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RapidWright is an open source project from AMD Research and Advanced Development (formerly Xilinx Research Labs) that provides a new bridge to Vivado through reading and writing design checkpoint (DCP) files. Its mission is to enable power users greater flexibility in customizing solutions to their unique implementation challenges.

RapidWright also provides a new design methodology leveraging pre-implemented modules (modules that have been synthesized, placed and routed out-of-context). These pre-implemented modules can be cached, replicated and relocated using the RapidWright framework. We see pre-implemented modules as a way to build systematic shells and overlays and a core piece of strategy in achieving near-spec performance.

If you run into issues, feel free to file an issue on the Github issue tracker, or, for more broad questions/requests, post on our discussion forum. Documentation and Javadoc reference is also available.

For more information, please see

NOTE: RapidWright is not an official product from Xilinx and designs created or derived from it are not warranted. Please see LICENSE.TXT for full details.


Easiest way to Checkout and Compile a RapidWright Repo Locally:

git clone
cd RapidWright
./gradlew compileJava

More details here:

How to Update RapidWright to the Latest Revision

git pull
# resolve any issues
./gradlew updateJars
./gradlew compileJava

Python Setup

pip install rapidwright

More details here:

Development setup

RapidWright includes a git pre-commit hook that runs some quick checks before commits. After cloning the repository, the hook is not enabled by default. To enable it, run this command:

make enable_pre_commit_hook

You will only have to do this once.