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AR# 58832

Vivado IP Flows - "WARNING: [IP_Flow 19-2162] IP 'ip_component_name' is locked..."


After upgrading my design to the latest version of the tools, I see the following types of warning messages associated with some of the IPs in my design.

WARNING: [IP_Flow 19-2162] IP 'my_fifo' is locked. Locked reason: IP definition 'FIFO Generator' for IP ''my_fifo' (customized with software release 2013.2) has a newer major version in the IP Catalog. No useable simulation outputs (source HDL and data files) are available for this IP, so simulation cannot be run. Either upgrade the IP or generate the simulation outputs for this IP using the Vivado software it was customized with, then import into this project. Please select 'Report IP Status' from the 'Tools/Report' menu for instructions to unlock.

What does this mean and can it be avoided?


This occurs when an IP has been rev'ed in the current software release. For the message above, 'my_fifo' was created in 2013.2 and now in 2013.3 there is a newer version of the FIFO Generator and as such, it is not possible to regenerate this core in 2013.3.

To avoid this message:

  • update to the newer version of the core
  • Open the IP core in the software version in which it was created (e.g. Vivado 2013.2 in the example above) and regenerate all output products for the core and then bring those into the current version.

The term 'locked" in the message refers to the fact that it is not possible to:

  • Generate new output products for the IP using this version of Vivado tools
  • Re-customize or reconfigure the IP using this version of Vivado¬†tools
AR# 58832
Date Created 12/16/2013
Last Updated 01/07/2014
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.3
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.4
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.1
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.2