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    How to combine bitstreams (thrid party IP cores) to use it in main design?

    In FPGA design when we buy Intellectual property (IP) from a vendor I assume they provide the IP core in a form of bitstream file.
    My question is how we actually combine these different bitstream from different vendor and configure it in our system?

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    Re: How to combine bitstreams (thrid party IP cores) to use it in main design?

    It depends what the IP is.
    If it is a complete design, then yes, it will be a bitstream. This cannot be combined with anything else as it would program the entire chip.
    But you can get IP in the form of source code, encrypted source code, netlist (synthesis or post fit) which can all be compiled into a design. Here, you dont get provided with a bit stream, you compile the provided source.



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    Re: How to combine bitstreams (thrid party IP cores) to use it in main design?

    Really unlikely that you will get a bitstream for an IP.
    Really, I am not Sam.



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