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AR# 64863

Vivado IP Integrator - What does the "ipshared" folder do?

Description

I have migrated a design with a .bd into a new version (for example 2014.1).

When resetting and regenerating the .bd, a folder called "ipshared" appears in the directory where the "bd" folder is located.

What does this ipshared folder do?

Solution

The ipshared folder is a new feature added in 2014.1 to reduce the number of files that can explode with IP in an IPI (IP Integrator) design.

The files here are all static copies of files that are in the install area.

It helps to avoid unnecessary duplication of files, for example, multiple instances of block memory IP.

AR# 64863
Date Created 06/26/2015
Last Updated 11/04/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
Tools
  • Vivado Design Suite