Most of the TE modules are available in different assembly options. Assembly option with different FPGA/SOC devices or other DDR sizes need an own board part file. In some cases also a PCB revision changes or a special carrier module combination needs a separate board part.

It's recommended to use the board part files only for this Vivado Version, for which it has been provided. Depending on the Schema Version of the XML-Files and Xilinx IP definitions, it is possible to use them with other Vivado versions, see Xilinx ug895.

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Naming Conventions and Version

This Naming Convention will be used for the most Vivado 2016.2 Board Part Files and newer one.

Board Part Files consists on a base folder, a version sub folder with three xml files and one picture:

Board Part Base Folder

Board Part Names of the base folder consists of max. three parts separated by underline character.

Usage of the part of nameExample 1Example 2Example 3Example 4
Name of the PCB SeriesAlwaysTE0726TE0745TE0720TE0711
FPGA SizeOptional
FPGA Speed/Temperature GradeOptional


Board Part Version Folder

Version folder Name consists on a major and minor number separated by a dot (<major>.<minor>, example 1.0) Different Version folder means:

  • Changes on assembly option, which has effects on the reference design, for example DDR Size
  • Boart Part for special Carrier/Module combination
  • Changes on PCB-Revision, which has effects on the reference design

Attention: Changes on the settings of the TE Board Part Files by itself are not under version control at the moment, like described in Xilinx ug895.  XML file includes a comment header with the date of the last change of the selected file.


Board Part Files will be delivered with our Reference Designs on our<group>/<form factor>/<module_name>/Reference_Design/<vivado_version>/<design_name>.

Board Part Files are locate in the sub folder <design_name>/board_files/ of the downloadable Reference Design. For detailed information of the zip-file folder structure see: Project Delivery - Directory Structure.

This folder includes also a *_board_files.csv file with a list of all available board parts. This list is only used by TE-Scripts.

Select Correct Board Part Files

Since 2018.3 special "Module Selection Guide" is included into "_create_win_setup.cmd" and ""

  • Execute "_create_win_setup.cmd" or ""
  • Select "Module Selection Guide" (press "0" and Enter)
  • Follow instructions


See Vivado Board Part Installation and Project Delivery - QuickStart