The Vivado® Design Suite allows you to create projects based on specific boards. Trenz Electronic provides Vivado Board Part files in the download area. Please choose the BSP folder under the proper module.
There are two options for installing the Board Part files
This Option allows you to install the Vivado Board Part files to any location of your choosing. The disadvantage is that it required an additional command to point the tools to your repository.
Setting this parameter in the Vivado TCL Console is shown below. Set the following parameter as the first command after the Vivado integrated design environment (IDE) opens. Notice the direction of the ‘/’ forward slash. A backward slash will be accepted, but the path will not be registered correctly. To use this method you will need issue the command each time you launch Vivado.
set_param project.boardPartRepoPaths C:/TE
If you finish to create the init.tcl file, place this file in the software installation:
|Please make sure you use plain ASCII text editor when creating the init.tcl file, any non ASCII character in the file will make Vivado to freeze on startup.|
A working init.tcl file is provided in the archive with this tutorial. With this method you can set up a permanent initialization TCL that is read by Vivado each time it launches. Details about the init.tcl file are included in UG835 Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide. UG835 describes where to put the init.tcl file.
This is the quickest option, but it is not recommended by Xilinx. Use at your own risk.
Regardless of which method you choose, the new boards should now be visible in Vivado 2014.4 for vendor trenz.biz . To test this out, do the following.
The options should appear as shown.
For more information about this capability, please refer to the following Quick Take video.
The software used is