The Vivado® Design Suite allows you to create projects based on specific boards. Trenz Electronic provides Vivado Board Part files in the download area. This files are included into the reference projects, please choose a reference design under the proper module.
There are three options for installing the Board Part files
Attention: The board part files of our reference designs are for the corresponding Vivado version of the project delivery. It's possible to use them with other Vivado versions, but maybe it's not working correctly, if this is done.
The board part file will be set for the local project, if the project is generated with the provided scripts from the project delivery. More information on: Project Delivery
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.
Attention: This description s for Vivado 2015.1 and higher. Older Vivado versions used other variable names, so some changes are necessary.
Start your Vivado Version and the TCL-console printout should be the following:
|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 2015.1 or higher 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