Vivado flow by passing '-tool vivado' to 'set_part' command.


I am executing the following command:
export_design -format pcore -version "1.00.a" -use_netlist none"
(file "C:\work\CUWV\hls\mylabs\anisodiff\\anisodiff\solution2\export.tcl" line 8)

Solution

This error can occur in designs using floating point core (for example exp) which are supposed to use Vivado. 

The below message would be received while synthesizing the code using ISE (RTL Tool Option):

@E [IMPL-38] Design is using Vivado-only cores. Please switch to Vivado flow by passing '-tool vivado' to 'set_part' command.


This error message is only seen with the RTL Tool Option set to Auto.
 
Please set the RTL Tools option to Vivado and after Synthesis, try to generate and export the RTL. 

Note that the pcore option is not available if you select Vivado as the RTL Tool.

Instead you will need to use IP Catalog, export the RTL and add the generated IP to Vivado.

Refer to (UG902) page 190 for details related to integrating this into Vivado.
 
http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2013_2/ug902-vivado-high-level-synthesis.pdf

Please note that it is not possible to use the pcore option in Vivado as we have moved to the IP Integrator flow in Vivado for Embedded Designs.
 
AR# 57341
Date Created 09/03/2013
Last Updated 03/23/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
Devices
  • Kintex-7
Tools
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.2